Saturday, May 18 2013 9:21 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:21:31 GMT
The Auburn baseball team, seeded 10th, will face a familiar foe in the first round of next week's Southeastern Conference Tournament as it is set to face seventh-seeded and in-state rival Alabama on TuesdayMore >>
The Auburn baseball team, seeded 10th, will face a familiar foe in the first round of next week's Southeastern Conference Tournament as it is set to face seventh-seeded and in-state rival Alabama on Tuesday at the Hoover Met.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:19 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:19:43 GMT
Auburn scored eight times in the fourth inning en route to an 11-6 win over No. 11 Arkansas in the regular season finale. With the win Auburn, which won its final three SEC series, two over ranked opponents,More >>
With the win Auburn, which won its final three SEC series, two over ranked opponents, finished the 2013 regular season 33-22, 13-17 SEC while Arkansas finished it 35-19, 18-11 SEC.More >>
Thursday, May 16 2013 11:02 PM EDT2013-05-17 03:02:28 GMT
Conner Kendrick and Terrance Dedrick combined to hold No. 11 Arkansas to just five hits and kept them out of the run column for the entire night as the Auburn baseball team picked up a 3-0 win on ThursdayMore >>
Conner Kendrick and Terrance Dedrick combined to hold No. 11 Arkansas to just five hits and kept them out of the run column for the entire night as the Auburn baseball team picked up a 3-0 win on Thursday in the series opener.More >>
Wednesday, May 15 2013 6:37 PM EDT2013-05-15 22:37:32 GMT
Jerome Seagears, a 6-foot-1, 175-pound rising junior guard who played two seasons at Rutgers, has transferred to Auburn, head coach Tony Barbee announced on Wednesday. Auburn is petitioning to the NCAAMore >>
Jerome Seagears, a 6-foot-1, 175-pound rising junior guard who played two seasons at Rutgers, has transferred to Auburn, head coach Tony Barbeeannounced on Wednesday.More >>
Sunday, May 12 2013 8:06 PM EDT2013-05-13 00:06:53 GMT
Damek Tomscha hit a solo home run to start the fifth and Ryan Tella hit a three-run home run with two down in the sixth as Auburn claimed a 4-1 win at Florida on Sunday afternoon. With the win Auburn wonMore >>
Damek Tomscha hit a solo home run to start the fifth and Ryan Tella hit a three-run home run with two down in the sixth as Auburn claimed a 4-1 win at Florida on Sunday afternoon.More >>
Xavier Munford sent the game into double overtime with a 3-pointer at the buzzer and scored a career-high 33 points on eight treys to lead Rhode Island to a 78-72 win over Auburn for the Rams first win of the season in Auburn Arena on Sunday. Freshman Jordan Price scored a career-high 19 points on 5-of-8 treys to lead Auburn.
The Tigers had a 65-61 lead with 24 seconds to play in the first overtime, but Munford's jumper brought the Rams to within 2 and Noel Johnson had a chance to ice the game with two foul shots with 11 seconds left, but he split the pair. Auburn failed to foul and Munford sank a contested 3-pointer at the buzzer to silence the building.
"A team that shoots 35 percent from the floor and scores 55 a game, that has not cracked 60 in five games, scored (78)," said Barbee. "That's the difference in the game.
"We put ourselves in a chance to win in overtime and then we didn't execute. We were up 3 with 7 seconds to go. We came out of a time out where we say that we're fouling as soon as they cross half court, and we don't foul. There's your game. It would've been two seconds on the clock. We're up 3, and they're shooting two free throws. We didn't execute and it was my veteran group."
Nikola Malesevic, who had 19 points, six rebounds and three steals, for Rhode Island, opened the second overtime with a layup, but Frankie Sullivan's 3-pointer seconds later regained the lead for Auburn at 69-68 with 4:21 t5o play.
Back-to-back 3-pointers by Malesevic and Munford then sealed it for Rhode Island (1-5) as the Rams took a 74-69 lead with 59 seconds left. Allen Payne's 3 brought the Tigers to within 74-72 with 41 seconds to play, but Munford and Malesevic iced it at the foul line by making all four free throws.
Auburn (2-4) jumped out to a 22-11 lead just over eight minutes into the game by making seven of its first 10 shots, and the Tigers led 37-32 at the half. The Tigers were in control the whole way until the Rams tied it for the first time at 53 with 7:20 remaining in regulation.
Rhode Island, which lost to Loyola (Md.) 58-54 in overtime on Friday, took its first lead of the game on a Malesevic layup with 4:31 to go.
"Coach told us to look in the mirror and see what we did right in the game or what our role is as a player on the team," said Price. "We just need to look in the mirror and reevaluate ourselves and come back to practice with the mindset of just getting better, and we need to focus more on our defensive sets at the end of the game and whatever our coach is telling us to do. We had a lot of breakdowns towards the end so we just need to focus on that."
Johnson added 13 points on 4-of-6 three-pointers for the Tigers. Former Auburn guard, Andre Malone, added 13 points, eight rebounds and three assists on 3-of-5 three-pointers for Rhode Island.
Auburn, which shot 63.6 percent in the first half, finished 45.2 percent from the floor for the game while Rhode Island shot 40.0 percent. The Tigers went 11-of-27 (.407) from 3-point range while the Rams were 13-of-26.
Rhode Island outscored Auburn 30-13 in points off turnovers as the Tigers committed 19 turnovers to the Rams' 15.
The Tigers play the second game of its six-game home stand against DePaul on Friday at 8 pm Central in the SEC-Big East Challenge on ESPNU.
Saturday, May 25 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-05-25 04:09:59 GMT
Below are scores from Friday's district championship games. The Central District opted to cancel its championship games due to poor field conditions and name each finalist co-champions in baseball, softballMore >>
District tournaments came to a close Friday night with teams claiming titles and now turning their attention to next week's Central Region Tournament.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:57 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:57:13 GMT
The Richmond Kickers remain undefeated on the season after recording a 2-0 win over the Harrisburg City Islanders Friday night. Kickers goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra posted nine saves to preserve his thirdMore >>
Andrew Dykstra kept the City Islanders out of the net and his offensive provided him with two second half goals, as the Kickers moved into third place in the USLPro standings.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 12:24 AM EDT2013-05-24 04:24:42 GMT
Last year, Cosby won Central Region championships in nearly every spring sport. 2013 has seen the Titans successful in the spring once again, as they appeared in all four Dominion District title gamesMore >>
Four Titan teams played for district titles on Thursday night, with three of them raising championship trophies by the end of the night.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 12:14 AM EDT2013-05-24 04:14:48 GMT
The University of Richmond Spiders baseball team's comeback bid against the top-seeded Saint Louis Billikens fell short on Thursday night in the Atlantic 10 Tournament, 10-6. With the setback, Richmond'sMore >>
Richmond charged back after being down 7-0, but could not catch the Billikins and was eliminated from the Atlantic 10 Tournament.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 12:44 AM EDT2013-05-20 04:44:37 GMT
Richmond Spider head baseball coach Mark McQueen's suspension was the result of an altercation with a player, a source told NBC12. McQueen and the player were involved in a confrontation in the dugoutMore >>
A source tells NBC12 that Spider baseball head coach Mark McQueen's indefinite suspension stems from an altercation with a player over a team rules violation.More >>