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.