Dec. 6, 2006
Sherell Hobbs scored 15 points to lead a balanced Auburn (8-2) attack in an 84-45 win over Jackson State (4-3) Wednesday at Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum. The lopsided victory was Auburn's 5th consecutive win overall and 4th straight at home this season.
"We came out and the team did exactly what I asked them to do," Auburn head coach Nell Fortner said. "I am very proud of them. The team was very focused and active."
Nine Tigers scored in the contest and four reached double figures. Alexis Ogubie scored 12 points, while Trevesha Jackson scored 11 and KeKe Carrier netted 10. DeWanna Bonner was a single point shy of a double-double with nine points and 12 boards.
The first half saw Auburn shoot a season-best 64.5 percent from the field and score 51 points, its highest point total in a half this season. With the score tied at 6 and 16:34 on the clock, Bonner hit a three-pointer that set off a 42-point barrage over the remainder of the half. Jackson State committed 13 turnovers in the period and shot only 29.6 percent.
Auburn's first half play made the second half an afterthought. The Tigers put another 33 points on board while Jackson State scored 26. The Tigers cooled off in the second frame, going 13-of-33 to finish the game with a 51.6 shooting percentage. Jackson State shot only 34 percent in the game.
Auburn grabbed a season-high 17 steals and converted 20 Jackson State turnovers into 28 points. 50 of Auburn's 84 points came in the paint.
Shelita Burns led Jackson State in scoring, netting 17 points and adding seven rebounds.
Auburn will take the next six days off for final exams before returning to action against Ohio on Dec. 13. Tip off at Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum is set for 6 p.m. CT.