Tigers surprise No. 9 Alabama


Published: Sunday, January 19, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 19, 2003 at 1:33 a.m.
AUBURN, Ala. - Coach Cliff Ellis and the Auburn Tigers were glad to keep their streaks going, especially at the expense of No. 9 Alabama.
Reserve Brandon Robinson had 13 points and seven rebounds to lead the surprising Tigers over struggling Alabama 77-68 Saturday.
The victory was Auburn's seventh in a row overall and seventh straight win at home against their cross-state rivals.
"This was just a wonderful win. We added a new dimension to this season and kept up what we have been doing the last several games," Ellis said. "We also continued our streak at home and we are continuing to build momentum."
The Crimson Tide, meanwhile, have lost three of their last five games after being ranked No. 1 earlier this season.
  • NO. 20 GEORGIA 81, ARKANSAS 64: In Fayetteville, Ark., Ezra Williams scored 19 points to lead No. 20 Georgia to a victory, while Arkansas had trouble scoring against the Bulldogs' press.
    Georgia (10-4, 2-1) had its eight-game winning streak snapped on Jan. 11 in a 66-63 loss to No. 11 Florida, but the Bulldogs had little problem picking up their first victory in six tries in Fayetteville.
    The Razorbacks (5-9, 0-3 SEC) have lost five in a row for the first time since Nolan Richardson's first year at Arkansas in 1985-86.
  • TENNESSEE 71, VANDERBILT 66: In Knoxville, Thaydeus Holden scored 17 points, making all five 3-pointers he attempted, and Jon Higgins hit a key 3 down the stretch as Tennessee beat Vanderbilt.
    The Volunteers (9-4, 2-2 SEC) were ahead by seven before the Commodores (8-7, 1-3) rallied to tie it with 3:06 remaining.
    Higgins stopped the rally with a 3 that gave Tennessee the lead for good.
  • OLE MISS 67, NO. 23 LSU 57: In Baton Rouge, Aaron Harper scored 10 of his 16 points in the final eight minutes to lead Mississippi to a victory over No. 23 LSU.
    LSU (12-3, 1-2 SEC) made just one field goal over the final 9:52.
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