January 27, 2009

Lackluster Auburn hangs on for win

Tuesday night's game between Auburn and Texas-Pan American had the makings of a blowout. The Broncs came into Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum with a 5-12 record and losses in five of their last six games.

But UTPA battled the Tigers to the buzzer and had a chance to send it to overtime on a long 3-point attempt by Nick Weiermiller. But the potential game-tying shot bounced off the back of the rim as Auburn held on for a 66-63 win.

"We're just happy to survive that one," AU head coach Jeff Lebo said. "That was not pretty by any stretch. We started out great and just couldn't get anything to go. Couldn't score inside, we couldn't make a shot on the perimeter, shot poorly from the foul line.

"Luckily, we just found a way to gut one out and win it."

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