Flanigan scores 23, leads Auburn past No. 25 Tennessee 77-72


Auburn guard Allen Flanigan (22) puts up a three pointer as Tennessee guard Jaden Springer (11) defends during the first half of an NCAA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Allen Flanigan scored a season-high 23 points and had seven rebounds to lead Auburn to a 77-72 victory over No. 25 Tennessee.

The Tigers snapped a three-game losing streak Saturday even without freshman point guard Sharife Cooper, out for the second straight game with a left ankle injury.

They had five players score in double figures against the Volunteers, a one-time Top 10 team that made a late charge led by freshmen Keon Johnson and Jared Springer.

Devan Cambridge scored 15 and Jamal Johnson 14 for Auburn. Johnson led the Volunteers with 23 and Springer added 20.

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April 29 2021 07:00 pm