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Wendell Green Jr. (1) during the game between Saint Louis University and the #13 Auburn Tigers at Neville Arena in Auburn, AL on Wednesday, Oct 26, 2022. Zach Bland/Auburn Tigers
Late second-half run saves Tigers in close call versus Billikens

AUBURN — This story may sound familiar to Auburn basketball fans. The 13th-ranked Tigers (7-0) followed a solid first-half performance by going cold on the offensive end as St. Louis (5-2) mounted a comeback with its own struggling offense. The Tigers failed to make a three-point shot in the second half and surrendered its lead to the Billikens, eventually trailing 58-53 with under three minutes remaining. 

Allen Flanigan (22) during the Championship Game of the Cancun Challenge between the Nothwestern Wildcats and the #13 Auburn Tigers at the Hard Rock Riviera Maya in Cancun, Mexico on Wednesday, Nov 23, 2022. Steven Leonard/Auburn Tigers
Defense and depth saves Auburn in slugfest with Northwestern

The 13th-ranked Auburn Tigers (6-0) shot 26% from the field and an abysmal 23.8% from beyond the three-point line.

November 22, 2022; Cancun, QR, MX; Johni Broome (4) reacts after a dunk during the game between Auburn and Bradley at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya. Mandatory Credit: Steven Leonard/AU Athletics
Auburn defeats Bradley behind efficient shooting

Auburn’s offense found its groove in Cancun on the way to a big 85-64 win over Bradley (3-2) in the first game of the Cancun Challenge.

Chris Moore (5) during the game between the Texas Southern Tigers and the Auburn Tigers at Neville Arena in Auburn, Alabama on Friday, Nov 18, 2022. Jacob Taylor/Auburn Tigers
Auburn survives physical contest with Texas Southern

Auburn has been a true second-half team through the start of the 2022-2023 season and the same was true tonight as the Tigers overcame another stagnant first half to defeat Texas Southern 72-56. Auburn outscored the Tigers of Texas Southern 43-29 in the second half after leading by just two points at the break.

K.D. Johnson (0) reaction during the Basketball Game between the Auburn Tigers and Winthrop Eagles at Neville Arena in Auburn, AL on Tuesday, Nov 15, 2022. Grayson Belanger/Auburn Tigers
Second-half explosion helps Auburn secure victory over Winthrop

Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl has said once his players start hitting shots, the team has a chance to be really good, and that was true tonight as the Auburn offense finally clicked on its way to a huge 89-65 win over Winthrop.

Allen Flanigan (22) during the game between the South Florida Bulls and the Auburn Tigers at Neville Arena in Auburn, AL on Friday, Nov 11, 2022. Zach Bland/Auburn Tigers
Auburn overcomes slow start, handles USF Bulls 67-59

In the 25th consecutive sellout at Neville Arena, the Tigers prevailed once again in front of a raucous home crowd. Behind the dynamic duo of point guard Wendell Green Jr. and small forward Allen Flanigan, Auburn was able to overcome a halftime deficit and defeat the University of South Florida (USF), 67-59.

Dylan Cardwell (44) during the game between George Mason University and the #15 Auburn Tigers at Neville Arena in Auburn, AL on Wednesday, Oct 26, 2022. Zach Bland/Auburn Tigers
Defense wins it for Auburn in season opener against George Mason

In the much-anticipated season-opener, in what is likely the most anticipated(at least ticket-wise) season in recent memory, Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl’s No. 15 Tigers(1-0) defeated George Mason 70-52. The Patriots(0-1) put up a good fight, but Auburn’s size and tenacity on the defensive end decided the matchup. 

Allen Flanigan (22) during the game between the Univeristy of Alabama-Huntsville Chargers and the #15 Auburn Tigers at Neville Arena in Auburn, AL on Wednesday, Oct 26, 2022. Zach Bland/Auburn Tigers
Auburn defeats UAH in exhibition game

Auburn basketball is back on the Plains, and like so many times before inside Neville Arena, the Tigers have already rewarded fans with a victory

Nov 12, 2021; Auburn, AL, USA; Bruce Pearl during the game between Auburn and ULM at Auburn Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Shannon/AU Athletics
Left melts down over Auburn basketball's Bruce Pearl support for Candace Owens

Auburn head basketball coach Bruce Pearl on Tuesday voiced his support for conservative author and activist Candace Owens.

Jan 22, 2022; Auburn, AL, USA; Allen Flanigan (22) goes up for a shot during the game between Auburn and Kentucky at Auburn Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jacob Taylor/AU Athletics
Auburn's small forward position remains a three-way race

Bruce Pearl and his staff at Auburn will be without the instant offense of the Walker Kessler pick-and-roll or the Jabari Smith isolation plays during the 2022 season, and while Yohan Traore and Johni Broome could fill the void in some capacity, Pearl and his staff will need other players to step up.

Feb 12, 2022; Auburn, AL, USA; Allen Flanigan (22) dunks the ball during the game between Auburn and Texas A&M at Auburn Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jacob Taylor/AU Athletics
Allen Flanigan rejoins team during Auburn's Pro Day

Allen Flanigan has returned to the men’s basketball team, Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl announced on Wednesday. Pearl announced in late September that Flanigan was out indefinitely for “family, personal reasons.”

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Auburn Basketball's Pearl to serve as honorary starter for YellaWood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway

Talladega Superspeedway announced on Monday that Auburn basketball head coach Bruce Pearl will be waving the green flag at the upcoming YellaWood 500 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs race.

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Auburn's Bruce Pearl rips Democrat U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib's call for defunding fossil fuels

Bruce Pearl dunks on Rep. Rashida Tlaib calling for defunding of fossil fuels

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Auburn's Smith, Kessler selected in first round of NBA draft

Auburn's Jabari Smith Jr. was the second player taken in the NBA draft on Thursday. Smith went to the Houston Rockets. Teammate Walker Kessler was 22 to the Minnesota Timberwolves.