PARADISE ISLAND, BAHAMAS- Syracuse (3-3) closed its Battle 4 Atlantis play with a 89-68 loss to #19 Auburn (5-1). finished the tournament with a strong performance averaging 14.7 points and 6 rebounds in the three games. led the Orange offense averaging 20 ppg., continuing his six game stretch of double-digit scoring.
Freshman forward Jabari Smith controlled the offense for the Tigers, contributing a game high of 22 points good for 8-17 (.471) from the field and 4-8 (.500) from outside the arc. Smith also recorded six rebounds and four assists for Auburn.
HOW THE GAME WAS DECIDED
After a battle to maintain the lead for the first 13 minutes of play, Auburn took the lead for good on an 11-0 run that began with 6:44 left to go in the first half.