Auburn

Pearl gets 600th win with Auburn’s victory in season finale

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Allen Flanigan scored 17 of his 22 points in the second half and Auburn pulled away late to beat Mississippi State 78-71 and give Bruce Pearl his 600th coaching victory in the Tigers’ season finale. Pearl is the 63rd coach in Division I history and the 21st active coach to reach 600 wins. Pearl’s record over…

Alabama tops Auburn behind Shackelford’s 25 points

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — — Jaden Shackelford scored 23 points, made five 3-pointers and helped No. 5 Alabama quash a second-half threat in a 70-58 victory over rival Auburn Tuesday night. Shackelford helped the Crimson Tide (20-6, 15-2 Southeastern Conference) score 10 straight points after the Tigers (12-14, 6-11) pulled to within five late. Alabama had just secured its first SEC…

Auburn High School Falls 45-37 to Oak Mountain in State Semi-finals

Oak Mountain High School’s boys’ basketball team took a big step last season by the AHSAA State Basketball Championships. Tuesday, the Eagles took a giant step with a 45-37 victory over Auburn High School in the Class 7A semifinals to advance to Wednesday’s championship game at 4:30 p.m., at UAB’s Bartow Arena. Leading the way was the Eagles’ own giant…

Tuskegee Man Arrested in Auburn Burglary Investigation

On February 28, Auburn police arrested Langston Le’Roy Whatley, 25, of Tuskegee, on felony warrants. They charged him with burglary second degree and theft of property third degree. The arrest stems from Auburn police officers receiving a report of a residential burglary on January 23. A victim reported that unlawful entry was made into a residence in the 100 block…

Auburn falls to Florida without Cooper

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Tre Mann scored 19 points _ 16 in the first half _ grabbed 13 rebounds and Florida overwhelmed Auburn 74-57.Absent Sharife Cooper’s 20.2 points per game average due to an injured ankle announced before tipoff, Auburn missed 16 of 23-shot attempts in the first half and Florida led 44-22 at intermission. Auburn’s Jamal Johnson buried a…

Thomas scores 27 as hot-shooting LSU scorches Auburn 104-80

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Cameron Thomas, the reigning Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week, scored 27 points, his 15th 20-point game of the season, and LSU pasted Auburn 104-80. Thomas was 7-of-16 shooting with three 3-pointers and made 10 of 11 free throws to lead five LSU players in double-figure scoring. Trendon Watford scored 18 with 11 rebounds, Darius…

UCF hires former Auburn coach Gus Malzahn to lead Knights

Central Florida has hired Gus Malzahn to be the Knights’ coach a little more than two months after he was fired by Auburn. Malzahn was 68-35 in eight years with the Tigers, never having a losing season and going 39-27 in the SEC. UCF lost both its athletic director and football coach to Tennessee last month. UCF hired Terry Mohajir…

UCF close to hiring ex-Auburn coach Malzahn

Central Florida is close to a deal to make former Auburn coach Gus Malzahn the Knights’ next head coach. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that UCF and Malzahn are finalizing an agreement that would bring him to the school a little more than two months after he was fired by Auburn. Malzahn was 68-35…

Auburn falls to Kentucky 82-80

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Isaiah Jackson scored a career-high 18 points and added 11 rebounds, Brandon Boston Jr. made five 3-pointers and scored 17 points and Kentucky edged Auburn 82-80 to end a four-game losing streak. Kentucky trailed the entire first half, built a 14-point lead early in the second and saw Auburn rally to tie before Davion Mintz snapped…

Auburn holds off struggling Vanderbilt

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — — Sharife Cooper and Jamal Johnson scored 19 points apiece and Auburn held off Vanderbilt with a 73-67 win on Tuesday night. Cooper scored 18 of his 19 in the second half in 14 minutes and finished 10 for 11 from the foul line altogether. Devan Cambridge’s 3-pointer with 13:08 to play gave Auburn a 40-38 lead…