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Texas A&M 79, Auburn 63

Associated Press

AUBURN, Ala. - Tyrece Radford had 30 points and nine rebounds and Texas A&M beat No. 15 Auburn 79-63, ending the nation's longest active home winning streak at 28 games.

The Aggies (14-6, 6-1 Southeastern Conference) used a strong offensive start to hand Auburn its first loss at Neville Arena since Feb. 23, 2021. Texas A&M shot 58.6% from the field in the first half to build a 45-30 lead.

Wade Taylor IV made all three of his 3-point attempts in the first half and finished with 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting for the Aggies. Texas A&M had only made a combined six 3-pointers in its previous two games, but it matched that total inside the first 14 minutes and finished 7 of 19 from long range.

Johni Broome and Wendell Green Jr. each scored 16 points for the Tigers (16-4, 6-2), who had won five straight games overall.

The Aggies closed the first half on a 13-2 run. Auburn tried to rally but got no closer than eight points after halftime.

BIG PICTURE

Texas A&M: The Aggies' strong start to SEC play has been built on a strong interior presence and team defense. Their hot shooting on Wednesday is a great sign for coach Buzz Williams' team moving forward.

Auburn: The end to the Tigers' win streak came with a familiar problem: defending high-scoring guards. Bruce Pearl's squad struggled to slow down strong backcourts in its previous three losses, and Radford and Taylor were superb on Wednesday.

January 25, 2023


Texas A&M
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
H. Coleman III F 30 2-5 3-4 0-0 0-5 1 0 2 1 4 7
J. Marble F 22 4-7 1-2 0-0 1-3 0 0 2 2 3 9
T. Radford G 38 8-17 11-12 3-7 3-9 2 0 1 1 1 30
D. Dennis G 26 2-7 0-0 1-4 2-3 1 0 1 0 4 5
W. Taylor IV G 21 6-9 0-0 3-5 0-2 4 0 1 4 4 15
A. Garcia   26 2-3 3-3 0-0 2-6 0 1 1 0 2 7
A. Gordon   22 1-4 2-3 0-1 0-1 2 0 1 0 0 4
H. Hefner   14 1-3 0-0 0-2 0-1 1 0 0 1 0 2
K. Robinson   1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   200 26-55
(.473)
20-24
(.833)
7-19
(.368)
9-32 11 1 9 9 18 79


Auburn
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
J. Broome F 33 6-12 4-7 0-0 2-7 0 7 0 2 3 16
J. Williams F 28 3-5 2-3 0-2 1-3 7 1 0 0 2 8
W. Green Jr. G 33 4-9 7-9 1-4 0-1 5 0 2 5 4 16
A. Flanigan G 30 3-10 2-2 0-3 1-4 0 0 0 0 1 8
Z. Jasper G 22 2-4 0-0 2-4 0-1 0 0 0 0 2 6
K. Johnson   18 2-6 1-1 0-2 2-3 1 0 0 3 3 5
C. Moore   12 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 1 1 0
L. Berman   10 1-2 0-0 0-1 0-4 1 0 1 0 0 2
D. Cardwell   7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 3 2 0
T. Donaldson   7 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Totals   200 21-48
(.438)
18-24
(.750)
3-16
(.188)
7-28 14 10 3 14 18 63
Officials: Joe Lindsay, Chuck Jones, Mike Roberts




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