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Brown, McLemore lead Auburn's 99-49 rout of Saint Peter's

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Auburn wanted to pounce on Saint Peter's early and did just that.

Anfernee McLemore and Bryce Brown each scored 19 points to lead No. 8 Auburn to a 99-49 rout of the Peacocks on Wednesday night.

The Tigers (6-1) scored the game's first 13 points and led by as many as 32 before halftime over Saint Peter's (1-5), which has lost five straight.

Auburn players watched film before tipoff of the first four minutes of the Peacocks' game with North Carolina State, when Saint Peter's held an early lead.

''They kind of got off to a hot start against N.C. State,'' McLemore said. ''We made it a point coming into the game to make sure we gained control early on so they didn't see any daylight from the beginning.''

McLemore tied a career high in points and Auburn had five players score in double figures.

He hit three 3-pointers after making only two in the first six games.

Austin Wiley had 16 points and nine rebounds. Malik Dunbar scored 14 off the bench, including four 3-pointers, and Chuma Okeke added 12. Okeke was 5-of-5 shooting.

The 6-foot-11 Wiley attempted his first career 3-pointer. Earlier, he hit a jump shot with his foot on the line.

''(Coach Bruce Pearl) started yelling,'' Wiley said. ''He didn't mind the shot, he was like, `Get behind the 3.' I've got to get my size 18s behind the line.''

Davauhnte Turner and KC Ndefo scored 12 points each for the Peacocks.

Saint Peter's made just 14 of 52 shots (26.9 percent) and committed 26 turnovers.

''They jumped out on us early and it is hard to come back from that,'' Peacocks coach Shaheen Holloway said.

The Tigers just missed their third 100-point game this season in their first game since going 2-1 at the Maui Invitational. They made 15 of 31 3-pointers.

''It's been seven days since we played, and obviously when you leave Maui, there's a tendency to get a little Polynesian paralysis,'' Pearl said. ''And so that's the reason for the seven-day wait before you start to play again.''

BIG PICTURE

Saint Peter's: Played its fourth straight road game, including the 85-57 loss to North Carolina State. The Peacocks started 2 of 18 from the field and fell to 3-7 against Southeastern Conference teams.

Auburn: The Tigers didn't allow a field goal in the first seven minutes and led 51-23 at halftime after a one-week break from games following the Maui trip.

STAT SHEET

Auburn had 25 assists, 16 steals and eight blocked shots. Jared Harper dished out eight assists and had three steals.

POINT GUARD TIME

Backup point guard J'Von McCormick tweaked an ankle during the game. Pearl switched Samir Doughty to that position and Doughty had five assists.

''It was good to get him out there because we've got to develop a little depth at the position,'' Pearl said.

UP NEXT

Saint Peter's hosts Maine on Saturday in its first home game since Nov. 10.

Auburn hosts UNC Asheville next Tuesday.

