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Wednesday, January 2, 2013
In a strange yet satisfying twist, the Auburn Men's basketball team spent a lot of time at the foul line as the game was drawing to its conclusion Wednesday night. The Tigers came away with an impressive win against FSU by the score of 78-72.
Strange because it happens when teams are leading convincingly yet the game is not a complete blowout. That is a situation this Auburn team has not found its self in very often over the last 5 years. Satisfying because the game was against an ACC opponent that handled the Tiger last season. FSU won that contest 85-56.
Frankie Sullivan led the Tigers in scoring with 27 points, 18 of which came in the first half. The key to victory may have came with the play of Allen Payne. Payne finished the game with 9 0f 13 from the free throw line and 17 points, along with three assists and six rebounds.
This should be the confidence booster to jump start the conference schedule, which starts next Wednesday against LSU. After coming up just short against #12 Illinois just four days ago by the score of 81-79 this victory proves that this Auburn team can play good basketball. They need to keep working at getting better, and who knows what will happen.