When Kentucky travels to face Auburn in an important SEC matchup on Wednesday night, the Wildcats traveling party will have one more member than its last trip to the Plains.
Kentucky assistant coach Tony Barbee, who was the head coach for the Tigers for four seasons from 2010-14, did not make the trip back to his former school in 2016, but he will this time for Wednesday’s game.
And current Auburn coach Bruce Pearl was adamant in how he wants the fans and students at the game to treat Barbee, despite the Tigers’ struggles during his tenure.
From SEC Country Auburn reporter Justin Ferguson:
Auburn HC Bruce Pearl's full comments on what he wants to see from the fans if former coach and current UK assistant Tony Barbee comes to the game Wednesday: pic.twitter.com/BfsqfSvfTm
— Justin Ferguson (@JFergusonAU) February 12, 2018
It’s a nice gesture from Pearl, and we’ll just have to wait and see if the Tigers fans and student section cooperate. Pearl hasn’t tweeted directly about his wishes as he mentioned he may do, but he has retweeted a couple articles describing his desire for the crowd to act with respect.
Tipoff on Wednesday night will be at 9 p.m. ET, and the game will air on ESPN2.
SEC Country Kentucky reporter Joe Mussatto also contributed to this story.
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