BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Korvotney Barber had 13 points and 16
rebounds and Frankie Sullivan hit an off-balance shot with 11
seconds left to cap Auburn's 77-73 comeback victory over Alabama on
The Tigers (20-10, 9-6 Southeastern Conference) clinched a No. 2
seed and a first-round bye in next week's SEC tournament with the
win, their sixth in seven games. Barber's tip-in with 55 seconds
left gave Auburn the lead and Senario Hillman missed a shot at the
other end to set up Sullivan's clinching basket.
Alabama (16-13, 6-9) led by as many as 13 points early in the
first half, but couldn't push its winning streak to four games. The
Tigers caught up with a 12-2 run and took their first lead since
the opening minutes with an even bigger spurt. Layups by DeWayne
Reed and Tay Waller capped an 18-2 stretch and put Auburn ahead
69-61 entering the final 5 minutes.