Presbyterian 62, Auburn 59
Khalid Mutakabbir scored 17 points and and Al’Lonzo Coleman had
13 points and 16 rebounds as Presbyterian built a big early lead
and hung on to beat Auburn 62-59 Saturday night.
It was the first win for the Blue Hose (5-6) over a team from a
Bowl Championionship Series conference.
Presbyterian opened the game with a 19-4 run and led by as many
as 20 points in the first half and 38-23 at halftime.
The Tigers (3-7), who lost their third straight, used a 14-2
second-half run to cut a 50-37 deficit to 52-51 with 2:52 left, but
they were never able to take the lead or tie the game.
A 3-pointer by Mutakabbir and layups by Coleman and Walt Allen
helped keep Presbyterian in front before Josh Wallace’s layup cut
Auburn’s deficit to 60-59 with 12 seconds left. Mutakabbir and
Coleman each made 1 of 2 free throws to ice the game.
Rob Chubb scored 15 points to lead Auburn.