Scott Pohlman scored 14 points and Auburn Coach Cliff Ellis picked up his 450th career Division I win as the sixth-ranked Tigers routed Coppin State, 63-35, last night in Auburn, Ala.
The 35 points allowed tied Auburn's school record, set in 1997 against Tennessee. The Tigers (6-1) held Coppin State (2-8) to 28 percent shooting and forced 19 turnovers.
Chris Porter, who had the worst game of his career against Pennsylvania on Saturday with just four points, scored all 12 of his points against Coppin State in the first half. He played only 23 minutes and sat most of the second half.
Auburn put the game away by closing out the first half with a 27-5 run. Pohlman hit a pair of three-pointers and Porter went 4 for 4 at the foul line during the stretch to help Auburn take a 37-15 lead at the break.
Auburn outrebounded Coppin State, 41-26.
ARIZONA 70, IUPUI 41: In Tucson, Richard Jefferson had 14 points as No. 4 Arizona toyed with Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.
The Wildcats (8-1) were never tested in winning their second straight after a loss to Connecticut.
Rick Anderson and Jason Gardner had 11 points apiece, and Loren Woods scored 10. Anderson and Woods played less than half a game.
The mismatch gave Coach Lute Olson a chance to rest top scorer and rebounder Michael Wright, who hyperextended his right knee in the Connecticut game Dec. 7. Wright started the game but played only six minutes in the first half and seven in the second.
Charles Price had 15 points and six rebounds for IUPUI (1-7), a second-year Division I school that lost for the fifth time in five road games.
The Wildcats scored the first 11 points of the game and never looked back.
OHIO STATE 83, COASTAL CAROLINA 75: Brian Brown scored 15 of his career-high 18 points in the second half as No. 12 Ohio State used its inside strength to beat Coastal Carolina (1-6) in Columbus, Ohio.
Because of a poor shooting night from the perimeter, the Buckeyes continually pounded the ball inside to 6-foot-11 Ken Johnson and 6-7 George Reese, forcing Coastal Carolina--whose tallest starter was 6-6--to foul.
The Buckeyes hit 29 of 37 free throws to the Chanticleers' 9 of 10.
Brown, who shot 52 percent from the foul line last year as a freshman, hit all 10 of his free throw attempts in the second half.
Scoonie Penn led the Buckeyes (4-1) with 21 points, while Michael Redd had 16. The Buckeyes' guard tandem combined to hit 13 of 35 shots. Reese added 13 points.
The Chanticleers kept the game close by hitting 14 of 30 three-pointers, which set a Value City Arena record. They hit 7 of 13 three-pointers in the first half to take a 36-35 lead at halftime, with Todd Shannon hitting all three of his shots behind the arc.
GONZAGA 76, WASHINGTON 66: Matt Santangelo scored five of his 14 points in a decisive 11-0 second-half run as No. 22 Gonzaga beat Washington in Seattle.
Richie Frahm scored 19 points and Ryan Floyd had 11 for Gonzaga (6-2). Casey Calvary grabbed 11 rebounds for the Bulldogs. Deon Luton scored 23 points while Senque Carey added 11 and Michael Johnson 10 for Washington (3-4).
Washington missed its first four shots and called a timeout 2:33 into the game as the Bulldogs jumped out to an 8-0 lead. Luton scored 13 points as Washington came out of the timeout with an 18-6 run over the next five minutes.
The Huskies held a two-point edge before Gonzaga closed out the final five minutes of the first half with a 12-6 run to take a 37-33 halftime lead.