After losing to the No. 6 Indiana Hoosiers, The Auburn Tigers (4-2) came back with a vengeance in the final game of the Las Vegas Invitational from the Mirage Resort and Casino against the Colorado State Rams (4-2) winning 74-73 in an absolute barnburner that came down to the final second.
The difference maker for Tigers was their rebounding winning the rebounding stat 31 to 25. Leading the rebounding stat for Auburn was Kharyssa Richardson who was just shy of double digits with nine rebounds.
Auburn led at half-time 42-39, thanks in large part to Honesty Scott-Grayson who had 13 points in the first half on her way to being co-point leader with Aichia Coulibaly each with 16 apiece. The second time in a row Scott-Grayson and Coulibaly were co-points leader.
The fourth period started with Auburn down 55-54, a jumper from Sania Wells 10 seconds into would go on to start a fourth period full of lead changes until tragedy struck with four minutes to go in the fourth.
With four minutes left to go, Kharyssa Richardson went down with an apparent head injury after going for a rebound, both teams went back to their locker room after Richardson was laid out on a blanket for 50 minutes waiting on paramedics to enter the Mirage.
Richardson was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. "She was alert, she was responsive to everything, so I really believe it's precautionary," Auburn head coach Johnnie Harris said.
On Richardson’s Twitter account, @Kharyssa33 she said “ Thank you Auburn family...I am doing better and can’t wait to be home.”
Auburn was trailing by one coming out of the delay, Auburn came out to a 6-0 run leading 71-66 with two minutes to go.
The Rams fought back to have it tied at 73 with 21 seconds to go, and with one seconds to go Honesty Scott-Grayson went to the cherry line and made the first and missed the second leading to an exciting Auburn victory 74-73.
"I thought our team took our mistakes from the last game and corrected them," Harris said. "In film session and shootaround today, I thought we corrected some things. They came out with energy and with a determination. I saw growth of my team today, and that's what I wanted to see. I saw some people really step up. Really pleased with not just the win but how we won the game."
Auburn will be looking to carry the momentum back to Neville Arena to take on the Little Rock Trojans on November 30th at 12:00 pm ct.