Coming into today, Auburn was 3rd in the nation forcing 19.83 turnovers a game. They boosted that statistic on Saturday in record setting fashion.
The Tigers forced a school record 33 turnovers, 21 of those in the first half and had 20 steals on their way to a 95-49 victory over the North Florida Ospreys. Overall, Auburn shot 34-72 (47.2%) for the game and 9-26 (34.6%) from 3-point range. They were 18-27 (66.7%) from the free throw line and outrebounded the Ospreys 39-33.
Auburn (11-2) started the game 3-15 from the field, and trailed 9-8 8 minutes into the game, but Austin Wiley made back to back layups on consecutive possessions and the Tigers would not trail again.
13 players scored for Auburn as the walk-ons got into the game for the 6th time this season. Leading the way for Auburn was Bryce Brown with 18 points, on 5-10 shooting from 3-point range. Austin Wiley had 13 points and 7 rebounds. Chuma Okeke had 12 points, 5 rebounds and 5 steals. Anfernee McLemore had 11 points and 8 rebounds while Malik Dunbar also had 11 points.
Jared Harper became the 38th player in Auburn history to record 1000 points in his career with a 3-pointer midway through the first half. Harper came close to another double-double and finished the game with 9 points and 10 assists.
Horace Spencer made his 1st career 3-pointer midway through the second half after missing on his first 13 career attempts. Meanwhile, Danjel Purifoy played 8 minutes and scored 2 points in his 4th game back for Auburn on a transition layup after a Bryce Brown steal in the latter part of the first half.
North Florida (5-9) was led in scoring by Noah Horchler and Ezekiel Balogun with 10 points each.
The Tigers finish their non-conference schedule at 11-2 and will now turn the page to the SEC slate of their schedule as they have 10 days to get ready for Ole Miss on January 9th in Oxford. War Eagle!