Indianapolis Star
National Basketball Association
Auburn 67, Mississippi 58
When: 7:00 PM ET, Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Where: Auburn Arena, Auburn, Alabama
Officials: # Chuck Jones, # Jeffrey Anderson, # Mark Nance
Attendance: 9121

Senior Austin Wiley posted the 14th double-double of his career and 12th of the season to lead No. 15 Auburn to a 67-58 Southeastern Conference victory over visiting Ole Miss on Tuesday.

Wiley scored a team-high 15 points -- 11 in the second half -- grabbed 11 rebounds, and blocked two shots as the Tigers (24-4, 11-4 SEC) stretched their home winning streak to 19 games.

Breein Tyree struggled from the field (3 of 19) but tied KJ Buffen for high-scoring honors for the game with 16 points for the Rebels (13-15, 4-11).

Auburn freshman Isaac Okoro played and started in his first game since injuring a hamstring against Alabama on Feb. 12 and scored 10 points in 27 minutes. Samir Doughty scored 10 of his 14 points in the second half.

The Rebels cut a seven-point halftime deficit down to 36-33 in the opening minutes of the second half, but Doughty scored five quick points to boost the Tigers' gap up to 41-33.

Shooting woes and turnovers -- six in the first 10 minutes of the second half -- kept Auburn from pulling away, but Ole Miss wasn't able to take full advantage of the Tigers' problems. The Rebels went nearly eight minutes without a field goal in the middle of the second half.

The Rebels still managed to stay in range and were within 49-46 with seven minutes to play before the Tigers outscored them 18-12 the rest of the way.

The Rebels finished shooting only 34 percent from the field to Auburn's 47.1 percent mark, and the Tigers enjoyed a big 38-18 advantage in points in the paint.

The Tigers went on a 12-0 run to build a 25-11 lead approaching the eight-minute mark of the first half as the Rebels committed six turnovers in the first nine minutes. The Rebels went on a 6-1 spurt to get their deficit down to 27-21 with 3:13 left in the period before Auburn settled for a 31-24 halftime lead.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Mississippi   Auburn
KJ Buffen 16 Scoring Austin Wiley 15
Austin Crowley 2 Assists Samir Doughty 4
KJ Buffen 8 Rebounds Austin Wiley 11
Breein Tyree 8 Free Throws Made Samir Doughty 5
KJ Buffen 3 Steals Devan Cambridge 1
KJ Buffen 2 Blocks Austin Wiley 2
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Mississippi 58 34.0 5-15 17-19 8 29 3 6 17
Auburn 67 47.1 4-14 15-23 12 28 6 4 14