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Defense Sparks AU to Victory Over Spartans

Earnest Ross scored 16 points for the Tigers.

Coach Tony Barbee's Auburn basketball Tigers picked up a much-needed victory to end a losing streak.

Auburn, Ala.--Auburn turned up the defensive intensity in the second half to pull away for a 68-54 basketball victory over USC-Upstate on Tuesday night at the Auburn Arena. The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Tigers, who improved to 4-7 this season. The visiting Spartans fell to 2-9. "The turkey is going to taste better on Christmas," a smiling Auburn coach Tony Barbee said after... Recommended Stories