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Auburn vs West Alabama: Bruce Pearl's Tigers Dominate In His Return To Coaching

The Tigers won big, 94-58.

Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

The nation's leading scorer last season and new Tiger transfer Antoine Mason picked up right where he left off last season, scoring 22 points for the Tigers. Returning Auburn Tiger KT Harrell followed close behind with 21 points.

Another newcomer, Cinmeon Bowers, picked up a double-double on the night, finishing with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Bowers apparently played well at times but also showed some issues. My favorite tweet of the night comes from our very own Tuco:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Auburn&#39;s Bowers is fun to watch but he needs a little more hate in his heart if he&#39;s going to play down low in the SEC. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WarEagle?src=hash">#WarEagle</a></p>&mdash; Stephen D. Wadsworth (@SDWesq) <a href="https://twitter.com/SDWesq/status/530937796819963905">November 8, 2014</a></blockquote>

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The night wasn't without bad news, however. Matthew Atewe went down with an apparent injury after taking a shot late in the game. Following the game the following information was out on Twitter:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Auburn forward Matthew Atewe injured same left leg he had rod inserted in April. MRI and X-Ray scans coming.</p>&mdash; Brandon Marcello (@bmarcello) <a href="https://twitter.com/bmarcello/status/530950672242724864">November 8, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Some other good tweets from the night and Bruce Pearl's post-game press conference:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Don&#39;t tell Bruce this is only an exhibition game. (<a href="https://twitter.com/RayeMayPhotoAU">@RayeMayPhotoAU</a>) <a href="http://t.co/zNLjWMzDrF">pic.twitter.com/zNLjWMzDrF</a></p>&mdash; Eric Wallace (@EWall14) <a href="https://twitter.com/EWall14/status/530934057547616256">November 8, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Nine Tigers have scored and Auburn leads West Alabama 66-40 with...wait, there&#39;s still 9:40 remaining?</p>&mdash; Auburn Gold Mine (@AUGoldMine) <a href="https://twitter.com/AUGoldMine/status/530937523552653312">November 8, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Auburn&#39;s Bruce Pearl: &quot;The first thing that jumps off the stat sheet for me is the attendance.&quot; Officially 8,523 for exhibition game</p>&mdash; Auburn Gold Mine (@AUGoldMine) <a href="https://twitter.com/AUGoldMine/status/530948859871363072">November 8, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The <a href="https://twitter.com/coachbrucepearl">@coachbrucepearl</a> era has begun! Great first night in Auburn Arena! Lots to look forward to! War Eagle!!</p>&mdash; Aubie the Tiger (@AubietheTiger01) <a href="https://twitter.com/AubietheTiger01/status/530949530456694784">November 8, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Auburn&#39;s Bruce Pearl on call from Gus Malzahn: &quot;I can&#39;t tell you how much it meant that Gus reached out. He knew it was my first game back.&quot;</p>&mdash; Auburn Gold Mine (@AUGoldMine) <a href="https://twitter.com/AUGoldMine/status/530950061266837504">November 8, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/coachbrucepearl">@coachbrucepearl</a> taking photos and signing autographs post game between radio segments with <a href="https://twitter.com/VoiceofAUTigers">@VoiceofAUTigers</a> <a href="http://t.co/jT2VF7SDp1">pic.twitter.com/jT2VF7SDp1</a></p>&mdash; Auburn Basketball (@AuburnMBB) <a href="https://twitter.com/AuburnMBB/status/530952550154264576">November 8, 2014</a></blockquote>

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The season starts for real next Friday. I think it's going to be a fun ride.

War Eagle