While over 60 million viewers tuned in to the Cowboys vs Packers playoff game, many of the Auburn faithful switched channels to ESPN in hopes of seeing Auburn beat Kentucky a second straight time. Despite the fact that this Auburn team is much more talented than the unit that won in prime time game last season, there probably wasn’t a single Auburn fan who truly believed Auburn could do the unthinkable and beat Kentucky again, especially on the Cats’ home court.
Truth be told, many fans just wanted to see Auburn compete and make it a game. That would be a welcome sight for fans of a team that hasn’t lacked talent, just effort, in the last few weeks. Despite the terrific nonconference run to start the season, Auburn has slipped right back into its usual pecking order in the SEC: at the bottom.
The 92–72 final score put Auburn at 1–4 in the SEC with the sole win coming against the dreadful Missouri Tigers.
Even with the 20-point loss, Auburn was hanging on at halftime and pulled to within four points with a little over 12 minutes left in the game. The hero of the comeback was T.J. Dunans, who scored ten straight points, including two three pointers. Still, Isaiah Briscoe squashed the comeback attempt with a long ball, and Auburn quickly faded despite being outscored only eight points in the second half.
The score may look ugly, but the Tigers were truly dominated in only one category: (more…)
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