Bryce Brown ‘near’ 100 percent for Auburn basketball’s NCAA Tournament game vs. College of Charleston

SAN DIEGO — Bryce Brown says he won’t be completely healthy for Auburn basketball’s NCAA Tournament first-round matchup against the College of Charleston. But he’ll be close.

Brown said he was “near” 100 percent for the Tigers’ matchup Friday evening (6:27 p.m. CT on truTV). Auburn’s second-leading scorer suffered a shoulder injury and a foot injury during SEC play, which led to a downturn in production during the Tigers’ 2-4 slide toward the end of the season.

Brown practiced with a wrap on his right shoulder Thursday afternoon in San Diego. He has worn a brace on that shoulder in several games since the injury, which happened in early February.

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The junior from Stone Mountain, Ga., hit just 1 of 8 attempts from 3-point range last week in a SEC Tournament quarterfinal loss to Alabama.

Brown was also absent from the first few minutes of Auburn’s final on-campus practice before departing for San Diego on Tuesday. He says that won’t carry over into Friday.

“I’m fine,” Brown said. “I [missed] about the first 5, 10 minutes of that practice. I didn’t get much sleep the night before, that’s all that really was. But I’m feeling good, feeling great.”

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