TU Season Ends With NIT Loss To Auburn

Friday, March 20th 2009, 10:00 pm
By: News On 6

The Associated Press

AUBURN, AL -- Rasheem Barrett scored 17 points to lead Auburn to a 74-55 victory over Tulsa on Friday night in the second round of the NIT.

DeWayne Reed added 12 points for the Tigers (24-11), who matched the 1999-2000 team for the second-most wins in school history. 

Auburn will face the Baylor-Virginia Tech winner in next week's quarterfinals. The Tigers hadn't made it this far in five previous NIT trips, winning only two games in all.

Tulsa (25-11), the Conference USA runner-up, shot just 34 percent and committed 18 turnovers.

The Tigers made eight of 21 3-pointers against a team allowing only 27 percent from beyond the arc to lead the nation.

Frankie Sullivan had 10 points. Reed also had five rebounds, five assists and five steals for Auburn.

Justin Hurtt scored Tulsa's first 10 points and finished with 16.