Auburn beats Oklahoma 74-70 Birthday of Basketball showcase
December 23, 2016
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — T.J. Dunans celebrated his 24th birthday Wednesday by scoring a career-high 21 points to lead Auburn over Oklahoma in the Basketball Hall of Fame's Birth of Basketball showcase.
Jared Harper also had 21 points for the Tigers, who built a 17-point second-half lead Wednesday night, then held off the Sooners 74-70.
Freshman Mustapha Heron, playing in his home state of Connecticut, added 15 points and 12 rebounds for Auburn, which is 9-2 for the first time since the 2007-08 season.
"It was probably the best birthday present I could get right here, just winning the gam...