Nov. 30, 2006
AUBURN - Auburn made a season-high 11 three-pointers and shot a season-best 47.8 percent from three-point range as six Tigers scored in double-figures in an 81-60 victory over Louisiana-Monroe Thursday at Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum.
"Offensively, that was the best game we played all year," head coach Jeff Lebo said. "We shot the ball well, we got good looks, and we moved the ball, passed the ball well. Defensively, I thought we battled them. I thought we had a nice balance."
Auburn (6-2) was led by Frank Tolbert and Rasheem Barrett with 14 points each. Korvotney Barber added 13, Josh Dollard had 11 and DeWayne Reed and Quantez Robertson each had 10. Robertson also tied a career-high with nine assists.
The Warhawks (3-5) were led by Tony Hooper with 16 points, Jonas Brown with 14 and Lance Brasher with 12.
Trailing 18-17 with 11:11 left in the first half, the Tigers went on an 18-3 run over the next six minutes to open up a 14-point lead. Auburn led 44-33 at halftime, and Louisiana-Monroe never got closer than six points in the second half.
The Tigers shot 60 percent (14-23) from the field in the second half.
"We had a little rhythm on offense tonight," Barrett said. "It felt good to have that rhythm. It took us a while to get that rhythm going in some of our past games. We just knew that we had to step up."
Auburn returns to action Sunday when it plays host to second-ranked Pittsburgh at 2 pm Central. Fans will receive free admission with the donation of a new unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots.