What is Auburn basketball’s ceiling after demolishing Arkansas?


Auburn basketball coach Bruce Pearl said it Thursday: Teams need their best players to routinely show up to win with any consistency the SEC.

But for one game? Anything is possible. And while All-SEC big man Johni Broome struggled early in the conference opener against Arkansas on Saturday — the 6-foot-10 center was held scoreless in the opening 20 minutes — junior college transfer Chad Baker-Mazara was there to pick up the slack to the tune of 14 first-half points.

Baker-Mazara was electric — at times too animated, earning himself a technical foul after draining Auburn’s first 3-pointer in the 83-51 demolition — in helping the Tigers to the biggest margin of victory over the Razorbacks in Bud Walton Arena history.



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