NCAAB Game Recap - Lipscomb at Auburn
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:00 PM EST

WVU
67
OhSt
59
F
Kansas
72
Stan
56
F
AlSt
59
Oreg
98
F
Lipsco
59
Aub
86
F
UMassL
60
Mich
86
F
Bry
70
MD
84
F
W MI
62
MSU
95
F
Navy
56
UVA
65
F
Corn
59
PSU
90
F
CSBak
58
TxTch
73
F
KennSt
51
Iowa
93
F
Norf
65
Stony
81
F
AlaAM
56
ND
82
F
NJIT
47
UConn
69
F
(N/A)
55
CenCT
89
F
Lib
57
LSU
74
F
CmbTN
42
Chat
72
F
Iona
54
Colora
99
F
(N/A)
48
ETSU
117
F
KTChr
56
Presb
81
F
TXAMC
52
Nebras
73
F
NCAT
64
Ill
95
F
(N/A)
45
Bingha
98
F
VMI
82
USC-Up
91
F
Lafy
67
SacHr
66
F
HolyC
62
Sien
74
F
Campbl
63
Ohio
55
F
SeLA
31
OkSt
82
F
(N/A)
72
TN-M
92
F
(N/A)
48
SIU-E
96
F
AbCh
66
WichSt
84
F
SamH
75
Rice
61
F
Duques
61
Marsh
83
F
(N/A)
45
Radf
90
F
UCDav
69
NM
74
F
Hartfo
67
NW
66
F
TNTec
63
Miss
80
F
Leh
62
Princ
71
F
App
60
NCSU
72
F
URI
89
MidTN
62
F
Alc
57
SCla
92
F
(N/A)
67
USD
93
F
ChBap
61
NWSt
101
F
LoyMD
51
VACom
85
F
FlAtl
58
SoFL
60
F
(N/A)
59
SEMO
74
F
NDSt
66
Denv
55
F
SDSt
78
NebOm
81
F
SDak
75
W IL
82
F
N DA
66
OrSt
83
F
Harv
71
Cal
63
F
NNMU
30
NMSt
104
F
UCSB
85
ULLa
77
F
Tuls
67
KansSt
69
F
Boston
69
(N/A)
67
F
MD-ES
37
VaTec
92
F
Ark
71
Ind
64
F
Rich
78
Alab
90
F
BethC
67
StLou
77
F
ArkPB
50
WaSt
65
F
Maine
51
HI
91
F
FlGlf
58
USC
71
F

Auburn 86, Lipscomb 59

Dec 29, 2019, 4:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Lipscomb (5-8)

25

34

59

(8) Auburn (12-0)

40

46

86

No. 8 Auburn routs Lipscomb 86-59 to remain undefeated
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:26 PM

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Bruce Pearl wants more of the same from Danjel Purifoy in Southeastern Conference games.

Purifoy had a season-high 17 points and nine rebounds to break out of a slump and No. 8 Auburn beat Lipscomb 86-59 on Sunday to improve to 12-0 heading into SEC play.

“We’ve talked about the fact that we need him to be good," said Pearl, the Tigers' coach. “We won’t win as many SEC games as we should unless he does what he did tonight. But I'm not asking him to do anything he's not capable of doing.

“He knows that. He absolutely knows it."

The Tigers remained one of two undefeated teams nationally after Liberty’s loss to LSU, joining No. 15 San Diego State.

Auburn got off to a slow start against Lipscomb (5-8), a team coming off a 23-point loss at Vermont, but dominated late.

Purifoy had only totaled 20 points and was 1 of 13 from 3-point range over the past four games. This time he made 3 of 5 3-pointers and grabbed six offensive rebounds.

“My whole process on my mind was just being aggressive throughout the whole game," Purifoy said.

Jamal Johnson matched his season high with 14 points on 4-of-6 from 3-point range after some lengthy shooting sessions with his father over the Christmas break in Birmingham.

“Me and my Dad would get in the gym every morning and we would get like 500 shots up and in the evening we’d get a lot of free throws and some more shots up," Johnson said.

Christian Okoro also scored 14 points.

Samir Doughty had 11 points and seven assists, and Austin Wiley added 10 points and 11 rebounds.

KJ Johnson led Lipscomb with 17 points. Ahsan Asadullah scored 12 points despite picking up his fourth foul with 12:43 remaining. Michael Buckland added 11.

Auburn, which trailed by eight points early, scored 17 points in a row at one point and took a 40-25 lead into halftime.

The closest Lipscomb came in the second half was 55-44 on three free throws by Johnson, who was fouled on a 3-point shot. Auburn answered with Okoro's layup and a 3-pointer by Devan Cambridge, both off passes from Doughty

“Ï thought it was a lot like our other guarantee games where we hang and hang, but we’re unable to make the plays late to get over the hill," Lipscomb coach Lennie Acuff said. “If Auburn shoots it from three like they did today, they are going to be really hard to beat, especially in this place."

BIG PICTURE

Lipscomb: Jumped out to a 10-2 lead with hot shooting, including a pair of 3-pointers from Buckland. Shot just 38.6%.

Auburn: Started slowly after an eight-day layoff for the holidays. Made 31 of 60 shots. Dominated the boards 43-28.

“I don't think we were surprised," Pearl said about Lipscomb's fast start.

LAST UNBEATEN? Auburn is trying to be the nation's last unbeaten team. The last time that happened was in the 1998-99 season when the Tigers won their first 17 before falling to No. 7 Kentucky on Jan. 20.

HITTING 3s

Auburn made 12 of 32 3-pointers, and Pearl says that “adds a different dimension to our offense."

“I think that's a big part of our game," he said. “As we go up against bigger, more physical teams, it's got to be part of our arsenal."

UP NEXT Lipscomb faces its first Atlantic Sun Conference opponent of the season, at Stetson Thursday night.

Auburn opens Southeastern Conference Saturday at Mississippi State.

Leaders

Lipscomb PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Strates 0 0 0 0 0 0
K. Coleman 0 0 0 2 0 0
Auburn PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Flanigan 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. Jones 0 0 1 0 0 0

Team Comparison

Lipsco Aub
Points For 59 86
Field Goals 22/57-39% 31/60-52%
Three Pointers 5/21-24% 12/32-38%
Free Throws 10/15-67% 12/17-71%
Offensive Rebounds 11 16
Defensive Rebounds 17 27
Rebounds 32 47
Blocks 0 9
Steals 6 6
Turnovers 13 13
Personal Fouls 20 16
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sun Dec 29 Lipsco 59 @ Aub 86 J. Hobbs 1 J. Williams 2

Game Information

Stadium: Auburn Arena, Auburn, Alabama
Attendance: 9,121
Game Time: