AUBURN
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No. 8 Auburn outlasts Xavier 88-79 in Maui

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) - Bryce Brown scored 26 points, Jared Harper added 25 and No. 8 Auburn outlasted Xavier 88-79 in overtime to open the Maui Invitational.

The Tigers (4-0) shot poorly from the perimeter early and had a hard time shaking the new-look Musketeers (2-2), missing badly on a shot to win it in regulation.

Auburn took control in the overtime behind its defense, outscoring Xavier 11-2. The Tigers scored 31 points off Xavier's 22 turnovers overall to earn a spot in the semifinals against the Duke-San Diego State winner.

Ryan Welage had 17 points and Paul Scruggs 16 for the Musketeers.

Auburn had a five-point lead with a minute left in regulation, but Naj Marshall made a 3-pointer from the wing to pull the Musketeers within 77-75.

Xavier tied it at 77-all with 26 seconds left in regulation on Tyrique Jones' two free throws and Brown's last-second shot came up well short.

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Key Players
J. Harper
1 G
N. Marshall
13 F
32.3 Min. Per Game 32.3
14.3 Pts. Per Game 14.3
4.0 Ast. Per Game 4.0
8.3 Reb. Per Game 8.3
45.2 Field Goal % 44.2
48.0 Three Point % 26.3
80.0 Free Throw % 66.7
  Bad pass turnover on Naji Marshall 14.0
+ 2 Bryce Brown made dunk, assist by Jared Harper 18.0
  Defensive rebound by Jared Harper 25.0
  Ryan Welage missed 3-pt. jump shot 27.0
+ 1 Bryce Brown made 2nd of 2 free throws 34.0
+ 1 Bryce Brown made 1st of 2 free throws 34.0
  Personal foul on Zach Hankins 34.0
  Defensive rebound by Bryce Brown 36.0
  Quentin Goodin missed jump shot 38.0
+ 1 Jared Harper made 2nd of 2 free throws 45.0
  Jared Harper missed 1st of 2 free throws 45.0
Team Stats
Points 88 79
Field Goals 30-66 (45.5%) 24-61 (39.3%)
3-Pointers 11-35 (31.4%) 10-27 (37.0%)
Free Throws 17-24 (70.8%) 21-24 (87.5%)
Total Rebounds 35 42
Offensive 12 15
Defensive 20 26
Team 3 1
Assists 16 13
Steals 10 7
Blocks 7 3
Turnovers 12 21
Fouls 23 20
Technicals 0 0
26 PTS, 4 REB, 5 AST
17 PTS, 4 REB
12OTT
away team logo 8 Auburn 4-0 33441188
home team logo Xavier 2-2 2849279
Team Stats
away team logo 8 Auburn 4-0 79.6 PPG 37.5 RPG 14.4 APG
home team logo Xavier 2-2 72.1 PPG 39.2 RPG 14.9 APG
Key Players
2
B. Brown G 15.8 PPG 1.9 RPG 1.9 APG 42.8 FG%
32
R. Welage F 6.9 PPG 1.9 RPG 0.7 APG 45.6 FG%
Top Scorers
B. Brown G 26 PTS 4 REB 5 AST
R. Welage F 17 PTS 4 REB 0 AST
45.5 FG% 39.3
31.4 3PT FG% 37.0
70.8 FT% 87.5
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
B. Brown 26 4 5 8/18 5/13 5/6 2 42 2 0 2 0 4
J. Harper 25 6 8 9/17 3/9 4/6 3 43 3 0 5 1 5
C. Okeke 13 7 0 5/9 1/5 2/3 4 29 1 0 0 4 3
A. McLemore 6 4 0 2/5 1/4 1/1 5 21 1 2 0 3 1
S. Doughty 2 3 2 1/6 0/1 0/0 2 31 2 0 2 3 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
B. Brown 26 4 5 8/18 5/13 5/6 2 42 2 0 2 0 4
J. Harper 25 6 8 9/17 3/9 4/6 3 43 3 0 5 1 5
C. Okeke 13 7 0 5/9 1/5 2/3 4 29 1 0 0 4 3
A. McLemore 6 4 0 2/5 1/4 1/1 5 21 1 2 0 3 1
S. Doughty 2 3 2 1/6 0/1 0/0 2 31 2 0 2 3 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Wiley 11 0 0 4/6 0/0 3/6 5 19 0 3 1 0 0
M. Dunbar 3 3 1 1/3 1/2 0/0 2 16 0 0 1 1 2
H. Spencer 2 5 0 0/2 0/1 2/2 0 20 1 2 0 0 5
J. McCormick 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 5 0 0 1 0 0
C. Blackstock - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Macoy - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Purifoy - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Williams - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Easterling - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Collier - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Parker - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Maasdorp - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Cook - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 88 32 16 30/66 11/35 17/24 23 226 10 7 12 12 20
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
P. Scruggs 16 7 4 5/10 2/4 4/4 4 34 3 2 4 2 5
Q. Goodin 13 4 6 3/19 1/7 6/6 2 43 0 1 7 1 3
N. Marshall 10 8 2 3/9 2/6 2/2 1 41 2 0 7 3 5
T. Jones 7 9 1 2/4 0/0 3/4 4 24 0 0 0 4 5
K. Castlin 2 3 0 0/2 0/1 2/2 4 26 0 0 0 0 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
P. Scruggs 16 7 4 5/10 2/4 4/4 4 34 3 2 4 2 5
Q. Goodin 13 4 6 3/19 1/7 6/6 2 43 0 1 7 1 3
N. Marshall 10 8 2 3/9 2/6 2/2 1 41 2 0 7 3 5
T. Jones 7 9 1 2/4 0/0 3/4 4 24 0 0 0 4 5
K. Castlin 2 3 0 0/2 0/1 2/2 4 26 0 0 0 0 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Welage 17 4 0 6/12 4/8 1/2 1 23 1 0 2 3 1
Z. Hankins 11 6 0 4/4 0/0 3/4 2 21 1 0 1 2 4
K. Kennedy 3 0 0 1/1 1/1 0/0 2 11 0 0 0 0 0
E. Harden 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
L. Schrand - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Hanson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Vanderpohl - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. James - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Z. Swetye - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Singh - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Frazier - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 79 41 13 24/61 10/27 21/24 20 226 7 3 21 15 26