Auburn football: Major night for celebrating in Auburn Arena

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Collecting hardware on hardwood 

After tough losses, college coaches urge their players to put failures and frustrations behind them. But the flip side of that is winners get to relive those moments until the teams meet again.

That being said, Auburn football enjoyed watching its highlights from a 2017 Iron Bowl victory inside Auburn Arena on Wednesday night. The Tigers were led out to half court by coach Gus Malzahn and accepted a giant silver trophy for their November victory against No. 1 Alabama.

The student body presidents from Auburn and Alabama attempted to highlight the sportsmanship between the two schools, but fans participating in the orange out in support of Bruce Pearl’s team had a very different plan.

Alabama may have ended the year with a national championship, but Auburn will always have that victory at Jordan-Hare to remember. Check out the trophy presentation here:

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Epitomizing next man up

Auburn basketball succeeded in avenging its January loss in Tuscaloosa on Wednesday night. The Tigers didn’t have Heron or Anfernee McLemore on the floor, but it didn’t matter.

Pearl’s team handed Alabama a 90-71 loss inside Auburn Arena (with legend Charles Barkley sitting along the baseline). Freshmen Chuma Okeke and Davion Mitchell delivered career nights — so did Malik Dunbar — and the Crimson Tide were outplayed in almost every category.

There was already reason to celebrate because of the aforementioned Iron Bowl trophy presentation, but Pearl’s squad just added to that.

Next, Auburn will travel to Florida to take on the Gators in Gainesville.

Another W at home

Auburn baseball was in a tie game on Wednesday night at Plainsman Park, but the Tigers rallied for a 6-5 win against Troy.

The victory came after a Luke Jarvis double and a Conor Davis sacrifice fly. The Trojans fought to stay alive, but left-handed pitcher Welby Malczewski came up with an important save — the first of his career.

And just like that, Butch Thompson’s team is 5-0 for the first time since 2001. Now, the Tigers will welcome Bryant (0-3) for three straight games on The Plains this weekend and look to continue their win streak.

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That’s one way to end a Wednesday.

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