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AUBURN, Ala. – Auburn turned a 15-point first-half deficit right into a fourth-quarter lead, however the Tigers couldn’t end off the comeback in a 57-51 loss to Georgia Tech at Neville Enviornment Thursday evening.
The Tigers (2-1) struggled to attain early, permitting the Yellow Jackets (3-0) to construct an early cushion. Auburn chipped away late within the second and thru the third, briefly transferring forward halfway by means of the fourth quarter, however Tech used a 10-2 run from there to carry off the comeback.
“We got here out passive, we did not come out aggressive,” Auburn head coach Johnnie Harris mentioned. “Their measurement, we did not have that in follow to go towards, and it sort of shell-shocked us. We had three actually younger gamers on the market, and I assumed they checked out that and perhaps received slightly nervous. We sort of went away from our sport plan. However then I received a gaggle of gamers in there that was enjoying laborious on the defensive finish, and it began on protection.”
Aicha Coulibaly and Honesty Scott-Grayson led Auburn with 11 factors every. Freshman Mya Pratcher got here off the bench to seize a team-leading 10 rebounds whereas ending with six factors. Freshman Kaitlyn Duhon contributed six factors as properly. Coulibaly led Auburn with 4 assists and 4 steals.
It was a tough taking pictures evening for the Tigers, who missed 17 of their first 18 pictures to submit a season-low 26.3% (20-76), together with simply 2-of-19 from 3-point vary. However the Tigers crashed the boards, successful the rebounding battle for the primary time this season, 51-39. Auburn turned 29 offensive rebounds into 22 second-chance factors, they usually compelled Tech into 22 turnovers that was 14 factors for the Tigers.
Tech led 17-5 after a primary quarter that noticed Auburn miss 16 straight pictures to finish the interval, and the Jackets would lead 29-14 with underneath 5 minutes to play within the second. However Auburn ended the quarter on a 7-1 run to chop the result in 32-25 on the half.
The Tigers stored chipping away, getting inside some extent a number of occasions within the third quarter, however trailed 43-40 going to the fourth. A Pratcher layup and a pair of Coulibaly free throws gave Auburn their first lead for the reason that opening minute at 44-43 with 7:44 to play. However Tech would go on a 10-2 run over the subsequent three-plus minutes, and Auburn was unable to make up any floor down the stretch.
Cameron Swartz led 4 gamers in double-figures for Tech with 16 factors; Bianca Jackson and Eylia Love had 12 apiece. The Jackets shot 40 % from the ground and have been 4-of-8 from 3-point vary.
Auburn will shut out a season-opening four-game dwelling stand Sunday when Alabama State visits Neville Enviornment. Tip is ready for two p.m. CT.

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