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Senior guard Samir Doughty scored a career-high 33 points and senior guard J’Von McCormick set a school record for assists as No. 22 Auburn rolled to a 116-70 victory over visiting Cal State Northridge in a Legends Classic campus game Friday night.
McCormick handed out 16 assists in 21 minutes, and Doughty shot 6 of 8 on 3-point attempts and 10 of 15 from the field overall in 24 minutes for the Tigers (4-0).
Auburn hit a season-high 17 3-pointers on 35 attempts.
Freshman forward Isaac Okoro reached double figures for the fourth consecutive game with 17 points on 8-of-12 shooting.
Guard Terrell Gomez led the Matadors (0-4) with 23 points, but he hit just 8 of 23 attempts from the floor. Redshirt freshman guard/forward Brendan Harrick, nephew of current Northridge assistant and former head UCLA and Georgia coach Jim Harrick, added his season-high 17.
Auburn wasted little time taking control. The Tigers missed their first shot but made their next five on their way to an 11-0 lead less than three minutes into the game.
The edge reached 29-9 at the 13:33 mark of the first half on Doughty’s fast-break layup, and it was 59-29 after guard Devan Cambridge’s dunk with 3:05 with left in the half.
The Tigers’ biggest lead was 50 points twice in the second half, 111-61 and 116-66.
The Tigers went to the locker room at the break up 66-38 after shooting 60.5 percent overall and hitting 10 3-pointers to match their previous season high from behind the arc.
With 22 points in the first half, Doughty already had a season high. He was 5 of 7 on 3-pointers after entering the game just 2 of 10 from beyond the arc for the season.
The visiting Matadors played their fourth consecutive game without 2019 Big West Conference Players of the Year Lamine Diane, who is currently ineligible.
—Field Level Media