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  • 3 Auburn softball players arrested on drug charges

    3 Auburn softball players arrested on drug charges

    Thursday, April 20 2017 5:20 PM EDT2017-04-20 21:20:50 GMT
    Haley Fagan, Makayla Martin and Brittany Maresette (Source: Lee County Sheriff's Office)Haley Fagan, Makayla Martin and Brittany Maresette (Source: Lee County Sheriff's Office)

    Three Auburn University softball players were arrested on drug charges Thursday morning.

    Three Auburn University softball players were arrested on drug charges Thursday morning.

  • JUCO forward Malik Dunbar signs with Auburn

    JUCO forward Malik Dunbar signs with Auburn

    Monday, April 17 2017 6:40 PM EDT2017-04-17 22:40:03 GMT
    (Source: Auburn Athletics)(Source: Auburn Athletics)

    Malik Dunbar, a 6-foot-6, 230-pound guard/forward from North Augusta, S.C., and the College of Central Florida in Ocala, has signed a national letter of intent to Auburn University, head coach Bruce Pearl announced Monday.

    Malik Dunbar, a 6-foot-6, 230-pound guard/forward from North Augusta, S.C., and the College of Central Florida in Ocala, has signed a national letter of intent to Auburn University, head coach Bruce Pearl announced Monday.

  • Auburn outlasts Samford in Birmingham, 16-15

    Auburn outlasts Samford in Birmingham, 16-15

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 12:10 AM EDT2017-04-12 04:10:53 GMT
    SOURCE: WBRCSOURCE: WBRC

    Daniel Robert hit a 3-run home run and earned his first career save as No. 10 Auburn baseball out-slugged Samford 16-15 Tuesday at Joe Lee Griffin Field.

    Daniel Robert hit a 3-run home run and earned his first career save as No. 10 Auburn baseball out-slugged Samford 16-15 Tuesday at Joe Lee Griffin Field.

Tyrese Tanner posted her third-consecutive 20-point game and the Tigers followed her lead, as the Auburn women's basketball team defeated Tulane, 72-52, Wednesday at Auburn Arena to advance to the quarterfinals of the WNIT. Auburn improves to 19-14 with the win while Tulane falls to 24-9. 

"I'm very proud of our young ladies," Auburn head coach Terri Williams-Flournoy said. "Tulane's a very good team, and we knew that they were good. Obviously we had played them before, so we knew how good they were, and we knew how well they took care of the ball versus our press. I'm very proud of our young ladies for hanging in there, going through the runs that they made at us and just taking care of the ball and just making shots and making plays when we needed them." 

Tanner led all scorers with 25 points and 11 rebounds in her first career double-double. She also added three steals, three blocks and two assists in the effort. Tra'cee Tanner added 12 points and seven rebounds, while Blanche Alverson tallied 10 points and five rebounds. 

Tulane had trouble finding its shot from the field, shooting just 33.3 percent on the night. Danielle Blagg led with 11 points, while Tiffany Dale added 10. 

Auburn stayed strong on the boards, out-rebounding the Green Wave 46-33 and picking up 19 second-chance points. 

"We've put a big emphasis on using our abilities to get to the offensive glass," Alverson said. "If we can do that, we have an advantage over everybody because we're long. If we can do that and get easy put-backs, that just fuels us, and we can jump to our press." 

Auburn awaits its next opponent and will face the winner of Drexel and Bowling Green Thursday night in Bowling Green, Ohio.

INFORMATION SOURCE: Auburn Athletics Dept.

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