Auburn basketball got some much needed home cooking, as they defeated CSUN 116-70 on Friday night in the Legends Classic at Auburn Arena.
The Tigers started off the first half with a bang, as they went on an 11-0 scoring run to put the Matadors in an early deficit. Samir Doughty shot lights-out throughout the half, as he ended up with 22 points on 7-10 shooting, including five three-pointers made at halftime.
Plagued by turnover problems throughout the first few games of the season, Auburn only committed two in the first half, and ended up with 11 total during the game.
Free throws were also a much improved stat in the game, as the Tigers shot 15-16 from the charity stripe.
The Matadors tried to mount a comeback in the second half, but Auburn continued to score efficiently and limited their turnovers. It was a block party inside Auburn Arena, as the Tigers were credited with 11 blocks in the game.
It was also a record-breaking night for two Tigers, as J’Von McCormick dished out 16 assists, breaking the program record, and Doughty scored a personal-high 33 points with eight rebounds.
Other Auburn contributors included Danjel Purifoy with 16 points, Issac Okoro with 17 points, and Austin Wiley with 10 points and nine rebounds.
CSUN was led by Terrell Gomez, who scored 23 points for the Matadors.
Next up for Auburn (4-0) is another Legends Classic home matchup against Colgate. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. and the game can be seen on SEC Network.