NC State 51

(4-3, 1-2 away)

(15) Auburn 66

(6-0, 3-0 home)

    6:00 PM ET, November 29, 2008

    1 2 T
    NCST 24 2751
    #15AUB 39 2766

    Hobbs leads Auburn to victory in opening round of FIU Thanksgiving Classic

    Associated Press

    MIAMI -- Sherell Hobbs scored 15 points, leading Auburn (No. 16 ESPN/USA Today, No. 15 AP) past North Carolina State 66-51 on Saturday in the opening round of the FIU Thanksgiving Classic.

    DeWanna Bonner added 14 for Auburn (6-0), which will play the host Golden Panthers (1-4) on Sunday. FIU beat NC State 58-42 on Friday in the other opening-round game of the three-team event.

    Shayla Fields led NC State (4-3) with a game-high 23 points and seven rebounds. Brittany Strachan added 11 for the Wolfpack.

    Auburn went on a 12-0 run in the first half to take a commanding 35-16 lead following a basket by Bonner and took a 39-24 lead into halftime.

    NC State pulled within 50-43 in the second half, but that would be as close as the Wolfpack would get.

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