Jacksonville 69, Auburn 55
Keith McDougald scored 15 points to lead four Jacksonville
players in double figures as the Dolphins defeated Auburn 69-55 on
Saturday night for their fourth straight win.
Jacksonville (4-1) hasn’t lost since dropping its season opener
to Miami 89-77 on Nov. 12.
The Tigers (1-4), coming off a 68-66 win over Middle Tennessee,
jumped out to a 9-3 lead, but the Dolphins used a 21-3 run to push
ahead 24-12 with 8:11 left in the first half. The Tigers cut the
margin to two and trailed 33-29 at the break.
In the second half, Auburn fell behind by nine, then closed to
50-46 on an Earnest Ross 3-pointer.
Travis Cohn scored on a layup and a tip-in to widen the lead to
eight, and the Tigers could get no closer than five the rest of the
way. Cohn finished with 13 points, while Russell Powell and Ayron
Hardy had 11 each.
Ross led Auburn with 18 points and 11 rebounds.