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Auburn def. Tennessee, 78-77 (men)

Welcome to Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum, where Auburn is playing host to Tennessee.

    Auburn 78, Tennessee 77. Barber hit a lay-in with five seconds left. Auburn botched an in-bound pass, but Waller grabbed the ball amid a major scramble. Tennessee was caught in transition, so to speak, because it thought a fast break was starting. Waller found Barber under the basket. Tennessee's final heave, from Prince's hand, was off to the right as the buzzer sounded.

  • TO @:16, 2nd half (media timeout)
    Tennessee leads, 77-76. Lucas Hargrove is at the line; two shots.

  • FOURTH TO @ 3:32, 2nd half (media timeout)
    Tennessee leads, 73-69. J.P. Prince has kept UT moving by rolling into the lane and creating opportunities. He drew fouls on back-to-back trips. Barrett is at the line for two shots right now.

  • THIRD TO @ 6:05, 2nd half (media timeout)
    Auburn leads, 67-66. We have a ballgame here. As they've been doing since the first minutes, the two teams match each other at every turn. It's basically Barrett against Tyler Smith. I hope you can watch it. The game is entertaining for sure.

  • SECOND TO @ 11:34, 2nd half (media timeout)
    Tennessee leads, 62-61. The Vols built a six-point lead, but Auburn has climbed back in it. Barrett has been the savior so far. He has hit several big shots. Also, Tennessee has no way to guard Barber on the backside ... so Auburn keeps lobbing passes over the front-side defender and Barber lays it in.

  • FIRST TO @ 15:08, 2nd half (media timeout)
    Auburn leads, 54-53. Tennessee took its first lead at 15:25, but Barrett just gave Auburn another lead. The Tigers' zone defense is not working. It's man-to-man or bust at this point.

  • Thanks to Kristina and "Earl" for rolling by to say hello at halftime.

    Auburn leads, 43-41. Good game. One thing -- Johnnie Lett is on crutches (after injuring his ankle earlier this week) and doesn't look healthy at all. I don't think he'll be back anytime soon.

    Quick Change is the halftime entertainment today. I'm staying for this one.

  • FOURTH TO @ 3:36, 1st half (media timeout)
    Auburn leads, 40-32. These two teams play along with each other. If one is hot, the other gets hot. When that passion tails off, the other team follows along. Interesting to watch.

  • THIRD TO @ 7:56, 1st half (media timeout)
    Auburn leads, 29-24. Yes, they just played nearly three minutes without a basket. The rims are back to their usual circumference.

  • SECOND TO @ 10:40, 1st half (media timeout)
    Auburn leads, 29-24. The Tigers scored on its first six consecutive possessions since the last stoppage. So did Tennessee. I wouldn't say it's poor defense per se; both teams are hitting challenged/difficult shots.

  • FIRST TO @ 15:11, 1st half (media timeout)
    Auburn leads, 15-6. Great start for the Tigers. Barrett already has six points.

  • Your Auburn starters
    PG -- DeWayne Reed
    SG -- Tay Waller
    SF -- Rasheem Barrett
    F -- Lucas Hargrove
    F/C -- Vot Barber

    This is the first game Tez Robertson hasn't started since the spring of 2005.


Blogger FSJ said...

What is One Alex?

12:09 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

How's the Crowd?

12:11 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Crowd: 6,000 or so.

12:12 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

I'm disappointed... Pearl doesn't have on that Sherbert Orange sport coat today.

12:12 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Tez out of the starting lineup for the first time in his career. Not sure why.

12:13 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

I heard he was late showing up today...

12:14 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

there is no excuse for that.... and 1 one a 3? c'mon

12:16 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Barrett is on fire....

Did Reed really just take a 3 from the center court Logo?

12:17 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...


12:19 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

Signed in to tell Dr. HABOTN that the deadline was March 1 but see someone already beat me to it! We usually wait to the last minute too because it is a lot of money going out the door. Always think about changing my mind but don't have the guts!!

12:19 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Did someone install oversized rims at BEMC before this game? So far it's been like throwing tennis balls in a swimming pool for both teams.

