AUBURN, ALA. (EETV) - Even without Coach Johnnie Harris, Auburn was able to find success against Little Rock.
The Auburn Tigers (5-2) knocked off the Little Rock Trojans (1-4) 70-48 at Neville Arena yesterday afternoon.
“You don't want to lose when you're in a position that you're not used to being in," said Damitria Buchanan, who also filled in for Harris in Auburn's 71-62 win over South Alabama on Nov. 10. "Finding out last minute that pressure falls on your shoulder. Didn't want to let our girls down, didn't want to let our fans down.”
Auburn was led in scoring by Honesty Scott-Grayson and Romi Levy. Scott-Grayson scored 20 points and Levy scored 18, also grabbing 13 rebounds. Sydney Shaw led the Tigers in assists with three.
"I tried to come out today and be here for my team and Coach J, so I just gave it all," said Levy. "Once I crash the boards, all the other stuff is going to come. I will always bring my best. I had fun starting, I'll have fun coming off the bench. It doesn't matter to me."
"Having confidence in my shot and trusting that my teammates could find me," said Scott-Grayson. "Having confidence within myself."
Auburn’s depth showed out once again, as the Tigers had 16 bench points to the Trojans' 13. Auburn was also dominant in transition, scoring 14 fast-break points to Little Rock’s three.
"We were able to stay together, lift each other up and pull out the win," said Buchanan. “Our team is tough, hard-nosed, physical and aggressive."
Auburn will be back in action on Saturday as the host the UCF Knights at 2:00 p.m. C.T.