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Bruce Pearl Press Conference Tweet-Cap: 1 December 2014

As with football, we'll try to capture the tweets from head basketball coach Bruce Pearl's weekly press conferences. All credit goes to the beat writers who're there.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Auburn&#39;s Bruce Pearl says Antoine Mason practiced for first time since injuring ankle. &quot;Still very questionable&quot; for Wednesday at Texas Tech</p>&mdash; Auburn Gold Mine (@AUGoldMine) <a href="https://twitter.com/AUGoldMine/status/539474909135904768">December 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

This press conference is short, but some good information in it.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Bruce Pearl: Antoine Mason still &quot;very questionable&quot; for Wednesday at Texas Tech</p>&mdash; James Crepea (@JamesCrepea) <a href="https://twitter.com/JamesCrepea/status/539474455618387968">December 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Bruce Pearl on his Tigers: &quot;They have the ability to bounce back&quot; and that&#39;s a sign of team chemistry. &quot;Really like effort and attitude&quot;</p>&mdash; Auburn Gold Mine (@AUGoldMine) <a href="https://twitter.com/AUGoldMine/status/539476340274372609">December 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Bruce Pearl: &quot;I&#39;m trying to do what Tubby did. He took a couple of teams at Georgia and Kentucky to the Tournament.&quot;</p>&mdash; James Crepea (@JamesCrepea) <a href="https://twitter.com/JamesCrepea/status/539476856475770880">December 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Bruce Pearl on playing at Texas Tech &quot;it&#39;s a huge opportunity for us...these are the games that put you in or out of the tournament&quot;</p>&mdash; Jason Caldwell (@ITATJason) <a href="https://twitter.com/ITATJason/status/539478167002832896">December 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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So what can we take away? Bruce likes scheduling tough OOC games. That's something we'll need to look impressive to the tournament committee once we get into that type of position. I don't suspect it will be this season, but you never know.

The big thing is Antoine Mason returning to practice. I still doubt we see him any time soon, but it's nice to know he's back at it. The Tigers could definitely use him to combat those cold spells that have been the bane of this team's existence so far this season.