Waller's 6 3-pointers Lead Auburn to a 34-22 Halftime Lead at Ole Miss

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AUBURNTIGERSDOTCOM

Feb. 24, 2010

OXFORD, Miss. - Tay Waller continued his torrid streak as he scored 18 points making 6-of-7 3-pointers to give Auburn a 34-22 halftime lead over Ole Miss in Tad Smith Colisuem on Wednesday.

After Ole Miss scored the first basket of the game, Waller drained three straight 3-pointers to give Auburn an early 9-2 lead. Waller scored 15 of Auburn's first 17 points on five 3-pointers, propelling the Tigers a 17-7 lead with 13:35 left in the half.

Waller, who torched Arkansas for 29 points on 7-of-10 3-point shooting last Saturday, continued his hot hand by making six of his first seven 3-pointers against the Rebels, running his count to makes in 13 of his last 17 3-pointers attempted in both games.

Waller made six of his first seven shots while the rest of the Tigers were 2-of-16 with Auburn holding a 27-17 edge. A Frankie Sullivan 3-pointer gave the Tigers their largest lead of the half at 30-17 with 4:28 remaining.

Auburn's defense held Ole Miss to only 24.1 percent shooting (7-of-29) from the field and 25 percent (2-of-8) from 3-point range. The Tigers were only 33.3 percent (11-of-33) from the field, but were a hot 44.4 percent from 3-point range, making 8-of-18 from behind the arc.