Johnson sharp on 3s, unbeaten No. 15 Auburn beats Colgate

Fri, Dec 2, 2022

Johnson sharp on 3s, unbeaten No. 15 Auburn beats Colgate

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - K.D. Johnson scored 16 points, Wendell Green Jr. and Johni Broome both had 14 and No. 15 Auburn defeated Colgate 93-66 on Friday night.

Auburn (8-0) took control with an early 11-3 run. The Tigers hit a season-high 10 3-pointers, with Johnson going 4 for 4.

The win was Auburn's 24th consecutive home victory overall and its 44th straight home victory against non-conference opponents.

Allen Flanigan scored 12 points and added seven rebounds in his first start of the season. He replaced Jaylin Williams, who sat out because of an illness.

Broome had nine rebounds to go along with four steals and two blocks.

Braden Smith had 17 points for Colgate (5-5). Keegan Records had 13 and Oliver Lynch-Daniels 11.


Colgate: The Raiders were looking for their fourth all-time win over an SEC opponent but were unable to maintain their usual high-scoring form against Auburn's tough defense. This was the last big non-conference test of the season for Colgate, which beat Syracuse by 12 last month.

Auburn: The Tigers came into the game shooting 26.6% from 3-point range on the season, which ranked No. 344 in Division I. Auburn can't expect to shoot 45.5% from deep every night, but it will hope that this performance can be the start of a turnaround in that department.


Colgate travels to Binghamton on Wednesday.

Auburn faces Memphis in Atlanta a week from Saturday.


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