NCAAB Game Recap - Cal State Northridge at Auburn
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:00 PM EST

GASt
63
Duke
74
F
Monm
57
Kansas
112
F
GWebb
61
UNC
77
F
Gonz
79
TexAM
49
F
NCAT
54
UtSt
81
F
MOSt
56
Xav
59
F
CSNor
70
Aub
116
F
TxSt
63
Baylor
72
F
(N/A)
66
BGSU
88
F
Ida
68
VMI
67
F
(N/A)
51
CSBak
91
F
How
65
RobM
85
F
Dart
55
(N/A)
46
F
MTSt
59
App
56
F
(N/A)
69
Hof
111
F
TexPA
70
NDSt
76
F
S Wes
61
Furm
83
F
(N/A)
42
BethC
100
F
Jacksn
80
UMassL
78
F
Marsh
64
ND
74
F
TNTec
30
UNCG
64
F
Lipsco
36
Duques
58
F
Copp
69
NIU
81
F
W MI
58
Miss
85
F
LynSt
67
Bry
116
F
(N/A)
53
Longw
78
F
Hamp
65
W&M
78
F
SthAL
72
Chat
90
F
Clev
63
SCar
90
F
WVU
68
Pitt
53
F
Elon
50
Mich
70
F
DelSt
66
UGA
100
F
Radf
73
GaSo
76
F
WCU
74
FlaSt
79
F
W Ky
79
E KY
71
F
NCC
47
Akr
57
F
Alab
79
URI
93
F
FlGlf
68
Mercer
84
F
TXSo
69
SDak
88
F
(N/A)
32
NoAZ
105
F
UMKC
52
WIMil
61
F
PVAM
56
Tex
70
F
YSU
61
ULLa
73
F
MtStM
61
Lamar
76
F
Oral
74
Iowa
87
F
UtVal
66
UAB
55
F
UCDav
67
ArkSt
80
F
Stony
68
TXAMC
63
F
BYU
72
Hou
71
F
Minn
69
Utah
73
F
(N/A)
57
UTEP
71
F
UCIrv
69
Bois
60
F
SDSt
73
Nebras
90
F
(N/A)
45
CAPoly
89
F
CBap
62
Cal
82
F
UCRiv
49
Sac
62
F
UNLV
54
UCLA
71
F
PorSt
75
HI
83
F

Nov 15, 2019, 7:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Cal State Northridge (0-4)

38

32

70

(22) Auburn (4-0)

66

50

116

Doughty’s 33 leads No. 22 Auburn’s 116-70 rout of CSUN
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:06 PM

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Samir Doughty and No. 22 Auburn started clobbering Cal State Northridge much closer to the first shot than the last one.

Doughty scored a career-high 33 points, J'Von McCormick had a school-record 16 assists and the Tigers jumped up big early on their way to a 116-70 rout of the Matadors (0-4) on Friday night.

The Tigers (4-0), who needed a basket in the final seconds to beat South Alabama on Tuesday night, scored the first 11 points and led 66-38 at halftime.

"We overwhelmed our opponent, which we hadn't been able to do yet," Auburn coach Bruce Pearl said.

It was the most points Auburn had scored since getting 119 against Winthrop on Nov. 24, 2017.

Doughty made his first five 3-pointers and scored 22 by halftime against the Matadors.

"Getting off to a good start was big on our plan today," he said. "We wanted to get off to a good start and just be aggressive."

The senior guard finished 10-of-15 shooting and made 6 of 8 3s. He also had eight rebounds. Doughty's previous career best was 23 points against Duquesne when he was a freshman at VCU.

Terrell Gomez led Cal State Northridge with 23 points and made five 3-pointers. He was coming off a career-best 33-point game against Pepperdine.

"I know they had a tough game the other night at South Alabama, so they came out ready and anxious and excited to play," CSUN coach Mark Gottfried said. "We would have probably struggled anyway but we're a little short-handed."

Reigning Big West player of the year Lamine Diane has been ruled ineligible this semester by the NCAA, pending an appeal.

McCormick had assists on five of Auburn's first nine baskets and kept setting up scores from there, while committing only one turnover. Freshman Isaac Okoro, who hit the game-winner with 2.9 seconds left against South Alabama, scored 17.

Danjel Purifoy had 16 points and Austin Wiley added 10 points and nine rebounds for Auburn.

Brendan Harrick scored 17 and also made five 3s for CSUN. Elijah Harkless scored 11 points and Jared Pearre had 10.

CSUN newcomer Miles Brookins, a La Salle transfer who flew to Alabama Thursday night after the NCAA granted him a waiver, tore his left ACL in the second half, Gottfried said.

"It's just heartbreaking for him," the coach said.

BIG PICTURE

CSUN: Fell to 0-6 against Southeastern Conference opponents. Were outrebounded 52-33.

Auburn: Has won 16 of its last 17 games dating back to last season's Final Four run. Started 4-0 for the second straight season, something that hadn't happened in 20 years. Hit 17 of 35 3-pointers.

GOTTFRIED'S RETURN

Gottfried is very familiar with the Tigers and with former Auburn and NBA star Charles Barkley. He led rival Alabama's program for 11 seasons, a tenure that ended with the 2008-09 season. Barkley spoke to the Matadors in the locker room after the game.

"He gave them a great message about education and listening to coaches," Gottfried said. "I've known him so long and it's just great that he came to talk to them."

TECHNICALLY SPEAKING

CSUN's Harkless and Pearl both drew technical fouls. Harkless was whistled for flopping late in the first half and Pearl drew the whistle early in the second half.

UP NEXT

CSUN visits Richmond on Sunday.

Auburn hosts Colgate on Monday night, its fifth game in 13 days.

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Leaders

Cal State Northridge PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
R. Artest III 0 0 1 3 1 1
F. Ndumanya 0 0 0 0 0 0
Auburn PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
L. Berman 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Williams 0 0 0 1 0 1

Team Comparison

CSNor Aub
Points For 70 116
Field Goals 26/76-34% 42/74-57%
Three Pointers 11/29-38% 17/35-49%
Free Throws 7/10-70% 15/16-94%
Offensive Rebounds 11 11
Defensive Rebounds 22 41
Rebounds 38 53
Blocks 3 11
Steals 7 8
Turnovers 14 11
Personal Fouls 14 14
Technical Fouls 1 1
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Aub Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Fri Nov 15 CSNor 70 @ Aub 116 M. Brookins 2 J. McCormick 2

Game Information

Stadium: Auburn Arena, Auburn, Alabama
Attendance: 8,389
Game Time: