Observations: Auburn 77, Troy 41
Bruce Pearl's Tigers have now won 32 straight non-conference home games, with the latest one being one of their most dominant of the streak.
PF Chris Moore (Shanna Lockwood/Auburn Athletics)
Following back-to-back losses to Gonzaga and UCF, Auburn basketball had a high-scoring but lacking win over South Alabama, a grind-it-out victory against Memphis and a solid result against Texas Southern that needed a second-half surge.
But, for its fourth win in a row Saturday, Auburn got its first dominant performance of the young season.
Auburn blistered Troy, 77-41, thanks to a first half that featured some of the most well-played basketball in recent memory. Now, with one non-conference game left until the start of SEC play, these young Tigers are starting to click on both ends of the floor.
“Great balance, great effort and energy,” Bruce Pearl said afterwards. “Our team continues to get a little better. Obviously, we're trying to prepare for the SEC. We know the competition's a step up. But I think our kids are still playing well.”
Here are three key Observations from Auburn’s blowout win over Troy, plus the Rotation Chart, Nerd Stats…