Junior Michael Thomas hit two free throws with 15 seconds to play to give the Rockets (4-1) their first lead as the tournament hosts topped the Sammies (2-4) in the Rocket Classic consolation game. Junior D.J. Scavone scored 20 points and Tyler Simmons 11 as Auburn won without top scorer Tyler Lamonda. Gordy Smythe led Sutton with 15 points.
Auburn 45, Sutton 44
Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Auburn
Updated: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, 9:11 a.m.