Nov. 25, 2006
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas -
Freshman DeWayne Reed had a career-high 17 points and tied a career-high with seven assists while Frank Tolbert added 12 points for Auburn (4-2) as the Tigers lost to No. 7 Wisconsin (5-1) 77-63 Saturday in the consolation final of the South Padre Island Invitational.
The Badgers pushed its lead to 35-25 at halftime after the Tigers went scoreless for the final 4:22. In the first half,
At the half, Matt Heramb was saddled with four fouls while Tolbert and Quantez Robertson had three each.
"We competed hard," head coach Jeff Lebo said. "We shot 59 percent from the field in the second half and had good looks at the basket, but we couldn't get to the free throw line."
Korvotney Barber had 10 points in just 10 minutes of play and only played one minute in the first half after picking up two quick fouls. Barber, who was averaging 14.6 points, 9.7 rebounds and 4.3 blocks coming into the game, picked up his third foul 48 seconds into the second half. The
"Korvotney is a big part of what we do," Lebo said. "It's frustrating because when he gets in foul trouble, we have problems. We have to be able to learn to play with fouls, and we didn't do that today."
Robertson led to Tigers with eight rebounds to go with his nine points and two steals. Kamron Taylor led
"It's frustrating because we lost," Tolbert said. "But our intensity and toughness was there. We may have lost two games, but we came out and played as hard as we could and that is all we can ask for. We know now that we can play with anybody in the SEC or anywhere else."
The Badgers extended their lead to 16 in the second half with a 49-33 advantage at the 13:33 mark.
Tolbert was named to the all-tournament team after averaging 12.5 points in the two tournament games in