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Tip-Off Countdown: #76 Auburn 79 George Mason 63

Auburn defeated their 2nd consecutive Atlantic 10 opponent with a win over George Mason!

NCAA Basketball: Connecticut at Auburn Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports

December 3, 2017 - Auburn Arena

After an impressive win over Dayton and great performance from Anfernee McLemore, he would move into the starting lineup where he would remain for the rest of his season.

Auburn took charge early in this game as they began this game on a 16-0 run which turned into a 25-3 start. The Tigers made 5 3s during that stretch.

But Auburn cooled off after the hot start and the Patriots worked their way back into the game with a 19-5 run. Auburn led 39-28 at halftime.

Jared Harper dealt with foul trouble in the first half but Davion Mitchell stepped in and had a great 1st half scoring all 10 of his points in the game’s first 20 minutes.

After trailing 25-3 early, George Mason came all the way back and took a 52-49 lead with 14 minutes to go. Harper would score his first points of the game with a 3 a minute later to tie the game at 52.

A 15-2 Auburn run gave the Tigers a 67-54 lead with 6 minutes to go but George Mason wouldn’t go away, responding with a 9-0 run.

Insert the closer: Jared Harper.

Jared would hit back to back 3s in the final 2 minutes to put the game away as Auburn finished the game on an 11-0 run. He would finish the game with 12 points.

Mustapha Heron had 19 points and 8 rebounds, and Bryce Brown scored 16 as Auburn moved to 6-1 on the season.

Here are the highlights!

Tomorrow at #75, we look back at the night we all learned that Anfernee McLemore could make 3-pointers.

War Eagle!