Observations: Auburn 93, ULM 65
The final score doesn't tell the whole story. But behind their star freshman and a sizzling bench, the Tigers got another victory by 20+ points.
PF Jabari Smith (Matthew Shannon/Auburn Athletics)
The headlines are going to be about Jabari Smith. And they should. The highest-rated signee in Auburn basketball history looked like it in his second career game, leading the Tigers both in points and rebounds for a highly efficient double-double.
But even in a game in which he showed why he’ll be the best player on the floor almost every night he spends at Auburn, Smith didn’t have the most dominant sequences of the contest. No, those belonged two a pair of players who didn't even start — K.D. Johnson and Chris Moore.
Auburn beat ULM 93-65 on Friday night, but don’t let the scoreline deceive you. The Tigers needed Johnson to prevent the visitors from going up by double-digits in the first half, and they used a run in which Moore scored 10 of 13 of their points to turn a close game into what would be a 28-point win. (Johnson, unsurprisingly, was responsible for the other three points.)
“K.D. and Chris coming off the bench just did a treme…