Auburn Sports Report: January 30
TJ Dunans had seven rebounds and seven assists in basketball's win over TCU. (Photo: TCU Athletics/Michael Clements)
>>>Auburn Men's Basketball got back on the winning track Saturday, by defeating TCU 88-80 in the SEC-Big XII challenge. Austin Wiley continued his hot streak in the win, by scoring a career-high 25 points, 21 of those points coming in the second half. Joining Wiley, Mustapha Heron scored 17, Jared Harper and Anfernee McLemore each scored 13. TJ Dunans provided seven rebounds, seven assists, four points, three blocks, three steals. Auburn moves to 14-7 overall. The Tigers next opponent will be the Tennessee Volunteers at Auburn Arena Tuesday at 8 P.M. >>> Auburn Women's Basketball earned another key win by defeating Alabama on Sunday, 66-55. Auburn was down by three heading into the fourth quarter, but a Katie Frerking (Fur-king) three-pointer sparked a run that ended with an Auburn win. The Tigers had two players to reach the 20-point mark, Janiah McKay led the team with 26, while Frerking scored 20. Auburn moves to 15-7, 5-3 in SEC play. Next up for Auburn is a Thursday game with Mississippi State at Auburn Arena. Tipoff scheduled for 8 P.M. >>>Unlike most weekends, Auburn gymnastics had two competitions over three days. On Friday, the young Auburn Gym Tigers scored a then season-high 196.4 points in a loss to 3rd-ranked Florida. A total of 12 individual career or season-best scores were met, while 19 of the 24 routines came from sophomores and freshmen. Then, on Sunday, Auburn traveled to Birmingham to face Alabama for the "Elevate the Stage" meet, and fell to the Crimson Tide 195.850-194.675. Katie Becker produced a career-high 9.825 on vault, Kullen Hlawek earned a season-high 9.825, and Emma Slappey’s 9.825 beam score was a career best. Next up for Auburn is a home meet with Arkansas Friday at 7 P.M. >>> Men’s Tennis spent the weekend in Winston-Salem, North Carolina to participate in the ITA Kickoff. North Carolina treated Auburn well, as they were able to defeat Nebraska in shutout fashion, 4-0. Women’s Tennis advances to the ITA National Indoor Championships after picking up a pair of wins over Fresno State and USC. The Tigers swept Fresno State 4-0 on Saturday, led by a 7-6 upset of Katerina Stloukalova and Georgia Lawson by Andie Dikosavljevic and Alannah Griffin. Auburn clinched their spot in the ITA National Indoor Championship by downing USC on Sunday, 4-1. The ITA National Indoor Championship will be held February 10-12 in New Haven, Connecticut. >>> In other news, former Auburn wide receiver Stanton Truitt announced Sunday that he is transferring to the University of North Carolina. Truitt was used in both the passing game and rushing game as he had 31 carries for 187 yards in 2016 while reeling in seven catches for 100 yards. His best game as a Tiger was against Arkansas, where he had 123 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns.