NCAAB Game Recap - Iowa State at Auburn
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:00 PM EST

Baylor
72
Fla
61
F
Pacif
59
Gonz
92
F
Tenn
68
Kansas
74
F
ND
84
FlaSt
85
F
Clem
62
Lou
80
F
Dayt
87
Rich
79
F
Vill
64
Prov
60
F
Mizzu
51
WVU
74
F
KY
76
TxTch
74
F(OT)
IaSt
76
Aub
80
F
SMU
74
Mem
70
F
Ill
64
Mich
62
F
Ariz
65
AzSt
66
F
Wash
62
Colora
76
F
Nebras
72
Rut
75
F
Pitt
61
Syr
69
F
Del
76
NE
74
F
Mia-FL
71
UNC
94
F
Lafy
74
Leh
56
F
VACom
76
LaSal
65
F
Mercer
69
VMI
66
F
Maine
53
UMBC
63
F
IL-C
69
Detr
70
F
Furm
78
Citad
54
F
Army
73
Navy
66
F
LSU
69
Tex
67
F
MisSt
62
Okla
63
F
StJon
79
DeP
66
F
VaTec
56
BC
61
F
WIGB
94
YSU
98
F(OT)
Presb
57
Winth
72
F
Temp
59
Penn
66
F
E MI
68
MiaO
73
F
Duques
64
UMass
73
F
Brad
53
IndSt
61
F
App
78
CoCar
58
F
Colg
79
Amer
69
F
Boston
79
HolyC
64
F
Denv
70
NDSt
82
F
UNCG
70
Samf
63
F
SIU
58
IlSt
55
F
LaTec
72
UAB
58
F
Hartfo
62
Albany
48
F
URI
81
StBon
75
F
IUPUI
89
Oakl
85
F(OT)
WIMil
53
Clev
70
F
FaDi
60
SacHr
77
F
Akr
88
Ohio
86
F
Merrim
76
CenCT
86
F
FlaAM
87
How
83
F
NCSU
58
GaTec
64
F
StJos
69
GrgWas
85
F
OkSt
73
TexAM
62
F
TCU
67
Ark
78
F
UNH
77
Bingha
69
F
UNCA
63
USC-Up
80
F
Tows
70
W&M
58
F
Lib
43
Stetsn
48
F
StFPA
79
StFNY
86
F
Hamp
79
Radf
83
F
FlInt
49
Charl
75
F
Drex
59
Hof
72
F
JMU
73
Elon
82
F
Chat
64
ETSU
75
F
Colum
50
Corn
62
F
UNCW
72
Charl
70
F
SEMO
59
E IL
61
F
BethC
95
NCAT
98
F
DelSt
45
NCC
72
F
Morg
50
Copp
48
F
Oral
80
SDak
91
F
SeLA
84
NWSt
81
F(OT)
HBU
89
McNee
102
F
ChaSo
92
GWebb
83
F(2OT)
RobM
71
LongI
66
F
Ball
66
CenMI
71
F
W MI
52
NIU
58
F
AbCh
70
CenAR
69
F(OT)
Jacksn
83
KennSt
64
F
Belm
78
APSU
86
F
NFla
73
Lipsco
85
F
AF
81
SJSU
90
F
BYU
82
USF
83
F
USC
75
OrSt
55
F
N CO
74
Ida
53
F
TexAr
64
TxSt
62
F
MorSt
51
JacSt
72
F
Bry
76
MtStM
79
F
GASt
82
GaSo
77
F
S UT
78
E WA
81
F(OT)
TXAMC
68
InWor
47
F
TN-M
79
SIU-E
76
F
SFA
70
Lamar
62
F
Miss
70
UGA
60
F
ArkSt
78
Troy
62
F
Tul
62
ECU
81
F
SCla
65
USD
52
F
PorSt
82
NoAZ
84
F
UTEP
57
N TX
67
F
SoMis
63
MidTN
65
F
KansSt
74
Alab
77
F
GMas
53
David
68
F
ArkPB
54
PVAM
67
F
AlSt
71
South
80
F
Gram
53
JackSt
71
F
SCSt
62
Norf
73
F
AlaAM
58
Alc
59
F
NJIT
56
FlGlf
54
F
WaSt
64
Utah
76
F
Longw
72
HiPt
62
F
Woff
72
WCU
81
F
UMassL
62
Vermt
92
F
BGSU
85
Toled
79
F
FlAtl
55
OlDom
65
F
Harv
70
Dart
66
F
LoyMD
83
Buck
98
F
Nich
77
NOrl
72
F
Marsh
84
W Ky
91
F
UCF
79
WichSt
87
F
Portl
69
Pepp
80
F
NM
74
Nev
96
F
Bois
87
Fres
53
F
NMSt
67
TexPA
62
F
UtVal
73
GrCan
69
F
IPFW
71
NebOm
75
F
W IL
77
N DA
83
F
ULMo
60
ULLa
81
F
TexSA
90
Rice
88
F
Vand
64
SCar
90
F
TNSt
64
Murr
76
F
StMar
73
LoyMa
62
F
Mont
85
Web
87
F(OT)
MTSt
75
IdaSt
64
F
MsVl
67
TXSo
80
F
ArkLR
73
SthAL
71
F
E KY
80
TNTec
74
F
UCRiv
63
UCSB
65
F
Seatt
86
CSBak
79
F
UMKC
67
CBap
57
F
CAPoly
67
UCIrv
74
F
ColSt
61
UtSt
77
F
CSNor
75
CS-Ful
82
F
UCDav
75
HI
76
F

