Nov. 19, 2006
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Rasheem Barrett scored 15 points, Korvotney Barber had 14 and Auburn rallied for a 64-58 victory over East Tennessee State Sunday.
The Tigers (3-0) trailed 34-23 at halftime but started the comeback with two 3-pointers to open the second half. They led by as many as seven points in the final minutes of the game, part of the South Padre Invitational.
Dequan Twilley kept ETSU (2-2) alive with a 3-pointer and free throw, cutting it to 61-58 with 1:22 left.
Barber then hit 1-of-2 free throws with 30 seconds left and Lucas Hargrove added two more from the line to seal the win for Auburn.
Barber had eight rebounds and five blocked shots.
Quantez Robertson added eight points, five assists and four steals for the Tigers, who are in the midst of a 14-day, seven-game stretch.
Courtney Pigram led ETSU with 19 points and made 5-of-9 3-pointers, but he couldn't spark a second straight comeback win.
He had hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 1.8 seconds left in a 71-70 overtime victory over Chattanooga Wednesday. This time the Bucs missed their final three shots.
Mike Smith added 13 points, including 3-of-4 3-pointers.
Auburn converted 28 ETSU turnovers into 32 points and had assists on 18 of 21 baskets.