Auburn 64, Furman 50

Chris Denson scored 17 points and grabbed six rebounds and
freshman Jordan Price added 14 points to lead Auburn to a 64-50 win
against Furman on Saturday night.

It was the first time Auburn (4-5) has won consecutive games
this season after also beating Grambling 92-42 on Dec. 11. Furman
fell to 3-6.

Denson scored 12 of his points in the first half as the Tigers
took a 35-20 lead. Senior guard and Southeastern Conference-leading
scorer Frankie Sullivan had seven points in the first half and
finished with 11 points.

Price was 4 for 4 on 3-pointers and is 8 for 8 from behind the
arc in his last two games.

Auburn transfer center Asauhn Dixon-Tatum, playing extended
minutes with starting center Rob Chubb in foul trouble, had a
career-high nine rebounds with six points. Each of Dixon-Tatum’s
rebounds came in the first half.

Furman was led by senior forward Colin Reddick with 14 points
and five rebounds. Freshman forward Kendrec Ferrara added 10 points
and seven rebounds.

Auburn weathered an early 7-2 deficit, finishing the first half
on a 12-3 run. Furman guard Bobby Austin tipped a loose ball into
Auburn’s basket at the first-half buzzer, and the points were
awarded to Sullivan.

Auburn made 8 of 17 (47.7 percent) 3-pointers in the first half,
while Furman struggled to bust the Tigers’ zone defense on the
other end. The Paladins shot 16 for 52 (30.8 percent) from the
field, and 5 of 22 (22.7 percent) from behind the arc.