Auburn routs Louisiana-Monroe

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AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Korvotney Barber scored 18 points to help
Auburn rout Louisiana-Monroe 78-55 on Saturday.

Barber shot 8 of 11 from the field and also grabbed six rebounds
for the Tigers (4-4), who led by as many as 16 points in the first

Kenneth Averette sparked a Louisiana-Monroe (2-4) run to cut the
deficit to 58-48 with less than nine minutes remaining in the half,
but the Tigers controlled the rest of the game.

Louisiana-Monroe shot 16 of 44 from the field (36.4 percent).

Tay Waller scored 15 points, DeWayne Reed added 14 points and
Lucas Hargrove had 11 points for Auburn.

Malcolm Thomas scored 18 points and had eight rebounds for
Louisiana-Monroe. Jarvis Hill added 17 points and Averette finished
with 12 points.