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  1. European Tour

    Aug. 11, 2017 PONTE BUGGIANESE, Italy – Bryce Brown was as hot as the triple digit temperatures in Rome as he scored 20 points on six 3s as Anfernee McLemore had 18 points and Chuma Okeke and Jared Harper both double-doubled as Auburn defeated BC Silute of Lithuania 103-87 to remain perfect after two games of its Italian Tour in Comune di Ponte Buggianese on Friday. Danjel Purifoy added 14 points and seven rebounds while Okeke notched 13 points, a game-high 11 rebounds and two steals. Okeke, who had eight points and nine rebounds vs. Stella Azzurra in the opener, is averaging a double-double with 10.5 points and 10.0 rebounds in the two games. Harper had 10 points and dished out a game-high 10 assists to go along with a team-best three steals. "I thought the intensity was good," said Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl. "I thought the travel got to us a little bit more. All of the touring and being up on our feet a little bit, I didn't feel like we had our legs like we did the first night. This was a much better team, Lithuania." Falling behind 8-3, Auburn tied it for the first time at 13 on a Jared Harper jumper with 4:07 left in the first period. The Tigers took their first lead at 17-16 on an Okeke jumper and led 26-23 at the end of the opening 10-minute quarter. "It felt really good," said Okeke. "I was really prepared for this game and had a good night's sleep and a good pregame meal. I felt like we came out and played hard and did what we were supposed to do. That team was a real fundamentally-sound team with a lot of shooters." Auburn scored the first seven points of the second period, capped by back-to-back Brown 3s for a 36-24 lead with 8:23 left in the half. Brown made all four 3-point attempts in the first half and was 6-of-7 before missing his last three 3s. "I was very hot," said Brown. "I was feeling good knowing my point guard had my back and kept hitting me in the right places. Our chemistry is getting better, it's showing that our chemistry is getting better and better every game. We are going to continue to build off of that." The Tigers outscored BC Silute 20-17 in the second quarter to hold a 46-39 halftime lead. Back-to-back Brown 3s in a 20-second span made it 69-55 with 3:21 left in the third. Auburn notched its highest scoring quarter on the tour outscoring BC Silute 31-22 for a 77-61 lead after three periods. The Tigers led 99-77 after a McLemore 3-point play with 2:19 to go, and the bench emptied seconds later. The Tigers had nine dunks in the game led by McLemore with four. "It was a nice team effort, and we shared the ball," said McLemore, who was 7-of-9 from the field and had five rebounds. "Overall, we played well together, ran our stuff and did what Coach asked us to do. "They were a nice team, who played five guards at a time. It was a challenge for Horace, Chuma and me and the other bigs to get out on the wing and defend a bit. It was a good learning experience so I would rather do it now than have to do it in the fall." Mustapha Heron just missed a double-double with nine points and nine rebounds while Desean Murray had eight points and seven boards. "This is just about learning," said Pearl. "This is about continuing to learn how to play together. I thought Jared Harper did a really nice job with his unit making the extra pass with his unit and finishing with a double-double with 10 assists. "Bryce Brown offensively and defensively played better. Surprisingly we scored more with the form of what we do. We didn't force the issue as much. I thought Chuma was really strong tonight, being really solid on both ends. Anfernee played well. When you score over 100 points, that's really good. Defensively, we've been playing better than that, and we need to." The Tigers shot 50 percent (40-of-80) from the floor, 35 percent (7-of-20) from 3-point range and 69.6 percent (16-of-23) from the foul line. Auburn, which defeated Stella Azzurra 87-29 in Rome on Wednesday, will bus 170 miles to Treviso on Thursday, stopping to tour the Ferrari Museum along the way. The Tigers play at Veneto Select on Sunday at 12:30 pm in Montebelluna and close out the tour vs. the Italy All-Stars in Costa Masnaga on Monday at noon.
  2. European Tour

    Auburn Basketball‏Verified account @AuburnMBB 47s48 seconds ago More FINAL | @Bwb_2 scores 20 pts (6-10 3pt) to lead Auburn past BC Silute, 103-87. @akmclemore chips in 18 pts. and 5 rebs. #WarEagle
  3. European Tour

    Auburn Basketball‏Verified account @AuburnMBB 12s13 seconds ago More Auburn empties the bench leading 99-77 with 1:58 to play
  4. European Tour

    Tigers outscore BC Silute 31-22 in its highest scoring quarter of the game to lead 77-62 after the 3rd period. Bryce 20 pts (6-9 3s) #WDE
  5. European Tour

    Auburn Basketball‏Verified account @AuburnMBB 5m5 minutes ago More HALF: Auburn 46, BC Silute 39 Bryce 12 pts (4-4 3s); Anfernee Mc 9 pts; Chuma 7 pts, 8 reb; Mustapha 5 pts, 7 reb; Jared 4 pts, 7 ast
  6. Free Throw Shooting

