Following a forgetful first fifteen minute performance, the Auburn Tigers carried the momentum of a late first half run into the second half. From there, it was get the ball to #5 and get out of the way.
“We just have to keep playing together, playing the right way and finding ways to win," Auburn’s junior guard Wendell Green Jr mentioned referencing the team effort that was displayed on the floor. “Everyone is coming together and that’s really good for us right now."
It’s not an overstatement to say that Auburn’s first half stretch of SEC games have been grueling, demanding and ultimately punishing for the Tigers. The first five conference matchups for Johnni Harris’ squad have a combined record of 79-11, including today’s matchup vs a top five opponent.
Many remember Auburn’s most recent trip to Athens which ended in a controversial no call allowing Auburn to escape in a 74-72 victory. Tonight’s contest had neither the competitiveness, nor the court side adrenaline that most Auburn games provide.
Christmas gifts came early for the Tigers inside Neville Arena Sunday afternoon. Auburn was “giftwrapped” 50 of their season high 91 points on 34 Samford turnovers.
Christmas Break has finally hit the campus of Auburn University, but the Auburn defense was in anything but a giving spirit.
On a night where the AU Jungle brought out their ugly Christmas sweaters, the on-court play could be described as anything but that. With an all-around performance that was by far the best of the season, the Auburn Tigers remained unbeaten, defeating Colgate 93-66.