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Key Players
D. Turner
1 G
J. Harper
1 G
35.8 Min. Per Game 35.8
16.8 Pts. Per Game 16.8
7.4 Ast. Per Game 7.4
4.2 Reb. Per Game 4.2
31.0 Field Goal % 38.2
27.8 Three Point % 43.5
90.0 Free Throw % 85.7
+ 1 Cole Blackstock made 2nd of 2 free throws 28.0
  Cole Blackstock missed 1st of 2 free throws 28.0
  Shooting foul on Cameron Underwood 28.0
  Offensive rebound by Cole Blackstock 28.0
  Chase Maasdorp missed 3-pt. jump shot 30.0
  Defensive rebound by Preston Cook 40.0
  Dallas Watson missed 3-pt. jump shot 42.0
  Turnover on Devontae Williams 42.0
+ 2 Dallas Watson made dunk, assist by Amir Hicks 1:09
  Defensive rebound by Cameron Underwood 1:14
  Will Macoy missed jump shot 1:14
Team Stats
Points 49 99
Field Goals 14-52 (26.9%) 36-75 (48.0%)
3-Pointers 6-22 (27.3%) 15-31 (48.4%)
Free Throws 15-21 (71.4%) 12-20 (60.0%)
Total Rebounds 38 47
Offensive 10 15
Defensive 24 26
Team 4 6
Assists 8 25
Steals 9 16
Blocks 6 8
Turnovers 26 13
Fouls 19 17
Technicals 1 0
12 PTS, 4 REB
19 PTS, 4 REB, 5 AST
12T
away team logo St. Peter's 1-5 232649
home team logo 8 Auburn 6-1 514899
Team Stats
away team logo St. Peter's 1-5 64.6 PPG 36.1 RPG 9.9 APG
home team logo 8 Auburn 6-1 83.8 PPG 41.8 RPG 16.1 APG
Key Players
11
K. Ndefo F 6.9 PPG 5.2 RPG 0.8 APG 36.9 FG%
24
A. McLemore F 6.7 PPG 4.8 RPG 0.2 APG 46.5 FG%
Top Scorers
K. Ndefo F 12 PTS 5 REB 0 AST
A. McLemore F 19 PTS 5 REB 0 AST
26.9 FG% 48.0
27.3 3PT FG% 48.4
71.4 FT% 60.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Turner 12 4 0 3/14 2/9 4/4 1 33 3 0 6 0 4
K. Ndefo 12 5 0 3/8 1/2 5/8 3 34 0 1 2 0 5
D. Watson 9 3 6 3/14 1/7 2/3 1 34 2 0 5 2 1
S. Idowu 5 5 0 2/5 1/2 0/0 3 25 0 3 3 2 3
Q. Taylor 4 4 1 1/3 0/0 2/2 4 31 0 0 4 1 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Turner 12 4 0 3/14 2/9 4/4 1 33 3 0 6 0 4
K. Ndefo 12 5 0 3/8 1/2 5/8 3 34 0 1 2 0 5
D. Watson 9 3 6 3/14 1/7 2/3 1 34 2 0 5 2 1
S. Idowu 5 5 0 2/5 1/2 0/0 3 25 0 3 3 2 3
Q. Taylor 4 4 1 1/3 0/0 2/2 4 31 0 0 4 1 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Brown 6 6 0 2/5 1/2 1/2 4 20 3 1 4 3 3
C. Underwood 1 2 0 0/0 0/0 1/2 1 4 0 1 1 1 1
A. Hicks 0 0 1 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 4 1 0 0 0 0
M. Majak 0 5 0 0/2 0/0 0/0 1 15 0 0 1 1 4
C. Jones - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Ndiaye - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Woods - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Bostick - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Dixon - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 49 34 8 14/52 6/22 15/21 19 200 9 6 26 10 24
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
B. Brown 19 4 5 7/11 3/6 2/4 0 25 1 0 1 0 4
A. McLemore 19 5 0 8/13 3/5 0/0 3 18 3 2 1 2 3
C. Okeke 12 6 3 5/5 2/2 0/0 0 22 1 2 1 4 2
J. Harper 6 1 8 2/8 2/6 0/0 1 27 3 0 3 0 1
S. Doughty 2 6 5 1/2 0/1 0/0 2 26 1 0 1 2 4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
B. Brown 19 4 5 7/11 3/6 2/4 0 25 1 0 1 0 4
A. McLemore 19 5 0 8/13 3/5 0/0 3 18 3 2 1 2 3
C. Okeke 12 6 3 5/5 2/2 0/0 0 22 1 2 1 4 2
J. Harper 6 1 8 2/8 2/6 0/0 1 27 3 0 3 0 1
S. Doughty 2 6 5 1/2 0/1 0/0 2 26 1 0 1 2 4
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Wiley 16 9 0 7/13 0/1 2/4 3 18 1 3 1 4 5
M. Dunbar 14 3 1 4/9 4/6 2/2 1 18 2 0 1 0 3
C. Maasdorp 4 0 0 1/2 1/2 1/2 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
H. Spencer 2 4 1 0/6 0/0 2/3 4 14 2 1 2 2 2
W. Macoy 2 0 0 0/2 0/1 2/3 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
P. Cook 2 1 1 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1
C. Blackstock 1 2 0 0/1 0/0 1/2 0 4 0 0 0 1 1
D. Williams 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 3 0 0 1 0 0
T. Collier 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0
M. Parker 0 0 0 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
J. McCormick 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 10 0 0 0 0 0
D. Purifoy - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Easterling - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 99 41 25 36/75 15/31 12/20 17 200 16 8 13 15 26