December 2, 2007

Auburn picks up big road win

Led by big games from Frank Tolbert and Korvotney Barber, Auburn held off a late George Washington rally for a 74-70 win Sunday in the BB&T Classic in Washington, D.C.

It was the fourth straight victory for the Tigers (4-1), who were led by Tolbert's 24 points, on 10-of-16 shooting, and Barber's 21 points and nine rebounds.

"To come up here and play against a GW team that's really hungry for a win coming off a loss to No. 1 UCLA in their home city is just a really big win for us," said AU head coach Jeff Lebo. "We gutted it out. It wasn't always the most pretty thing but I thought we did enough good things to win the basketball game."

Auburn led 51-48 before DeWayne Reed hit a jumper and Barrett added a three-point play to up the margin to 8. Minutes later, GW's Damian Hollis connected from beyond the arc and Cheyenne Moore added a dunk and two free throws to tie it at 62 with 5:07 left.

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