Tigers Brown The Hogs to a Crisp

<!--Default For Auburn is to ignore-->Auburn, Ala.--Following a tough first half in which <!--Default NodeId For Quinnel Brown is 1058976,2003--><A HREF=[PlayerNode:1058976]>Quinnel Brown</A> shot 0-5 from the floor and 0-4 from the three-point line, the Tigers' guard came out in the second half and did exactly what all shooters are taught to do.

"In the first half you put stuff behind you," the 6-6 junior said. "In the second half you just keep shooting. Good shooters just keep shooting. It is going fall sometime."

Brown, who finished the night 6-12 from the floor and 4-9 from three-point land following the tough start, sparked a huge comeback for the Tigers by hitting 16 of the Tigers' final 26 points in the second half. Brown also knocked down all of those shots in a seven minute 18-7 Tigers run to take a 62-57 lead with 1:49 remaining in the game.

Brown's teammate Marco Killingsworth, who also added 16 points and seven rebounds for the Tigers, said that Brown made all the difference in the game. "Quinnel, he just took the game to a whole different level," the forward said. "I mean once he started hitting those threes everything started clicking for us."

The junior college transfer, who also added two rebounds, three assists and one steal, says that the raucous Auburn crowd was a big factor in his performance. "I think the crowd really pumped me up, got me emotionally in it and I just started making shots."

Another major factor in the comeback, Brown says, was the Tigers' determination to finally get the ball into the paint.

"I think we kind of went inside and made things easier for the perimeter," he said. "The first half we were just kind of coming down off the first side of the floor and we were shooting. In the second half we went inside and let our game come to us."

Heading into a tough road matchup with Florida, Brown said that a game plan like Wednesday night's is just what his team, and especially the Tigers' guards, need to keep building on.

"At Alabama we were kind of down and we just kind of rebounded quick from that," he explains. "We have just got to shoot the ball more. On our perimeter we are kind of thinking about it and second guessing so we need to just come out shooting and just don't worry about it."


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