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Tigers dominate Louisiana for second straight 40-point win

Auburn beat an opponent by 40 points for the second game in a row.

The Auburn Tigers (7-2) dominated the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (5-5) at home in Neville Arena, winning by a score of 81-41.

The Tigers were just two three-pointers away from making program history, going 12-22 or 54.5 percent from beyond the arch.

"I didn't think we forced any of them," Auburn coach Johnnie Harris said. "I thought they were all good shots. We have players who can make those shots. They're really confident in their shots, so I expect them to stay in the gym and be able to knock down shots when teams zone us."

Auburn had four players score in double figures. Aicha Coulibaly and Sydney Shaw both had 15 points, Honesty Scott-Grayson had 13, and Sania Wells had 10. Each Tiger that hit the court scored at least one point for the second time this season.

"I was just letting it fly," Shaw said. "I wasn't really thinking too much about my shot. I was just making easy reads and not overthinking the game too much. I let the game come to me."

Shaw also led the Tigers in assists with six and Coulibaly led them in rebounds with seven.

Louisiana was led in scoring by Nubia Benedith with 10 points. The Ragin’ Cajuns only had four assists, each belonging to a different player. Tamera Johnson led the team in rebounds with eight.

Once again, depth was a strength for Auburn as the bench produced 31 points. Getting the ball inside was a focus once again as the Tigers scored 26 points in the paint. One of the team’s biggest struggles in this game was second-chance scoring, as they only had two second-chance points off of 11 offensive rebounds.

"They are hungry," Harris said. "They're trying to do the right thing. They practice hard."

Auburn will be back in action on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. CT to take on the North Carolina A&T Aggies at Neville Arena.


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