Auburn falls to Israeli National Team in final game of Israel tour

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It was by a slim margin of nine points, but the Auburn Tigers were unable to leave their expedition to Israel undefeated.

Auburn lost to the Israeli National Team by a score of 95-86, ending their tenure in the country with a loss and a 2-1 record over three exhibition matches. Unlike the Israeli U20 team and the Israeli All-Star Select, the regular national team boasted NBA competition and players who were much older than the current Tigers roster.

The Tigers kept it close across the entire game, and they ended the first half tied with Israel at 20 apiece. Chris Moore was the leading scorer for the Tigers with six points and two rebounds, and emerging star Yohan Traore wasn’t too far behind.

Auburn still kept it close at the half, as the Tigers ended the first half of the game trailing 43-41. Wendell Green Jr. emerged as the Tigers’ leading scorer at the break, scoring 10 points and netting two assists.

The Tigers found themselves down by 10 at the end of the third, 68-58. Green Jr. continued his dominant performance, ending it with 15 points and six rebounds. Johni Broome showed out as well, scoring eight points and six rebounds.

In the end, though, the Tigers were not able to rally and defeat Israel. The team lost 95-86, but managed to put four of its players in the double digits for scoring. Green Jr. remained the team’s highest scoring, dropping 19 points across the game.

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Story originally appeared on Auburn Wire