AUBURN, Ala. -- Mustapha Heron scored 22 points and grabbed six rebounds, LaRon Smith added 15 points and five rebounds, and Auburn powered past South Carolina-Upstate 90-83 on Tuesday night.The Tigers shot 45 percent from the field compared with SC Upstates 42 percent, but Auburn connected on just 22 percent of its 32 shots from beyond the arc. Auburn never trailed, but the Tigers made it interesting before pulling out their fifth win of the year.Were not playing as well as what we should be playing at this point, said Auburn coach Bruce Pearl. ... I just dont think we had the effort and the energy and the tenacity to finish plays. And thats why they came back. I mean we scored 48 points in the second half, against a team we were obviously physically superior to, but we did not play with effort and energy on the defensive end.The Tigers (5-1) led early and weathered a Spartan run before halftime to bounce back following their first loss last Wednesday to No. 17 Purdue.Heron, a freshman, continued his streak of reaching double digits in each game hes played in his college career. He had 12 points at halftime to help Auburn stave off the Spartans, who used a 13-0 run to get within five points before the Tigers pulled away for a 42-32 halftime lead.The Spartans (3-4) trailed by as many as 18, but pulled to within five points a few times down the stretch. They utilized the size of 7-foot center Michael Buchanan to their advantage. Buchanan poured in 20 points against the smaller Auburn front line -- Smith and Horace Spencer, both 6-foot-8, the tallest players Auburns roster.SC Upstate outrebounded the Tigers 52-41, but had just 12 second-chance points compared with Auburns 19.We have kids with character that keep fighting, said USC Upstate coach Eddie Payne. We got a few stops. We had a 10-0 run at one point where we really got out in transition and spaced the floor well, and that happened on I think two separate occasions . from our perspective, we have to play like that on a consistent basis.Auburn forced 15 turnovers, which led to 21 points.Mike Cunningham scored 20 for SC Upstate and Ramel Thompkins added 13 points and eight rebounds.BIG PICTURESouth Carolina Upstate: The Spartans fall below .500, but are in the midst of a season-long seven-game road trip. They wont return home until Dec. 10, when they play host to Virginia-Wise.Auburn: The Tigers pick up a win in their only home game in nearly a month, and bounce back following their first loss, a 25-point drubbing in the Cancun Challenge championship.HOT START FOR HERONHeron came into Tuesdays game averaging 14.6 points per game. He easily topped that with his 23 points against the Spartans, and he just missed tying his career high of 24, which came against Eastern Kentucky.HE SAID ITI think that we see the potential. But Ive always heard, `Potential is the kiss of death. So weve just got to do (it). We know our best basketball is ahead of us. -- Auburn guard Mustapha Heron on his teams potential.UP NEXTUSC Upstate: The Spartans visit Campbell University on Dec. 2 in the Holy City Hoops Classic.Auburn: Heads up north to Birmingham on Dec. 3 to take on UAB. Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping . 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It was the champions closest call. Despite the loss, it was a remarkable show by the confident Swedish challenger, who had the best of the early rounds and then hung on in the fourth and fifth. NEW ORLEANS -- Southern entered the Bayou Classic with the top two all-purpose yardage producers in the Southwestern Athletic Conference, but Gramblings Martez Carter produced the most Saturday.The junior running back had 279 all-purpose yards and scored three touchdowns as the Tigers defeated the Jaguars 52-30 to claim the Southwestern Athletic Conference West Division title.The Tigers (9-1, 9-0) advanced to the SWAC title game for the second consecutive year. Theyll face East Division champion Alcorn State next Saturday in Houston.Carter rushed 10 times for 118 yards and two touchdowns, returned two kickoffs for 104 yards, including an 88-yard touchdown, caught one pass for 28 yards, returned one kickoff for 16 yards and returned three punts for 29 yards.Its going to make future teams respect us, Carter said of the SWACs leading passing teams rushing success. They say were a passing team, but we also can run the ball well. We had a lot of success today and thats going to open those guys eyes up to respect the run game that we establish.The Tigers had 256 yards rushing and DeVante Kincade completed 24-of-33 passes for 283 yards and a touchdown and ran nine times for 56 yards and a touchdown.We did a really good job of running the football, Grambling coach Broderick Fobbs said. We saw some things from the way they were lining up in the first half and we were able to take advantage of it.After being held scoreless in the second quarter, the Tigers scored on the first possession of the third quarter as Kincade ran 45 yards for touchdown that increased the Tigers lead to 24-13.Three plays after Grambling stopped Southern on a fourth-and-1 at the Tigers 13, Carter ran 66 yards for a touchdown and Lyndemian Brooks ran 34 yards for a touchdown and a 38-13 lead with 4:02 left in the third quarter.One play after a Grambling fumble, Austin Howard threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Lenard Tillery to get the Jaguars within 38-20 after three quarters. Tillery, the SWAC leader in all-purpose yards, also ran 26 times for 234 yards and a touchdown, but wide receiver/return specialist Willie Quinn, whos second in all-purpose yards, had just 64 yards.Kincade threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Chad Williams before Southerns Ruan Albuquerque made a 32-yard field goal with 6:56 left. Carter returned the ensuing kickoff 88 yards for a touchdown.Howard threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Tillery with 3 seconds left.We just werent able to put up enough poinnts to keep up with them, Southern coach Dawson Odums said.dddddddddddd We gave up too many big plays and that was the difference in the game.Southern took the opening kickoff and drove to an 18-yard touchdown pass from Howard to Quinn and a 6-0 lead after the extra point was missed.On the ensuing possession, Carter ran 11 yards for a touchdown that gave Grambling a 7-6 lead.Williams 32-yard halfback pass to Verlan Hunter gave Grambling a 14-6 lead after one quarter.We practiced that play all week, Williams said, and I told Verlan to get ready because if someones on him, Im throwing it to him anyway.Tillerys 85-yard touchdown run pulled Southern within 17-13 at halftime.DEFENSIVE STANDSThe game featured the two highest-scoring offenses in the SWAC, but two defensive stands by Grambling made a big difference. Southern trailed 7-6 and was poised to take the lead midway through the first quarter when Howard fumbled at the Grambling 1 and the ball went through the end zone for a touchback. In the third quarter Grambling led 24-13 when it stopped Tillery 1 yard short of a first down on fourth down at the Tigers 13. One or two plays in a football game can make the difference, Jaguars coach Dawson Odums said. (Howards fumble) swung the momentum and we never got it turned around.THE TAKEAWAYGrambling: The Tigers are back as a perennial SWAC contender after playing for the West Division title for the third consecutive year and winning it for the second consecutive year. The Tigers finished 9-0 in the SWAC regular season for the second consecutive year.Southern: The Jaguars high-scoring offense wasnt up to par as the Grambling defense contained quarterback Austin Howard and big-play wide receiver/return specialist Willie Quinn. Running back Lenard Tillery, the SWACs all-time leading rusher, had a big game in the final game of his collegiate career with 230 yards, including an 85-yard touchdown, as well as a 14-yard touchdown reception.UP NEXTGrambling: The Tigers will play East Division champion Alcorn State in the SWAC Championship Game next Saturday in Houston. Grambling will try to avenge a 49-21 loss to Alcorn in last years title game.Southern: The Jaguars season ended with the loss. 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