Auburn football: Gus Malzahn’s team stars in halftime show while basketball takes down UK

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Auburn has talent 

Valentine’s Day belonged to Auburn basketball, but some members of Gus Malzahn’s football team still managed to put on a show in Auburn Arena on Wednesday night — literally.

Members of the Auburn football team danced with the Tiger Paws at halftime of the Auburn-Kentucky basketball game and it wasn’t a simple routine by any means. The routine was something the players worked on for a couple of days prior to the midweek game, and it was impressive.

Malzahn was in the building for the dancing and had a pretty great reaction to the hilarity. It was perfect entertainment for what ended up being a winning night.

Side note: Auburn may want to consider challenging other football teams to a dance-off at some point soon.

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Big W 

Auburn hasn’t had much success against Kentucky since the two teams first met on the hardwood. Heading into the Wednesday night game, the Wildcats led the overall series 92-18, but the Tigers picked up another win this week.

Bruce Pearl’s team didn’t play particularly well, but the Tigers still managed to beat Kentucky by double digits. A lot of that had to do with Brown, who thought on Wednesday morning that he might not play. Brown gave it a go and ended up leading the way for the Tigers with 18 points.

The victory was the Tigers’ second straight over Kentucky in Auburn Arena and was yet another positive for the 2017-18 season.

Softball shuts down Troy

Auburn softball has played seven games and it still is perfect. The Tigers defeated Troy 5-0 Wednesday night on the road.

Right-handed pitcher Kaylee Carlson struck out 7 batters and allowed 1 hit in Auburn’s fifth straight shutout. Offensively, it was Victoria Draper and Alyssa Rivera who led the way with 2 hits each.

Auburn is back at Jane B. Moore Field on Friday to take on Delaware, St. Francis, Maryland and Georgia State in the Tiger Invitational.

Tweet of the day 

Pearl will be the first one to tell you how hot Auburn Arena is this season, but he’s pretty happy about it.

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