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Can We Win The SEC Basketball Tournament ?

By on February 21st, 2010 in Basketball Comments Off on Can We Win The SEC Basketball Tournament ?

Tay Waller scored 29 points and made seven 3-pointers

 in Auburn’s win over SEC West Division leader Arkansas on February 20th in Auburn.


Some folks have all but given up on Jeff Lebo’s Tigers this year.  But the coach and the team have not given up. They have  scratched and fought all year .  In true Auburn Spirit this team does not have any quit in them… which is a testament to  Coach  Lebo.

After beating Alabama, taking Florida to the wire, and losing in overtime to both Arkansas and Mississippi State, Auburn beat the West Division leading Arkansas Hogs 92 – 83 at Beard Eaves Colliesum on Saturday, which was the most points scored in in an Auburn game during the last 6 seasons..  The Tigers shot 60.9 % in the first half  and hit 16 of 25 in the second half for a 64 % average.  Senior DeWayne Reed hit 5 of 7 from the field and was 6 of 6 from the free throw line.

A lot has been written about the men’s team having a poor season but there is only one game difference in their record (13 – 14) and first place Arkansas’  record (14 – 14). Reed says  ” this season could still turn into something special.  We have had so many close games … I told my teammates … I think we are going to win the SEC Tournament. I’ve been dreaming about it and I believe it is going to happen .” Well one things for certain the Tigers finally got it together after so many close ones this year.

Coach Jeff Lebo has done a good job with less talent than his competition playing in one of the less attractive venues in the Conference. He is both a good coach and a good game planner that has kept us in close games his entire career. Add to that  the fact he  has finally got a good recruitment class coming in. I believe there  is no telling what he could do in the next couple of years with better personnel as well as being able to play in  a first class facility.

The question remains , will the Auburn administration have the courage to give Coach Lebo a chance to see what he can do with a full bench and a team with some size ?

Unfortunely it looks like for Coach Lebo to return,  the team needs to win the SEC Tournament.   Can they do it ?   Senior DeWayne Reed thinks so … and SO DO I  !!!

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