Auburn Comes Up Short After Pushing Arkansas into Double Overtime
Rob Chubb had a double- double night in Tigers’ loss to Arkansas.
For the third year in a row, the Arkansas Razorbacks have handed the Auburn Tigers another razor close loss at Bud Walton Arena. This time it took two overtime periods to get the job done.
Despite Frankie Sullivan’s 26 points and Rob Chubb’s 12 points and 11 rebounds, the Hogs defeated the Tigers 88-80. It was another gallant effort in what many believe is one of the toughest venues in college basketball.
The game went back and forth all night. Auburn out shot Arkansas 50 percent to 45.5 percent from the floor for the game, including 44 percent from the 3-point range. The Tigers shot 7-of-17 from the foul line, outrebounded the Hogs 39-36 and went 8-of-12 behind the arc in the second period alone.
Coach Barbee said He was proud of the way his team fought. “I’m very proud of the guys and the way they battled. We have to hold serve at home. That is all Arkansas did tonight. They took care of the home court, but we wanted to give ourselves a chance on the road to win. We gave ourselves a chance. We figured out a way to get over the hump last game. We didn’t tonight.”
Auburn is now 8-8 and 2-1 in the South Eastern Conference. The Tigers will not have long to lick their wounds as they return home to play Kentucky in a sold out game Saturday night. The match will be televised by ESPNU and can be heard on the Auburn IMG Sports Network.