MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Auburn Tigers are in for a
challenging week after celebrating their first Southeastern
The Tigers host Tennessee Thursday night and visit Georgia on
Saturday. They're coming off a 79-64 road win over South Carolina
after dropping their first six SEC games.
Auburn coach Tony Barbee said Monday that it's always good to
have something concrete to back up his methods and the hard work
players put in. In basketball, he says, "wins will always validate
what you're doing."
Volunteers coach Bruce Pearl says it looks like the Tigers have
"really bought into how they have to play in order to win."
Barbee says he thinks Auburn has been the underdog in every game
this season based on talent level.
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