“It’s what won the Alabama game and it's what won the game tonight, our second half defense,” Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl said.
Jabari Smith led the way with 25 points and Auburn wins its 12th straight game.
Auburn was outrebounded 50-35 , and the Tigers did not hit a three-pointer until there was less than two minutes to go in the game, going 1-13 from downtown.
Although it was not a perfect game for the Tigers they were still able to get it done thanks to a raucous Auburn crowd, and a combination of K.D Johnson’s 23 points and Walker Kessler’s eight rebounds.
For Auburn, this is the second straight SEC loss on the road. The Tigers return home on Sunday, Jan. 9 for a big matchup against No. 13 LSU.
In the SEC opener, Alabama would hold on to win 56-53.
The Auburn Tigers (9-1) came into Auburn Arena on the back of a five-game win streak with their most recent win coming against The Nebraska Cornhuskers, on Saturday December 11th in neutral Atlanta Georgia, ending 99-68.