Live Updates: Auburn vs. Texas Southern Men’s Hoops

#13 Auburn (3-0) plays the final game of a four-game home season opener Friday against defending SWAC champion Texas Southern (1-4). We’re live from Neville Arena for the competition.

The Tigers play four games in 12 days before heading to next week’s Cancun Challenge at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya in Cancun, Mexico. Tuesday night’s game against Winthrop (W, 89-65) was a bracketless game of the tournament.

Preseason All-SEC second-team pick Wendell Green Jr. has hit double digits in each of the Tigers’ three games this season. He currently ranks eighth in the SEC averaging 17.3 ppg and ranks third in assists per game (4.3).

Follow us for live updates from Neville Arena.

2nd half

Maroon 55 Texas Southern 47 7:04

Auburn is on a 2:25-minute scoring drought and Texas Southern is on a 6-0 run to get into the single digits of Auburn’s lead.

Auburn 55 Texas Southern 43 2nd Half 9:09

Auburn shoots 9-15 in the second half and leads by 12 points.

Auburn 52 Texas Southern 39 2nd Half 11:45

Allen Flanigan caught a lob from KD Johnson from the backboard with 12 minutes remaining to put Auburn’s lead to 52-39. The crowd at Neville Arena have been rocking since the Tigers got off to a sizzling start to the second half.

Auburn 47 Texas Southern 37 2nd Half 12:37

Auburn 45 Texas Southern 37 2nd Half 13:32

Auburn is on a 14-2 run in the final 3:17 and takes a 10-point lead.

Auburn 38 Texas Southern 31 2nd Half 16:25

Auburn starts the second half with a 7-0 run that is crowned by Wendell Green’s layup with a 17-10 left.

1st half

Auburn 29 Texas Southern 27 1. 0:00

Auburn ended the second half with a 2:15-minute scoring drought. The Tigers are shooting 11-31 from the field and 3-15 from three.

Auburn 29 Texas Southern 25 1st Half 1:51

Jaylin Williams hits a three with 2:15 left to take Auburn’s lead to four points.

Auburn 22 Texas Southern 17 1st Half 6:40

Auburn leads by five despite shooting 38% from the field and 11% from three. Chris Moore hit a three to put Auburn ahead by five.

Auburn 17 Texas Southern 15 1st Half 9:29

Jaylin Williams’ two-handed dunk over two Texas Southern players gave the Tigers a 17-15 lead with just under 10 minutes remaining in the first half.

Texas Southern 15 Auburn 14 1st Half 11:02

Texas Southern is on a 6-0 run while Auburn is on a 2:24-minute drought.

Auburn 14 Texas Southern 9 1st Half 13:26

Johnson has eight of Auburn’s 14 points and is shooting 3-3. Chance Westry dunk at 13:26 to give Auburn a 14-9 lead.

Auburn 8 Texas Southern 4 1st Half 14:55

Auburn starts the game 4-12 but leads by four. KD Johnson’s layup at the 4:55 mark broke a 2:10 goalless Tigers run. Johnson also scored the game’s first bucket.