Observations: Auburn 109, South Carolina 86
Auburn let its foot off the gas at Arkansas. But it pushed the pedal all the way through the floor just three short days later at South Carolina.
C Jaylin Williams (Ryan Bethea/South Carolina Athletics)
Auburn basketball doesn’t have a postseason future to play for right now. So Bruce Pearl and his team have had to come up with different goals. A lot of times, the Tigers have referred to these goals as “making history.”
On Saturday, the new goal was simple — Auburn had never beaten South Carolina on the road under Pearl. It did that and made a lot more history in the process.
Auburn beat South Carolina, 109-86, setting a program record for most points scored away from home in an SEC game. Those 109 points were the most that a Frank Martin-coached team had ever allowed. It was also the first time in 22 years that Auburn had broken the triple-digit mark against a conference opponent.
“You know, everybody who comes to Auburn, we come here to make history,” small forward Allen Flanigan, who had a career-best performance, said afterwards. “So really it's just being able to make history, get out here and play great. We made history.”
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