Auburn stuns defending champion LSU, sets attendance record

AUBURN, Ala.– In front of the biggest group to witness a females’s basketball video game at Neville Arena, Auburn stunned protecting nationwide champ No. 7 LSU 67-62 Sunday behind 21 factors from Honesty Scott-Grayson

” My group dealt with. They have actually been right there. They prepared well. They played hard. We informed them you’ve reached be difficult,” claimed head instructor Johnnie Harris, that made her 2nd top-10 win at Auburn. “I’m pleased for them to play before a group similar to this. We fed off their power. We’re making progression. Due to the fact that they deserve it, sustain this group and come. They function actually tough.”

With Auburn leading 64-62 in the last secs, Taylen Collins masterfully safeguarded LSU All-American Angel Reese, and JaMya Mingo-Young double-teamed, swiped the sphere, attracted a nasty and made both totally free tosses to place the Tigers in advance by 4 with 10 secs left.

” I recognized I had a tidy chance at the sphere so I simply went all out,” Mingo-Young claimed.

” We safeguarded that play all week,” Harris claimed. “We recognized she was mosting likely to drive it. Mingo assisted in and obtained the take. They were gotten ready for that. We dealt with it the last 3 days. She’s a defensive-minded gamer. She’s everything about durability. There was no refuting her there. She timed it perfect.”

Mingo-Young racked up 13 factors, made 5 aids, got hold of 3 rebounds and made 2 takes. Collins led Auburn with 7 rebounds and Celia Sumbane made 4 of the Tigers’ 10 takes.

With 7,720 present, Scott-Grayson opened up the 4th quarter with a jumper that provided the Tigers a one-point lead as joys of “Let’s go Auburn!” rumbled with the sector.

” We recognized we needed to go around and place on a program,” Scott-Grayson claimed. “To see every one of those individuals was a view to see. It benefited us. I’ve been awaiting this minute, and it came, so I’m welcoming it.”

” When we were making a run, it was so loud in right here and you might inform that these individuals lagged us,” Harris claimed. “This was our family members weekend break, which’s what family members is everything about, supporting them. For them to see that, really feel that and feed off that was a remarkable experience.”

Sumbane passed and swiped the sphere to Mar’ shaun Bostic, that located Scott-Grayson for a layup that provided Auburn a 55-54 lead, a benefit the Tigers preserved over the last 6 mins and 34 secs.

McKenna Eddings’ just basket of the video game was a big deal, an edge 3-pointer that prolonged Auburn’s cause 59-55 with 5:21 to play.

With less than 3 mins to play, Reese made LSU’s very first basket of the quarter on a putback that reduced Auburn’s cause one.

Scott-Grayson racked up and drove to place Auburn in advance 62-59 at the 2:29 mark, and Mingo-Young struck 4 totally free tosses down the stretch to maintain LSU away and finish the Bengal Tigers’ 16-game win touch.

Unintimidated by LSU’s champion return to and star-studded lineup, Auburn constructed a double-digit lead in the very first quarter by making 4 takes and outscoring the site visitors 7-3 in factors off turn overs.

Mingo-Young passed and swiped the sphere to Scott-Grayson, that racked up a layup, attracted a nasty and made a complimentary toss to provide Auburn an 11-7 lead.

Scott-Grayson racked up 8 in the quarter, consisting of a 3-pointer that placed the Tigers in advance by 10 prior to LSU finished the duration with a set of totally free tosses with 1.3 secs to play to reduce Auburn’s cause 23-15 after the very first quarter.

The home Tigers missed their very first 6 shots in the 2nd quarter while LSU utilized a 10-0 go to take the lead.

Mingo-Young’s jumper finished the run and connected ball game at 25-25. After an Auburn take, Sumbane’s 3-point play provided the Tigers a 28-25 lead midway with the quarter.

In a fifty percent that included 8 lead adjustments, Scott-Grayson’s layup provided Auburn its last lead of the fifty percent prior to LSU addressed with a layup 7 secs in the future its method to a 37-34 halftime lead.

Routing by 3 at the fifty percent, Auburn racked up the very first 6 factors of the 3rd quarter on baskets by Kaitlyn Duhon, Scott-Grayson and Collins to take a 40-37 lead.

After LSU redeemed the lead, Sydney Shaw’s second-chance 3-pointer placed Auburn in advance by one prior to Reese’s layup 8 secs later on placed the Bengal Tiger in advance 48-47 in a video game that included 17 lead adjustments.

Scott-Grayson’s jumper with 4 secs left in the 3rd quarter drew Auburn within one heading to the last 10 mins.

Reese led all markers with 24 factors and got hold of 11 rebounds. LSU’s (16-2, 3-1) Aneesah Morrow likewise logged a double-double with 12 factors and 15 rebounds.

Auburn (12-5, 1-3) takes a trip to Nashville to play Vanderbilt Thursday at 6:30 p.m. CT prior to going back to the Plains following Sunday to host Alabama to begin a three-game homestand.

Jeff Shearer is a Senior Writer at Follow him on Twitter: @jeff_shearer

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