Four Auburn players posted double-figures tonight, Wendell Green JR. leading the way with 23 points.
The No. 21 Auburn Tigers (13-3, 3-1 SEC) picked up an important 82-73 road victory over the Ole Miss Rebels (8-8, 0-4 SEC).
"Road wins are hard to get," said Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl. "We had short prep for Ole Miss, but guys were locked in.
A big night from Wendell Green JR. helped Auburn come out on top. The guard led the team in points and assists with 23 and seven respectively.
"Wendell Green was the best point guard on the floor," said Pearl. "Again, he doesn't get enough credit for being one of the best point guards in the country. He made plays on both ends of the floor."
"I think our offense is starting to come together," said Green JR. "Guys are starting to play better, myself included."
A huge performance from Johni Broome also helped pave the way for the Tigers. Broome recorded 19 points, three assists, and led the team in rebounds with 11. This was Broome's second double-double this week, the first coming in Auburn's road loss to the Georgia Bulldogs.
"Johni Broome, again, the best big on the floor," said Pearl. "Just so consistent and gives us that inside scoring threat at the five that not a lot of teams in the league have.
Allen Flanigan also put together an outstanding performance, with 15 points, two assists, and five rebounds.
"I just went in there and did what I'm supposed to do for this team," Flanigan said. "That's one of my jobs for this team, to be aggressive night in and night out and pick up wherever we need to be picked up."
Auburn shot 30-61 (49.2%) from the field, 4-14 (28.6%) from three-point range, and 18-22 (81.8%) from the free-throw line. The Tigers also scored 25 bench points, 46 points in the paint, and 11 points in transition.
Ole Miss' game ran through Matthew Murrell, who led them in points, assists, and rebounds, recording 24, four, and six respectively.
Auburn will be back in action this Saturday against the Mississippi State Bulldogs (12-3, 1-2 SEC) at home in Neville Arena. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. CT.