Heron scores 22, helps lead Auburn past SC Upstate 90-83

BY foxsports • November 29, 2016

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Mustapha Heron scored 22 points and grabbed six rebounds, LaRon Smith added 15 points and five rebounds, and Auburn powered past South Carolina-Upstate 90-83 on Tuesday night.

The Tigers (5-1) led early and weathered a Spartan run before halftime to bounce back following their first loss last Wednesday to No. 17 Purdue.

Heron, a freshman, continued his streak of reaching double digits in each game he's played in his college career. He had 12 points at halftime to help Auburn stave off South Carolina-Upstate, who used a 13-0 run to get within five points before the Tigers pulled away for a 42-32 halftime lead.

The Spartans (3-4) trailed by as many as 18, but pulled to within five points a few times down the stretch.

Auburn forced 15 turnovers, which led to 21 points, and scored 19 second-chance points to keep South Carolina-Upstate at bay.

Mike Cunningham and Michael Buchanan scored 20 apiece for SC Upstate and Ramel Thompkins added 13 points and eight rebounds.

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