Auburn basketball trailed Ole Miss 45-35 at halftime last night, doubled up the Rebels in the second half 50-25, and won 85-70 in the end to improve to 15-1 on the season, 3-0 in SEC play, and keep the winning streak alive at thirteen games. Meanwhile, they broke another streak that was weighing heavily — Ole Miss’ ten-game winning streak against Auburn that started with the Marshall Henderson jersey-poppin’ game way back when.
It was a fun night at the Auburn Arena, with the students coming out in force and getting to see a Tiger team dominate the second half on the way to a dunk-tastic win.
I can’t imagine that Bruce Pearl was happy with Bryce Brown’s dunk to end it when the clock was running out, but the fans sure were, and so was I.
Here’s a little Bruce after the game.
“It’s what we came here for. It’s what we dreamed of.”— Jeff Shearer (@jeff_shearer) January 10, 2018
@coachbrucepearl on @AuburnMBB sellout (9,121, including 3,400 @AuburnU students).
AU (15-1, 3-0) beat Ole Miss 85-70 for 13th straight W. Next up: at MSU Saturday at 2:30. pic.twitter.com/PTc8dMCf0Y
Whatever "it" is, Auburn possesses. How are the Tigers' 15-1 overall? Amazing chemistry. Outscored Ole Miss 50-25 in second half Tuesday.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) January 10, 2018
Now Auburn heads to Starkville for their second SEC road game to play a Mississippi State team that’s, dare I say it, not too bad. The Bulldogs beat Arkansas at home last week, and their lone conference loss came at Ole Miss. They’re 13-2 overall, and play in Gainesville tonight against the only other undefeated team in the league in Florida.
As an Auburn fan, you can make the Hump in Starkville feel a little more homey.
Now, football season’s over, but that doesn’t mean that Gus Malzahn is done working. He was at the AFCA Convention in Charlotte yesterday and made some comments that you probably saw about the SEC Network. Just to make sure you don’t get his words twisted, here’s some context.
Gus Malzahn expresses displeasure with SEC Network, discusses career, philosophy in remarks to AFCA | There's some tweets out there, he's the full context of Malzahn's remarks todayhttps://t.co/SteqobUSxJ pic.twitter.com/iTPY4GBly2— James Crepea (@JamesCrepea) January 9, 2018
For some more college football news, as recruiting will start to take shape more and more leading up to the OG Signing Day in February, there’s a possible transfer taking shape that would affect Auburn.
Jacob Eason to Washington would make lots of sense https://t.co/ONDevD73g1— SB Nation CFB (@SBNationCFB) January 10, 2018
Georgia quarterback Jacob Eason may be heading back closer to home to play for Chris Petersen and the Huskies, which might not be of the biggest news to Auburn fans, but that removes one former top quarterback from a rival’s roster, and that’s good either way you cut it.
And in regard to a former Tiger quarterback, Cam Newton’s world got a little different Tuesday when the Panthers announced that they’d fired offensive coordinator Mike Shula and quarterback coach Ken Dorsey. Some of the names flying around to come in and work the offense in Charlotte are interesting, but it has to be an immediate improvement for Cam.
Ron Rivera already has two Turners on his staff. And likely is about to have two more. Why Norv could be good fit for Cam Newton and Panthers:https://t.co/00J5NPtpRH— Joe Person (@josephperson) January 10, 2018
Now if they could just get our boy some guys in front and some guys out wide.