Jan 25, 2020, 12:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Iowa State (9-10)

31

45

76

(16) Auburn (17-2)

42

38

80

Doughty, Okoro lead No. 16 Auburn past Iowa State 80-76
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:33 PM

True freshman Isaac Okoro has a quiet confidence about him.

He doesn't trash talk or boast, because as his Auburn teammates put it, he doesn't need to.

"Nah, but he definitely backs it up every time," guard Samir Doughty said when asked if Okoro says anything on the court. "If I was on the opposing team, he's not someone I would want to guard."

Okoro scored 19 points, Doughty had 18 and No. 16 Auburn held off Iowa State 80-76 in the opening game of the Big 12/SEC Challenge on Saturday.

Okoro had 10 straight points to help the Tigers (17-2) take a 76-62 lead with under six minutes to play. The Cyclones (9-10) responded with 10 points in a row. Okoro hit two foul shots with nine seconds left to seal it.

"For Auburn to hold serve at home, we were the home team here, we were supposed to win this one. We did," Auburn coach Bruce Pearl said. "That matters a lot to me that Auburn's not holding the league down any longer in men's basketball."

After starting Wednesday night's game against South Carolina 1 of 10 from the field and 0 of 4 from beyond the arc, Auburn got off to the fast start SEC teams have grown accustomed to seeing with Pearl's offenses over the years.

The Tigers used a quick 12-2 run, hitting 4 of 8 3-pointers, to build a six-point lead at the first media timeout.

Auburn's guard play, which has been somewhat of a question mark for this year's team with the departures of Jared Harper and Bryce Brown, was there. Guards J'Von McCormick and Doughty scored 8 of the team's first 14 points.

"I thought J'Von, Samir and Isaac did a really good job getting downhill, getting to the rim and turning corners," Pearl said. "That's a big part of our offense, and I thought we finished at the rim better today."

Auburn made nine 3-pointers in the first half, with Danjel Purifoy hitting shortly before the buzzer, in taking a 42-31 lead. The Tigers finished 10 of 28 from behind the arc.

Held to five points in the first half, Okoro shot 5 for 6 after the break.

"My teammates were getting me the ball, Samir, in transition, just finding me, getting me open shots," Okoro said. "Being aggressive, going to the rim and trying to get to the free throw line."

Said Doughty: "Everybody wanted the ball in his hands."

Rasir Bolton led the Cyclones with 23 points and Tyrese Haliburton, the team's leading scorer going into the game, added 12.

BIG PICTURE

Iowa State: The Cyclones led the Big 12 in field goal percentage entering the day but were held to 36% from the field and only made 7 of 27 from beyond the arc.

"To hold a good offensive team to 36 percent is solid," Pearl said. "That's how you win."

Auburn: This was the Tigers' first win in the Big 12/SEC Challenge since a victory over TCU two years ago. The Tigers have won 42 of their last 45 home games, dating to the 2016-17 season.

UP NEXT

Iowa State: Hosts No. 1 Baylor on Wednesday.

Auburn: Travels to Ole Miss on Tuesday.

Leaders

Iowa State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
C. Grill 0 0 3 2 0 0
R. Bolton 23 0 1 4 0 0
Auburn PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. Cambridge 0 0 0 3 1 0
I. Okoro 19 0 2 2 0 0

Team Comparison

IaSt Aub
Points For 76 80
Field Goals 25/69-36% 27/60-45%
Three Pointers 7/27-26% 10/28-36%
Free Throws 19/23-83% 16/24-67%
Offensive Rebounds 17 11
Defensive Rebounds 28 28
Rebounds 49 42
Blocks 3 4
Steals 10 5
Turnovers 10 14
Personal Fouls 17 18
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 Jan 25 IaSt 76 @ Aub 80 G. Conditt IV 2 A. Flanigan 2

Game Information

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