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The No. 22 Auburn Tigers keep the streak alive after defeating 13th-ranked Arkansas 72-59 in Nevile Arena. 

AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) - The No. 22 Auburn Tigers keep the streak alive after defeating 13th-ranked Arkansas 72-59 in Neville Arena. 

27 straight, is what the win streak is in Neville Arena, which has Auburn tied for 3rd place in the country for longest home win streaks. After dropping to Georgia last week, the Tigers needed a huge win to turn this team around.   

“They really showed me something tonight. The bounce back, the quick turnaround, played great from the start." Coach Bruce Pearl said. 

While this wasn’t an offensive-orientated game, Wendell Green came out swinging with an and-1 three to give the Tigers a lead they wouldn’t hand up for the night.

“I wanted to come back and show how I play,” Green stated after the game. 

The junior guard led the team in points with 19, shooting 5-8 from the field after starting out hot scoring 12 points in the first half on 4-of-6 shooting, including a pair of 3-pointers. Green also led the team in assists with five.

Allen Flanigan had one of the best performances of his career in tonight’s win totaling 18 points, and eight rebounds. Johni Broome also tacked on his third straight double-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds, and six blocked shots. 

“The key to the game was not turning it over," Pearl said. "The key to the game was understanding, let's get a shot. The other thing we emphasized was, just take open shots.” Pearl said. 

The Auburn Tigers had a standout performance on the court, displaying excellent ball control by committing a season-low of only eight turnovers while forcing 14 from their opponents.  

The team was able to capitalize on nearly every opportunity, leading to a 25-6 advantage in points off turnovers. This strong showing helped propel the Tigers to victory. 

"I'm very proud of the kids," Pearl said. "It was a great team effort." 

The Auburn Tigers return to the court against the Ole Miss Rebels in Oxford on Tuesday at 8 p.m. CT on ESPNU