Auburn basketball’s rally against West Virginia falls short

For the first time this season, Auburn Basketball has lost two games in a row.

The Tigers dropped one against West Virginia in Morgantown on Saturday, 80-77. The Mountaineers were led by Erik Stevenson, a season-high 31 points in his fifth year, 18 of which came in the first half. Auburn’s offense struggled early — 22% from 3-point range and nine turnovers in the first 20 minutes — but Stevenson’s performance was the main catalyst that allowed West Virginia (13-9, 2-6 Big 12) to win his 16th game -Points halftime build up advantage.

Stevenson made three of his four tries from 3-point range in the first half, including one that had Zep Jasper and Wendell Green Jr. draped all over him. He’s the youngest opposing guard to inflict significant damage on the Tigers, as every Auburn loss this season saw a backcourt player leave with 26 or more points.


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