AUBURN — Bryce Brown scored a career-high 34 points and made six 3-pointers to lead No. 8 Auburn to an 82-72 victory over Dayton on Saturday night.

Brown got into a groove late in the first half, making four straight threes over the final 2:29 to give the Tigers a 51-32 lead.

The Flyers (5-4) made some runs at Auburn in the second half when the Tigers shooters cooled off but couldn't catch up.

Jared Harper had 20 points and seven assists for Auburn (8-1). Samir Doughty filled the stat sheet with eight points, 10 rebounds, six assists and four steals.

Brown capped that hot streak before the half with a 3 from the top of the key with four seconds left, giving him 22 points heading to the locker room.

Ryan Mikesell led Dayton with 15 points. Josh Cunningham scored 14 and Jalen Crutcher added 11. Dayton made 11 of 23 3-pointers.

Down big at halftime, Dayton scored 10 straight points to close to 76-68 after Cunningham's dunk with 4:26 left. Brown answered with a jumper from the free-throw line.

The Tigers' top scorers, Harper and Brown both had struggled in the last game against UNC Asheville.

Brown rebounded strongly from his worst game of the season, when he was 3-of-9 shooting for seven points. Harper scored nine in that game.

 

Jacksonville State routs Delaware State 81-54

DOVER, Del. — Jason Burnell had 20 points and 11 rebounds to lead Jacksonville State to an 81-54 rout of Delaware State on Saturday night.

Jacksonville State (5-3) has won five consecutive games since opening the season with three straight losses. The Gamecocks travel to face Wichita State on Wednesday night.

Jamall Gregory added 14 points and Christian Cunningham 10 points and 11 rebounds for Jacksonville State, which shot 51 percent from the floor. Burnell, Gregory and Cunningham combined for 16-of-25 shooting.

Saleik Edwards made five 3-pointers and finished with 19 points to lead Delaware State (2-8), which has lost three of its last four games, each by double digits.

The Gamecocks pulled away with a 14-4 run that spanned the halves for a 42-22 lead with 17:12 remaining. A 16-4 run made it 68-36 with seven minutes left.