IPFW vs Auburn

Auburn 61, IPFW 50

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AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn guard Frankie Sullivan scored 26 points to lead the Tigers to a 61-50 win against IPFW on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.

Tigers center Robb Chubb added 10 points and a career-high 15 rebounds. Forward Allen Payne finished with 12 points for Auburn.

IPFW senior guard Frank Gaines picked up where he left off last year, scoring 32 points to lead the Mastadons. He averaged 21.2 points per game last season, ninth in the country.

Auburn used an 18-4 run late in the second half to turn a five-point deficit into a 55-46 lead with less than two minutes left. Sullivan put an exclamation point on the rally, dunking an offensive rebound- much to the delight of the packed student section.

IPFW led throughout the first half, its largest lead 24-15. Auburn closed the half on an 8-3 spurt and trailed 27-23 at halftime.

In the early going, Auburn couldn't get anything going.

The Tigers had nine turnovers and 10 points in the first 10 minutes. IPFW shut off passing lanes to the post and used its speed to get out on the fast break.

Auburn also wasn't able to take advantage of its size advantage over IPFW. The Tigers only held a 22-19 edge on the boards in the first half.

In the second half, the Tigers turned to Sullivan.

Auburn kept going to its guard throughout the second half, and the senior answered most of the time. Sullivan had 16 of his points in the second. He shot 11 of 20 from the field.

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IPFW Mastodons
L. Jacobo, F290-61-23021
M. Hines, F180-31-22041
F. Gaines, G3610-189-1131332
K. Harden, G270-71-26101
P. Bland, G232-70-05314
J. Reed320-31-210321
I. McCray180-23-41243
J. Edwards163-60-02127
Totals 15-5216-2335111850
 28.8%69.6% 
Auburn Tigers
A. Payne, F374-74-673212
N. Johnson, F240-62-26032
R. Chubb, C324-112-4152210
F. Sullivan, G3511-202-340126
J. Wallace, G282-33-43247
J. Price131-20-00013
B. Greene Jr.100-00-01300
A. Dixon-Tatum80-30-02010
S. Adamu70-21-21011
J. Granger40-00-00010
S. Johnson20-00-00010
Totals 22-5414-2142101761
 40.7%66.7% 
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S. Dak. St.12-426-828
IPFW12-424-1071
Neb.-Omaha10-618-14143
IUPUI9-713-19188
No. Dak. St.8-820-13125
Denver7-916-15193
Oral Roberts6-1014-17151
South Dakota5-1114-18197
Western Ill.3-1310-17262

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Texas A&M13-528-918
Kentucky13-527-911
S. Carolina11-725-965
LSU11-719-1494
Vanderbilt11-719-1463
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Georgia10-820-1462
Florida9-921-1555
Arkansas9-916-16133
Alabama8-1018-1573
Miss. State7-1114-17152
Tennessee6-1215-19145
Auburn5-1311-20175
Missouri3-1510-21223
 
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