Bruce Pearl

Auburn’s Sharife Cooper to declare for NBA Draft

AUBURN, Ala. – Auburn freshman guard Sharife Cooper announced Friday he plans to submit his name for the 2021 NBA Draft and forgo his remaining eligibility. “This past year has been nothing short of special – one of the best years of my life coming here to Auburn and being embraced by something that’s bigger than me. It’s hard to…

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 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…

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…

Auburn falls to Georgia at home

AUBURN, Ala. — — Ty Fagan scored 16 points shooting 7 for 10, Toumani Camara scored 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and Georgia held off Auburn in a 91-86 win on Tuesday night. Camara’s layup with 2:11 left put Georgia (11-6, 4-6 Southeastern Conference) up 80-71 before Devan Cambridge responded with a quick 3-pointer for Auburn. Sahvir Wheeler made…

Auburn basketball falls to Arkansas late

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — — Desi Sills scored 14 of his 22 points in the second half to help Arkansas rally from a 12-point halftime deficit, and then hold on to beat Auburn 75-73 on Wednesday night. Sills scored four straight points during an 18-10 run to give Arkansas a 74-66 lead, its largest of the game coming with 2:40 to…

Auburn tops Kentucky behind Flannigan’s 21 points

AUBURN, Ala. — — Allen Flannigan scored 21 points and he and JT Thor each sank a pair of clutch free throws in the last 18 seconds to preserve Auburn’s 66-59 come-from-behind win over Kentucky on Saturday. The Wildcats turned the ball over 18 times, 12 of those coming after halftime when Auburn finally found its groove after woeful early…

Auburn Men’s Basketball will not compete in 2020-21 Postseason

AUBURN, Ala.—The Auburn men’s basketball program will forgo postseason competition for the upcoming 2020-2021 season. The NCAA and the SEC have been notified. The athletics department and university administration, in conjunction with Coach Bruce Pearl, made the decision after careful deliberation and in light of the ongoing matter that surfaced in fall 2017 regarding former assistant coach Chuck Person. Auburn…