Williams, Broome earn honors for effort in West Virginia recreation

For the primary time this season, Auburn Basketball has change into sufferer to a two-game shedding streak.

Auburn’s sturdy second half couldn’t erase a 16-point lead that West Virginia constructed within the first half was an excessive amount of to beat, as the Tigers fell to the Mountaineers in the opening game of the SEC-Big 12 Challenge, 80-77.

Auburn shot 49.2% from the sphere within the loss, however 4 Tigers would finish the sport with double-digits within the factors column. For the fourth time this season, Jaylin Williams led the workforce in scoring, whereas Johni Broome had a particular second half. Allen Flanigan reached double-figures within the first half, whereas Okay.D. Johnson crossed the brink late within the recreation.

With so many choices, selecting a Tiger of the Recreation supplied a problem. Right here’s a have a look at which participant Auburn Wire writers Taylor JonesJ.D. McCarthy, and River Wells, in addition to Auburn followers, selected as their Tiger of the Recreation following Auburn’s loss to West Virginia.

Taylor Jones: Jaylin Williams

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In a recreation that was something however regular, Williams was probably the most constant participant for the Tigers on Saturday. He scored six factors within the first half, then adopted that with a 12-point effort within the second half to finish with 18 complete factors by going 7-of-11 from the sphere. Saturday’s recreation was the tenth time that Williams has scored ten or extra factors in a recreation.

J.D. McCarthy: Johni Broome

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Broome scored 15 factors in Saturday’s recreation, which was second-highest on the workforce behind Williams’ 18 level recreation. He has now scored ten-or-more factors in a recreation 16 instances this season. Broome additionally led the workforce in rebounds with seven.

River Wells: Johni Broome

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Positive, Broome’s scoring output was spectacular, however his journey to scoring 15 factors is an fascinating one. He was held scorelesss within the first half, and went 0-for-3 from the sphere. Within the closing 20 minutes of the sport, Broome went 7-of-9 from the sphere, and succeeded on his lone journey to the free throw line.

Fan Vote: Jaylin Williams

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Williams was the followers’ selection for Tiger of the Recreation by receiving 67% of the vote. To vote to your “Tiger of the Recreation”, go to Auburn Wire on Twitter following each Auburn Basketball recreation to solid your vote.


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Here’s a have a look at what number of Tigers have earned a “Tiger of the Recreation” vote this season:

Johni Broome


Wendell Inexperienced Jr.


Jaylin Williams


Allen Flanigan


Okay.D. Johnson


Chris Moore


Tre Donaldson



Story originally appeared on Auburn Wire

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