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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.
In other Auburn news:
- Malzahn, Chip Lindsey could look to their pasts to split carries among Auburn running backs.
- Auburn’s wide receivers are deep, experienced and primed for a huge 2018 season.
- Malzahn adds former Auburn QB Barrett Trotter to coaching staff.
- Will the Tigers emphasize tight end recruiting in 2019?
- Auburn basketball guard Bryce Brown was named to the top 30 list for the Naismith Trophy.
- This Alabama CB commit once called Auburn his “dream school” and is now considering the Tigers.
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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.
— Auburn Basketball (@AuburnMBB) February 15, 2018
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.
Auburn defeats Troy 5-0! Sixth shutout of the season.
— Auburn Softball (@AuburnSoftball) February 15, 2018
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.
Sweaty Bruce. pic.twitter.com/2M04YVJ6pd
— Lauren Shute (@LShute13) February 15, 2018
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