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Auburn wiped out a 13-point deficit but could not get over the hump and Texas A&M ended the Tigers' season Wednesday night with a 71-62 victory in the first round of the SEC Tournament. Auburn finished 9-23, losing its last 10 games and 16 of its last 17. Frankie Sullivan scored 19 points in his final college game. Junior Chris Denson scored 15.
Story to come.
A&M goes on a 7-2 run to go up 54-49 with 6:17 left. Critical time for Auburn.
Chris Denson converts a three-point play and Auburn, once down by 13, has caught up with Texas A&M. The game is tied at 47.
Auburn comes back again, cuts the A&M lead to a single point but the Aggies push it back to 45-42 with 12:33 left. Auburn's Shaq Johnson is injured but appears to be OK.
Auburn cuts Texas A&M's seven-point lead to two points at 36-34, but Texas A&M quickly goes back up 41-34 with 16:40 left in their SEC Tournament game in Nashville.
Auburn scores the last six points of the first half to cut Texas A&M's lead to 34-27 at halftime in the first round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament in Nashville. Frankie Sullivan has 8 points and Josh Wallace 6 for the Tigers.
The Tigers led 13-10, but have had a difficult time on the boards. The Aggies have an 18-9 rebound advantage.
This post has been edited 7 times, most recently by PhillipMarshall on 3/13/2013 at 11:09 PM
Zero offensive rebounds in the first half. Kinda hard to get any when 4 out of 5 players start heading down the court to play defense when a three point shot goes up.
ON TO VICTORY - STRIKE UP THE BAND
"Get in where you fit in." Life is, Too Short TL;DR
Watched the entire game - a few missed opportunities. However, that team played its heart out tonight. Frankie was good, so was Denson. We really, and I mean REALLY need a solid point guard (not a 5'11" kid that works his butt off but just doesn't have it), and a big man that is a true threat.
Well... there is always next year.
This is Auburn Country!! Eufaula, Alabama! WDE!!
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