Auburn basketball wins season opener against IPFW

Auburn head basketball coach Tony Barbee got the 2012-12 season off to a good start with a win over IFPW. (

Tony Barbee and the Auburn Tigers kicked off the 2012-13 basketball season with a 61-50 win over IPFW at Auburn Arena on Friday night.

The Tigers were led by guard Frankie Sullivan and his 26 points on 11-of-20 shooting. Center Rob Chubb added 10 points and 15 rebounds in the victory.

Auburn shot 40.7 percent from the field in the game, overcoming a 4-point deficit at halftime.

Mastodons guard Frank Gaines led all scorers with 32 points.

Auburn's next game isn't until November 17 when they play Murray State in the first round of the Charleston Classic in South Carolina.