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 >>
Auburn went to 2-0 in SEC play for the first time in 10 years behind Frankie Sullivan's 17 points and five assists, Rob Chubb's 16 points and 10 rebounds and Brian Greene Jr.'s career-high 14 points to win at South Carolina 74-71 in Colonial Life Arena on Saturday.
Greene Jr. made all six of his field goal attempts, including two 3-pointers.
Trailing 39-38 at the half, Sullivan drained back-to-back 3-pointers to give Auburn a 46-42 lead and then made two foul shots after a South Carolina turnover for an 8-0 run by himself. The Tigers won for the third consecutive time after trailing at halftime by one point each in wins over Florida State and LSU.
The Gamecocks answered with a 7-2 run to regain the lead at 49-48 with 12:47, and then a conventional 3-point play by Rob Chubb gave the Tigers a 55-52 lead with 10:52 left.
Brian Greene Jr.'s 3-pointer pulled Auburn ahead again 62-61 with 6:44 to go, and his 3-pointer from 26 feet gave the Tigers a 67-65 lead with five minutes remaining. Two Sullivan free throws put the Tigers ahead to stay at 73-71 with 2:41 to go. Chubb grabbed a huge offensive rebound and split foul shots for a 74-71 lead with 35 seconds.
The Tigers defense held strong and forced the Gamecocks to come up empty on their final possession, even after South Carolina had another opportunity after a missed shot that went out of bounds under the Carolina goal with 9.4 seconds left.
"I'm so proud of our guys," said Auburn head coach Tony Barbee. "We are still getting closer. We are still not a finished product, but we are getting closer into what is important and what is our identity. That is our grittiness and our toughness, and that shows up when adversity hits. We weren't so tough early in the season, and we haven't over this little run.
"It was a physical game, and you know that when you play against a Frank Martin-coached team. We got into some foul trouble adversity right there, and we had some guys step up. I told you after the last LSU game that Jordon Granger was going to help us win the game, and he came in and did that."
Auburn won its third straight game and the sixth in its last eight to improve to 8-7 overall, 2-0 in the SEC. South Carolina fell to 10-5, 0-2.
"It feels great to get an away win and steal one on the road," said Greene Jr. "I played big on the road and had the opportunity that Coach Barbee gave to me and to produce from it. It is a great team win. We are starting to bond and starting to become a really good team. Everybody is stepping up and everybody is playing hard and tough.
"I was in rhythm, and I felt good. I have been in the gym working out and working with the coaches on my jump shot. I had the opportunity due to everybody going down with Jordan Price and Chris Denson. It was an opportunity, and I am happy that I was able to step up."
After South Carolina took the largest lead by either team at 20-14 lead, Auburn scored seven straight points to take a 21-20 lead on Noel Johnson's second 3-pointer of the game with 9:42 left in the first. Johnson followed with another trey for a 24-23 Auburn lead.
The game continued to go back and forth as there were 12 lead changes and seven ties in the first half alone as South Carolina had a 39-38 halftime lead. The Tigers shot 60 percent from the floor but had 13 turnovers as the Gamecocks had a 16-7 edge in points off turnovers. Bruce Ellington scored a game-high 18 points, including 12 in the first half for South Carolina. Damien Leonard scored a career-high 17 points and nine rebounds on 5-of-8 three-point shooting.
Auburn shot a season-high 58.5 percent from the floor and made 8-of-18 (.444) 3-pointers and 18-of-28 from the foul line. South Carolina shot 45.6 percent from the field and 8-of-20 from behind the arc and 11-of-16 from the line. Auburn had only four second half turnovers after having 13 in the opening half. Bruc
Auburn continues its two-game road swing at Arkansas on Wednesday at 7 pm Central in Bud Walton Arena on the SEC Network.
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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 12:35 AM EDT2013-05-20 04:35:48 GMT
Less than a week after VCU assistant coach Will Wade accepted the head coaching job at Tennessee-Chattanooga, Shaka Smart is losing another member of his staff. Sources tell NBC12 that video coordinatorMore >>
The Rams' video coordinator will take an assistant coaching job at Mount St. Mary's.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 12:26 AM EDT2013-05-20 04:26:41 GMT
Russell Wilson put together a Rookie of the Year-caliber season (even though he fell short in the voting) in 2012, and is going through a very different experience than he was a year ago at this time.More >>
The Collegiate product is working towards his second NFL season where he'll enter as an established successful quarterback, and his teammates have all the confidence in their signal caller.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 12:16 AM EDT2013-05-20 04:16:15 GMT
Some athletes use the platform they have to help others and Hanover quarterback Sam Rogers is one of those people. Hanover senior Heather James suffers from Cystic Fibrosis, so Rogers and a group of friendsMore >>
Hanover senior quarterback Sam Rogers organized a cornhole tournament to raise money for classmate Heather James, who suffers from the disease.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 12:01 AM EDT2013-05-20 04:01:19 GMT
Four hurlers combined on the sixth shutout of the season for the Richmond Flying Squirrels (21-20), as they blanked the Altoona Curve (19-24), 3-0, on Sunday afternoon at The Diamond. The Squirrels staffMore >>
Four hurlers combined on the sixth shutout of the season for the Richmond Flying Squirrels, as they blanked the Altoona Curve, 3-0, on Sunday afternoon at The Diamond. The Squirrels staff limited the Curve to just two hits – none after the fourth inning – and faced just two batters over the minimum on the day.More >>