NCAAB Game Recap - Saint Louis at Auburn
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:00 PM EST

E KY
67
Lou
99
F
UMKC
57
Kansas
98
F
Oreg
71
Mich
70
F(OT)
Gonz
84
Ariz
80
F
GaTec
53
KY
67
F
StLou
61
Aub
67
F
Mem
51
Tenn
47
F
Drake
47
Dayt
78
F
MSU
72
Oakl
49
F
South
41
Butl
66
F
Del
70
Vill
78
F
Seton
48
Rut
68
F
Xav
78
Wake
80
F
KansSt
61
MisSt
67
F
IPFW
65
IUPUI
74
F
App
81
How
59
F
Syr
79
GTown
89
F
Princ
80
FaDi
65
F
Dart
76
Boston
78
F
(N/A)
60
Elon
91
F
Tuls
79
Ark
98
F
Nich
57
WVU
83
F
NJIT
71
StFNY
73
F
TN-M
72
UNCA
91
F
(N/A)
79
Jacksn
93
F
IL-C
65
DeP
86
F
HolyC
72
Canis
80
F
CenMI
76
Tex
87
F
LongI
74
Rider
89
F
Duques
71
Radf
49
F
Alab
71
PSU
73
F
AlaAM
74
Mia-FL
88
F
Morg
68
LaSal
85
F
Merrim
63
Hartfo
71
F
NCC
71
CoCar
91
F
Army
89
Buff
76
F
UCLA
61
ND
75
F
Lamar
50
TCU
79
F
AF
79
Denv
75
F
NFla
72
SoMis
69
F
MidTN
64
Miss
82
F
Toled
80
Detr
72
F
Web
49
Utah
60
F
UCSB
61
S UT
62
F
(N/A)
50
StBon
75
F
HiPt
64
FlAtl
81
F
Campbl
67
ECU
79
F
Mayv
60
SDak
96
F
Sac
58
SCla
60
F
USF
91
CS-Ful
69
F
ULLa
59
LaTec
77
F
Charl
71
Rich
78
F
Winth
73
Furm
80
F
ArkPB
46
OrSt
80
F
AlSt
57
Bois
100
F
Okla
75
WichSt
80
F
OlDom
55
Ill
69
F
Stan
78
SJSU
58
F
CSBak
70
Ida
76
F(OT)
NMSt
62
NM
69
F
Evans
72
WIGB
62
F
Niag
80
Albany
84
F
W MI
59
Manh
58
F
Colg
67
Cin
66
F
WilBa
59
NOrl
103
F
(N/A)
54
Gram
82
F
CenAR
79
Pepp
92
F
BYU
68
UtSt
64
F
UGA
59
AzSt
79
F
E IL
75
WIMil
68
F
Lib
61
Vand
56
F
HBU
84
Rice
96
F
(N/A)
57
Oral
69
F
Stony
78
Prov
82
F
(N/A)
63
UAB
75
F
N CO
74
Wyo
53
F
ULMo
59
SFA
66
F
NoAZ
79
UtVal
73
F
Fres
62
CAPoly
37
F
BethC
68
CBap
87
F
UCDav
54
USD
58
F
(N/A)
63
UCIrv
120
F
StMar
89
Cal
77
F

Dec 14, 2019, 4:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Saint Louis (8-2)

21

40

61

(12) Auburn (9-0)

28

39

67

No. 12 Auburn beats Saint Louis in Mike Slive Invitational
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:45 PM

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) J’ Von McCormick scored 20 points, freshman Isaac Okoro added 12 and No. 12 Auburn improved to 9-0, beating Saint Louis 67-61 on Saturday in the Mike Slive Invitational at Legacy Arena.

The teams struggled to generate offense early, but the Tigers used physical defense, feeding into transition buckets to create separation in the second half.

“We did enough of what we needed to do to win,” Auburn coach Bruce Pearl said. “Defensively, we were terrific, and J’Von McCormick was the best player on the floor.”

The Tigers started 0 of 5 from the field and looked confused early on in half-court sets due to Saint Louis throwing a variation of defensive looks at the SEC’s lone unbeaten. The Billikens led 8-0, but poor shooting from the free-throw line, and from beyond the arc, kept them from building a larger lead.

Auburn failed to find a rhythm in the first half, shooting just 33% from the field and 4 of 10 from the free-throw line, but shot 50% from 3-point territory in the second half. The Tigers comfort level went up with the pace of play, forcing 12 turnovers and getting out to run against the Billikens.

"They had a career day by their point guard. ... He was a one-man band there for a while, I thought,” Saint Louis coach Travis Ford said. “He took advantage of some opportunities. Give him credit. I told him after the game that he was the difference in the game, plain and simple, by a wide margin."

Javonte Perkins led the Billikens (8-2) with 16 points and Jordan Goodwin added 15. BIG PICTURE

Saint Louis: The Billikens came into the game second to last in the country in free-throw percentage, and finished 8 of 19 from the line. Saint Louis' offensive struggles were apparent beyond the arc as well, shooting just 17% from the 3-point line.

Auburn: The Tigers are one of five teams remaining undefeated teams in college basketball.

UP NEXT

Saint Louis: Hosts Division II Maryville on Wednesday night.

Auburn: Hosts North Carolina State on Thursday night.

Leaders

Saint Louis PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
T. Weaver 0 0 2 2 0 0
J. Perkins 16 0 0 6 1 1
Auburn PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
B. Akingbola 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. McCormick 20 0 6 7 1 0

Team Comparison

StLou Aub
Points For 61 67
Field Goals 25/66-38% 22/62-35%
Three Pointers 3/18-17% 10/26-38%
Free Throws 8/19-42% 13/28-46%
Offensive Rebounds 21 18
Defensive Rebounds 30 27
Rebounds 58 51
Blocks 3 8
Steals 2 5
Turnovers 12 7
Personal Fouls 18 17
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Dec 14 StLou 61 @ Aub 67 H. French 4 D. Purifoy 2

Game Information

Stadium: Legacy Arena, Birmingham, Alabama
Attendance: 12,614
Game Time: