Boston College 67

(4-8, 0-1 ACC)

Auburn 77

(6-3, 6-1 home)

Coverage: ESPN3

2:00 PM ET, December 22, 2013

Auburn Arena, Auburn, Alabama

1 2 T
BC 24 4367
AUB 37 4077

Top Performers

Boston College: O. Hanlan 28 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

Auburn: K. Harrell 29 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast

Auburn surges past Boston College 77-67

Associated Press

AUBURN, Ala. -- KT Harrell scored a career-high 29 points to lead Auburn to a 77-67 victory over Boston College on Sunday.

Auburn (6-3) hit 10 of its first 18 attempts from beyond the arc in the victory, with Harrell netting six of the Tigers' 3-pointers. Senior guard Chris Denson, who ranks No. 2 in the SEC in points per game, added 15 for the Tigers.

The two teams traded the lead several times in the first half, but Auburn headed into halftime with a 13-point lead on Boston College (4-8) thanks to a late 14-2 run. The Tigers then scored seven unanswered points to open the second half.

Boston College chipped away at the large Auburn advantage throughout the second half, cutting it to an eight-point lead with four minutes to play. But the Tigers, who lead the SEC in free throw percentage, hit 9 of its final 10 attempts from the line to hold off the late charge from the Eagles.

Auburn freshman point guard Tahj Shamsid-Deen scored 14 points, including an acrobatic layup as the shot clock expired to give the Tigers a 10-point lead with two minutes left to play. Shamsid-Deen also went 2-for-3 from beyond the arc in the victory.

Sophomore guard Olivier Hanlan scored 28 points on 8-of-14 shooting for Boston College. The only other Eagle to score in double figures was forward Ryan Anderson, who had 11 points.

The Eagles' season record in road games went to 0-4 with the loss, which was Boston College's first visit to Auburn in school history. Boston College defeated Auburn 50-49 in last season's meeting in Chestnut Hill.

Sunday's victory gave the Tigers back-to-back wins against ACC opponents. Auburn edged Clemson 66-64 last Thursday night.

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Team Stat Comparison

Points 67 77
FG Made-Attempted 20-46 (.435) 25-52 (.481)
3P Made-Attempted 7-23 (.304) 10-22 (.455)
FT Made-Attempted 20-29 (.690) 17-22 (.773)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 21 (0/0)

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