|Heron (Auburn athletics)|
It was the first NCAA game for sophomore Mustapha Heron, who was accustomed to postseason success while playing at Sacred Heart High School. Heron had a team-high 16 points, some of the spectacular variety, to go along with five rebounds and two assists. He started, played a team-high 36 minutes and shot 6-of-15 from the floor. Heron went 4-of-6 on foul shots.
Heron was able to get into the lane and draw fouls, including one he drew for a conventional three-point play. He also threw down a dunk on a defender in transition.
Auburn plays No. 5 Clemson or No. 12 New Mexico State in the second round this weekend.