ATLANTA – The Auburn Tigers (6-2) picked up a convincing 104-76 win over the Indiana Hoosiers (7-2) at Holiday Hoopsgiving in Atlanta.
Auburn overcame a slow start in the first half and ended up dominating the game in just about every category.
What are the biggest takeaways from the game?
Auburn saw high-level production from players not named Johni Broome
Johni Broome has been Auburn's leading scorer so far this season. Saturday, however, he only finished with two points.
Early foul trouble limited how much Broome was able to do, but several other Tigers picked up the slack.
Six different Auburn players scored in double-figures, including guard KD Johnson.
Aden Holloway had a breakout performance
Auburn's freshman guard co-led the team in scoring with 24 points. He was also Auburn's leader from 3-point range, going 5-8.
Holloway made an impact for Auburn on both ends of the floor as he helped limit Indiana's success on the perimeter. The Hoosiers went 6-17 from deep.
Auburn had its best game from deep so far this season
Auburn went 14-29 or 48.3% from 3-point range.
This performance came after two games in which Auburn struggled to do anything from beyond the arc.
Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl has mentioned how this team is better at shooting than it was last season. That finally showed in this game.
Auburn took ultra-good care of the ball
Auburn only turned the ball over three times and allowed only two points off of those turnovers.
Indiana was not reckless with the ball but did turn it over 12 times, which led to 15 points for Auburn.
If the Tigers can take care of the ball like that regularly, they will put themselves in a good position to succeed.
KD Johnson showed up
Auburn guard KD Johnson has the capability to impact a game, but inconsistency seems to plague his level of play.
Johnson was impactful in this game, however. He scored 14 points and shot 5-9 from the field. His impact was felt on the defensive end as well.
If Johnson can regularly contribute at this level, Auburn has the potential to possess one of the best backcourts in college basketball.
Auburn will be back in action on Wednesday night when the Tigers take on UNC Asheville in the Rocket City Classic at Von Braun Center in Huntsville. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. CT, and the broadcast can be found on SEC Network+ and ESPN+.
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