Will Sahlie | Sports Writer
The Tigers are now 28-5 at Plainsman Park this season.
Jamal Johnson averaged 6.9 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game as a freshman at Memphis last year.
13 of Auburn's 18 losses this season have come on the road.
Harper averaged 21.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 3.0 steals in Auburn's victories over Oklahoma and UConn.
Auburn could not overcome a 20-point first half in the Tulane Classic championship game.
The Tigers are off to their best start since 2008-09, the year of Auburn's last postseason appearance.
The Tigers scored 62 points in the second half and survived a late Drake run.
Sophomore point guard Janiah McKay scored a career-high 28 points in the loss.
All hope looked lost after Mercer took a 74-73 lead with 3.8 seconds to go. Ria’n Holland completed an and-one to give the Bears a lead that looked to be for good.
Auburn hit a school record 21 three pointers en route to a 117-72 victory over Coastal Carolina.