Tiger Basketball Team Gets 10th Victory

Coach Jeff Lebo's Tigers got back in the winning column on Saturday.

Auburn, Ala.--Quan Prowell scored 19 points and added eight rebounds in leading the Auburn basketball Tigers to a 69-53 victory over Charleston Southern on Saturday.

The junior forward hit 6-11 field goals, including 3-7 three-pointers, as Auburn improved its record to 10-4. Charleston Southern of the Big South Conference lost its sixth straight game to drop to 5-9.

Both teams played sluggishly in the first half, but the Tigers managed to take an 11-point lead into intermission despite making just 2-11 three-point shots. AU hit 5-14 treys in the second half to help the home team pull away.

Auburn also enjoyed a 39-28 rebounding edge and turned the ball over just 13 times, seven fewer than the visiting Buccaneers.

For the game the Tigers shot 41.3 percent while Charleston Southern made 41.5 percent of its field goals. Auburn continued its struggles at the foul line. After making 7-10 in the first half the Tigers hit just 3-9 in the second period.

Auburn made 11 steals in the game with sophomore Josh Dollard getting a team-leading four, one more than Quantez Robertson. Dollard added 10 points for Jeff Lebo's Tigers. Rasheem Barrett also scored 10 while Korvotney Barber and Frank Tolbert added eight points apiece.

With a crowd of 3,012 watching at Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum the Tigers played better in the second half as they bounced back from their poorest performance of the season in a home loss to Texas A&M.

"We played very well defensively," Lebo said. "We had a lot of looks offensively, but we couldn't put the ball in the bucket.

"We are still a little ways away from being the best we can be, but we are figuring it our," Lebo added. "There are five or six guys we can count on and we are getting better offensively."

The Tigers will play their first true road game on Tuesday at 6 p.m. as they travel to take on Southern Mississippi in their final non-conference contest.

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