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  • Auburn equestrian wins NCEA national championship

    Auburn equestrian wins NCEA national championship

    Saturday, April 21 2018 10:04 PM EDT2018-04-22 02:04:58 GMT

    The second-seeded Tigers defeated No. 1 Georgia 10-5 to win the 2018 NCEA National Championship. This marks Auburn's fourth national title, joining championships in 2006, 2011 and 2013.

    The second-seeded Tigers defeated No. 1 Georgia 10-5 to win the 2018 NCEA National Championship. This marks Auburn's fourth national title, joining championships in 2006, 2011 and 2013.

  • Auburn guard Davion Mitchell transferring to Baylor

    Auburn guard Davion Mitchell transferring to Baylor

    Saturday, April 21 2018 4:38 PM EDT2018-04-21 20:38:19 GMT
    (Source: Auburn University)(Source: Auburn University)

    Point guard Davion Mitchell is transferring to Baylor after playing in all 34 games as a freshman at Auburn.

    Point guard Davion Mitchell is transferring to Baylor after playing in all 34 games as a freshman at Auburn.

  • Malzahn to compete in coach's charity golf tournament

    Malzahn to compete in coach's charity golf tournament

    Thursday, April 19 2018 5:55 PM EDT2018-04-19 21:55:03 GMT
    Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)
    Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)

    Malzahn will be paired with former Auburn place kicker Al Del Greco in the 12th annual charity golf tournament. Alabama head coach Nick Saban will be paired with former Heisman Trophy Winner and current NFL running back Mark Ingram.

    Malzahn will be paired with former Auburn place kicker Al Del Greco in the 12th annual charity golf tournament. Alabama head coach Nick Saban will be paired with former Heisman Trophy Winner and current NFL running back Mark Ingram.

The Auburn women's basketball team outlasted Ole Miss' hot shooting in the first half as the Tigers advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2014 SEC Tournament with a 70-54 win over the Rebels on Thursday at the Arena at the Gwinnett Center.

Senior Tyrese Tanner led the way with her sixth double-double of the season, scoring 16 points and collecting 12 rebounds, while her sister Tra'Cee Tanner poured in a team-high 17 points in the win. Junior Hasina Muhammad added in 11 points and tied a career-high with five blocks in the win.

Auburn (17-13) now advances to the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament to face No. 3 seed Texas A&M on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. CT.

Ole Miss (12-20) jumped out to an 11-point lead midway in the first half behind McFarland's hot shooting. The senior point guard scored 20 of Ole Miss' 37 points in the first half, including five from range.

Auburn kept pace with Ole Miss with hot shooting of their own. Auburn finished the half shooting 45.5 percent from the field as Ty Tanner poured in 10 points in the game's first 20 minutes, also collecting seven boards.

Brandy Montgomery's three-point play put Auburn in front momentarily with 0:49 to go in the first half, but the Rebels countered quickly with another 3-pointer to go up 37-35. It was Auburn's first trey of the half from Khady Dieng that put the Tigers into the lead heading into the locker room up 38-37.

The Tigers began to pull away in the second half by controlling the glass and winning the battle in the paint, outscoring Ole Miss, 28-8. Auburn closed the game on a 16-2 run over the final 6:42 and held the Rebels to just 20 percent shooting from the field. Auburn shot 22-of-27 from the free throw line in the win, finishing at 81.5 percent on the night.

INFORMATION SOURCE: Auburn University Athletics Dept.

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