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Justin Powell (24) vs. Gonzaga – Nov. 27, 2020

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Justin Powell Shines as Auburn Goes 1-1 in Fort Myers

Auburn’s 2020-21 season got underway in Fort Myers, Florida against Saint Joseph’s and preseason No. 1 Gonzaga. Freshman Justin Powell was a bright spot as the Tigers split the two games with an overtime win against Saint Joseph’s and a 23-point loss to the No. 1 Bulldogs.

Sep 26, 2020; Auburn, AL, USA; View of the field with unity shirts before the game between Auburn and Kentucky at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
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Socially Distant But Electric Atmosphere

A marching band and cheerleaders in the stands, a virtual eagle flight and about 70,000 missing Auburn fans. It was far from a normal gameday in Auburn on Saturday, but it was one of the best sports atmospheres during this pandemic.

Auburn's Unique Thompson with a shot in the second half.
AU WBB v Florida  on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 in Auburn, Ala. 
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Auburn Falls to Alabama 75-48

Auburn Women’s Basketball is still searching for its first SEC win of 2020 after its 75-48 defeat to Alabama. Unique Thompson was dominant once again for the Tigers recording her 13th double-double.

Austin Wiley (50) shoots in the first half.  
Auburn Mens Basketball vs Lipscomb on Sunday, December 29, 2019 in Auburn, Ala.
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Auburn Defeats Lipscomb to Finish Non-Conference Play Unbeaten

Auburn will enter a new decade with a 12-0 record after an 86-59 victory over the Lipscomb Bisons. Danjel Purifoy and Jamal Johnson showed out for the Tigers by leading the team in scoring with 17 and 14 points while Austin Wiley recorded his second consecutive double-double.

J’Von McCormick (5) at South Alabama

Nov. 12, 2019

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Auburn Basketball's Early Season Offensive Struggles

Auburn Basketball has gotten off to a fast start by opening the season 3-0. The Tigers scored 83, 76 and 70 points in the wins, respectively. This is an average of 76.3 points per game which is a good compliment to a defense allowing only 69.7 points per game. Auburn has struggled to protect the basketball and make free throws so far this season, though.

Isaac Okoro vs. Davidson
Veterans Classic – Nov. 8, 2019
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A Freshman Force to be Reckoned With

Auburn defeated a strong mid-major team in Davidson by 10 points on Friday in the Veterans Classic. It was a neutral site showdown in Annapolis, Maryland hosted by Navy. The Tigers were led by freshman Isaac Okoro in his second career game.