    I am not a big fan of the changes in the way fouls are called, but if this is the way ref are going to call fouls, then hitting free throw is more important now than in the past. A team's ability to shut free throw will win or lose several games this year. Let me add, it slows the game down and changes the tempo of the game. Players will have to make adjustments in the way they have played all of their careers. With several calls, you could tell the players were like what did I do or I didn't touch the guy. In my opinion, toward the end of the game, when the outcome had been decided, the ref did not make so many questionable calls.
  7. Cole cubelic

    We regret to inform you that due to a family emergency, the @CubeShow will not be airing today. We will return LIVE Tuesday at 6a. Thank you
  8. Posted: Sunday, September 11, 2016 11:37 am | Updated: 11:51 am, Sun Sep 11, 2016. Dana Sulonen | Sports Editor dsulonen@oanow.comFollow on Twitter The Myers trio will be back again at Jane B. Moore Field this year. Casey Myers, who left the Auburn program last winter to pursue a position with the San Diego Padres, has returned to the Tigers dugout, Auburn head coach Clint Myers confirmed with the Opelika-Auburn News on Sunday. “He’s here now,” Clint Myers said. “We’re glad to have him back.” Myers, who was a volunteer assistant with the Tigers before leaving for San Diego to become the Padres staff coordinator, will return to Auburn in the same capacity as he left earlier this year. He also worked closely with the hitters, and will resume that responsibility. According to Clint Myers, the Padres let Casey Myers return to Auburn after the finish of the minor league season. “He got an early release from the Padres and he’s back,” Clint Myers said. “He gave pro ball a shot, and it kind of didn’t work out the way he wanted and he’s happy to be back. “He enjoyed the people he was with, but he missed the teaching, the coaching.” Though the Tigers were a win away from its first national championship in school history when it lost to Oklahoma in the Women’s College World Series in June, the offensive stats did take a slight down turn with Casey Myers away from the team. In 2016, the Tigers had a cumulative .317 average with Kasey Cooper being the only hitter over .400 (.422). In 2015, the team’s average was .339 with two players — Emily Carosone and Tiffany Howard — both with plus-.400 averages. Also in 2015 with Casey Myers on staff, the Tigers were fourth in the country in on-base percentage (.460). In 2016, the Tigers were fifth in the country in that category with a .436 mark. Hunter Veach, who stepped in as volunteer coach after Casey Myers’ departure last season, is still on the staff and will serve as manager. Corey Myers was promoted to associate head coach in August and Scott Woodard remains assistant coach. The team officially reports on Sept. 16 with Casey Myers being back in full capacity when camp opens. “They (the players) were very excited,” Clint Myers said. “We told them when we went to the Atlanta Braves game (against the Padres on Sept. 1). The new ones haven’t had a chance to work with him yet, but the other girls, they were so excited.” Myers, who was recently named to the Arizona State Athletics Hall of Fame, was drafted out of ASU in the 30th round of the 2000 MLB June Amateur Draft but elected to return to school. He was then drafted in the ninth round by the Oakland Athletics in the 2001 Amateur Draft. After his minor league career, which lasted five seasons playing within the Oakland farm system reaching as high as AA, Casey Myers was a hitting coach with the Vancouver Canadians, which at the time was a Class A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics. He also was on the coaching staff of the A’s affiliate teams the Vermont Lake Monsters (short season A) and the Beloit Snappers (A) before coming to Auburn when his father was hired in 2013. http://www.oanow.com/sports/college/auburn/softball/casey-myers-returning-to-auburn-softball-program/article_fb3a3646-783d-11e6-a815-c3863052dae6.html
  9. Another interesting statement, someone ask about buying season SB tickets. He was told that last year's season ticket holders will get to buy them first and then they are open for the general public. But then coach Myers stated that addition seats would be added in the future, and his goal was to have enough seats so anyone wanting to come to any game could pay $7 get a ticket. I don't know what that mean, but for some games that would take a lots of seats. Also, as been stated before, he brought up the fact that over 2,000 fans were watching the third game of the championship with NO team on the field. That made a big impression on him and the team.
  10. The statement he made that looks optimistic about the future of AU softball, was in softball you start recruiting players in the 8 grade and we are projected to have the number 1 recruiting class for the next 3 YEARS. The future in softball looks bright. Coach Myers son, will graduate soon and will be named co-head coach (i think). Also, he is very family orientated and understands and likes Auburn University being a family. He main approach to coaching is for the team to be a family with the coaching staff being part of the team family.
  11. Cast a vote for Kasey Cooper!

    Voting over Kasey Cooper 6050 to 5803 Young people may be the ones who develops the system, but Tallgraycats can vote multi time following their instructions.
  12. Cast a vote for Kasey Cooper!

    It works and is very easy to do, no wonder these votes honors almost mean nothing. 10-20 individuals and votes and change the outcome of an election.
  13. Cast a vote for Kasey Cooper!

    oh I understand now, I voted this morning and thought the young folks must have figured out how to vote multiply times. Kasey is down 1300+ votes now.
  14. Cast a vote for Kasey Cooper!

    Kasey is now down by 40 vote after being up by 300+ a few hours ago.