Auburn finally gave the home folks something to cheer about.
The Tigers erased a 19-point deficit in the second half against Mississippi State on Saturday, rallying for a 65-62 win at the Auburn Arena, the team's first at home in SEC play this season.
Forward Kenny Gabriel scored 18 points for Auburn (9-15, 2-8 SEC), including a 3-pointer from the corner that gave the Tigers a 59-58 lead, their first since early in the game.
After a Mississippi State turnover, Auburn guard Josh Wallace converted a three-point play with 26 seconds left to make it 62-58 Tigers.
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The Bulldogs (13-11, 5-5 SEC) got 22 points from Dee Bost, whose layup with 6.5 seconds to go trimmed Auburn's lead to 63-62.
Earnest Ross, who finished with 21, hit two free throws to put Auburn up 65-62 before Bost's halfcourt heave was too strong at the horn.