Auburn, Ala. (EETV) - Auburn looked to start the season off with a high-flying exhibition against Division II Barry.

Earlier in the day, it was announced that Austin Wiley and Daniel Purifoy would be held out indefinitely amid their eligibility concerns. Their presence was missed from the court as Auburn did not seem to be the same team they were just a season ago.

Leading the Tigers in points was Mustapha Heron who finished with 21 shooting 8-16 from the field and 5-5 from the free throw line. 

Jared Harper also contributed with 20 points hitting two threes, shooting 4-10 from the field and 10-11 from the free throw line.

The big story on the other side of the ball was Barry’s Sawyer Glick who had 32 points with 8 three-pointers including a game-tying shot at the end of regulation. 

Elvar Fridriksson also played a key role in the Barry win with 24 points and 8 assists.

Auburn would go on to lose in overtime 100-95.

The Tigers struggled from beyond the arc as they shot 3-20 as a team.

Barry seemed to thrive from deep as they shot 16-41. The Tigers also shot 16-22 from the free throw line while Barry was able to get to the line 42 times connecting on 32 of those attempts.

Head coach Bruce Pearl said after the game that Wiley and Purifoy were going to be held out indefinitely and he was not sure when they would be able to return to game action.

Auburn looks to bounce back from their tough overtime loss next Friday, Nov. 10 at home against Norfolk State.



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