Tennessee Tech vs Auburn

Auburn 81, Tennessee Tech 62

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AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Jordan Price scored 12 points and pulled within distance of threatening the NCAA record for consecutive made 3-pointers as Auburn defeated Tennessee Tech 81-62 on Tuesday night.

The victory pulled Auburn (5-5) to .500 for the first time since a one-point loss Nov. 21 at Boston College. Tennessee Tech (6-5) has lost two of its past three games.

Price was 3 for 3 from behind the arc, making him 11 for 11 in his past three games. Each of his 3-pointers came in the first half, and he committed a technical foul for taunting after the last. The freshman was quickly benched, but he returned shortly.

The NCAA record for consecutive made 3-pointers is 15, set by Northwestern's Todd Leslie in 1990.

Price's long-range shooting, though, wasn't the primary highlight Tuesday.

Auburn junior guard Chris Denson caught a pass near half court in the first half and raced for the basket. Tennessee Tech's 6-foot-5 guard Matt Marseille measured his steps and went up for a block attempt, but Denson dunked it over him.

Denson finished with 20 points, his third straight double-digit scoring game since returning from academic ineligibility. Senior guard Josh Wallace had 11 points, seven assists and three steals.

Senior guard Jud Dillard led Tennessee Tech with 22 points and added seven rebounds, while junior forward Dennis Ogbe had 14 points and seven rebounds.

Auburn closed the first half on a 12-3 run, extending its lead to 38-21 at the break. The Tigers got 19 points from freshmen - Price with 12 and Shaq Johnson with seven - in the opening 20 minutes.

Tennessee Tech did not pull within single digits in the final 20 minutes.

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Tennessee Tech (6-5)214162
Auburn (5-5) «384381

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Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles
D. Ogbe, F256-92-470214
T. Barnes, F190-20-05040
J. Samarrippas, G271-70-02642
J. Dillard, G238-166-671322
J. McKay, G200-31-23231
L. Johnson221-90-01202
A. Morse194-60-17138
D. Haynes141-52-30024
A. Diressa122-40-02125
M. Marseille102-50-12014
R. Riggins50-10-00120
M. Hill40-00-00000
Totals 25-6711-1738142662
 37.3%64.7% 
Auburn Tigers
A. Payne, F242-30-06425
R. Chubb, C233-71-26017
C. Denson, G235-119-1051120
F. Sullivan, G220-55-62435
S. Johnson, G193-72-32129
J. Wallace242-47-927111
A. Dixon-Tatum171-53-68025
J. Price173-33-421212
N. Johnson121-30-02003
J. Granger102-30-03024
B. Greene Jr.60-00-00010
C. Holmes10-00-00000
N. Pellar10-00-00000
D. Spencer10-00-00010
Totals 22-5130-4042181881
 43.1%75% 
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EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Belmont15-123-760
Morehead St.10-614-16200
Jax. State9-720-15151
Tenn. St.8-817-13161
Tenn. Tech8-812-20277
Eastern Ky.5-1112-19248
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UT Martin10-622-13164
SE Missouri St.9-715-18274
Murray St.8-816-17230
Austin Peay7-911-19261
Eastern Ill.6-1014-15265
SIUE1-156-24333

Southeastern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Kentucky16-232-64
Florida14-427-910
Arkansas12-626-1028
S. Carolina12-626-1143
Ole Miss10-822-1477
Alabama10-819-1578
Vanderbilt10-819-1638
Georgia9-919-1552
Texas A&M8-1016-1593
Tennessee8-1016-1682
Auburn7-1118-14113
Miss. State6-1216-16149
LSU2-1610-21194
Missouri2-168-24255
 
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