AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- Korvotney Barber tipped in a basket with 2
seconds left, raising Auburn to a 64-62 victory over Winthrop on
The teams, both 6-3, swapped leads seven times and Winthrop
trailed again with 2:17 remaining before Torrell Martin's jumper
tied the game, 60-60.
Auburn trailed 31-26 at halftime after Winthrop scored five
unanswered points. The Tigers opened the second half on an 8-0 run,
but Winthrop gained momentum -- leading by as many as 13 points
early in the second half.
Martin had a double-double with 19 points and a game-high 10
rebounds for Winthrop. Chris Gaynor added 17 points and Shuler had
Rasheem Barrett led Auburn with 19 points and Ronnie LeMelle
Both teams hit seven 3-pointers. Auburn had 45.3 percent
shooting, while Winthrop hit 42 percent of its shots.
Winthrop outrebounded the Tigers 34-26, while Auburn forced 17
turnovers, scoring 15 points off them.