12:21 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Au leads 29-24, 10:40 remaining in first half.

12:23 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

we've been buying tickets for 30 years and probably been in the same seats for 20. Lost my seniority when they changed over to pay per seat so I won't be changing seats anytime soon.

12:23 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

Pearl wears the Orange sherbet coat for UK and Vandy.

Against Auburn, he wears the I'm With Stupid T-shirt, pointing toward the Auburn bench.

Boy, it's fun being off the Lebo bandwagon. I can be a lot snarkier.

12:23 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

yo yo yo

12:30 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

with hands like that... Hargrove should think about playing WR

12:31 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Reed just looks out of control on the court....

12:35 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

I don't like this waiting till after signing day stuff. Really takes a toll on me waiting on Oku.

12:38 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

D. Reed is always out of control.

Not necessarily every minute, but he's one step away.

12:41 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Just dropping in to say hello and War Eagle!!! Go Tigers, beat those Vols. Trying to catch up on chores and errands since Signing Day. It is 63 degrees in Hsv right now, so we are heading out to enjoy this warm weather. I'll check in for updates via the iPhone, so thanks for all the updates Jay GT.

12:43 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

Hello hotties. War Eagle. I'm sick today, so I've got nothing else to do. What's you guys excuse? LOL

1:03 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

Y'all watching this on TV?

South Alabama is on TV up here but no Auburn :-(

1:07 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

RayCom game here... you should be able to get video online NoVa

1:09 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

Racom sports. CW21 in Birmingham

1:09 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Apparently AU basketball has met pre-season expectations of 26% of fans...

1:14 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

Thanks, found it on Yahoo

1:16 PM  
Blogger Emmett said...

If nominate Auburn - Ya think Gordon Ramsay will do "Basketball Program Nightmares"

1:22 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

That was a stupid move...

1:27 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Interesting game at least.

1:27 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

Grabbing that shirt was funny.

1:28 PM  
Blogger Emmett said...

Todays Games sponsored by Palm Beach Tan....

Lebo VS Pearl - Who can out "Man Tan" the other???

1:29 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Yes it is...
Good back and forth...

1:29 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Is that what Lebo does with his time instead of dealing with Media and out on speaking engagements and selling the program?

1:30 PM  
Blogger CPF said...

Quick Change was a so-so movie, with great performances by Bill Murray and Randy Quaid.

1:35 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...


1:49 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Big shot by Tay Waller right there.

Auburn leads, 76-75. One minute remaining.

1:50 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Smith scores on a reverse layup.

UT leads 77-76 with 39 seconds remaining.

1:52 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

First time I've been able to see a b-ball game this year. It's been entertaining.

1:53 PM  
Blogger CCR4AU said...

We really need this one. Please. Something.

1:53 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

C'mon Hargrove... we need you to hit these 2 FT's!!

1:55 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

entertaining game

1:56 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

Free throw, I don't like the odds.

1:56 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

ok.... just hit this one

1:56 PM  
Blogger hehateme said...

BRICK x 2!!!!

1:56 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...


1:56 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

We should change the name of those to Expensive Throws

1:57 PM  
Blogger hehateme said...

Enough entertainment - Just WIN!!

1:57 PM  
Blogger CCR4AU said...

How do you miss both down by one? AHHHH!

1:57 PM  
Blogger hehateme said...

Auburn Wins!!!

1:59 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

GREAT!!! GREAT look inside to Barbour!!!

Very entertaining game! It was sloppy on both sides... but, a much needed win for this team.

Congrats to the players!

2:00 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

REALLY lucky on that pass. But a good win.

2:01 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Exciting game!

2:01 PM  
Blogger CCR4AU said...

wow, good win. We haven't had that good of a win in a long time. Like since last year's Bama game.

2:02 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Wow Jay looks like it was a great game! And to think I was going to suggest that you live blog the equestrian event today instead. You know Auburn is #1 in the country!

2:04 PM  
Blogger hehateme said...

JGT - Great job, and Thanks for the 'cruit updates!

2:04 PM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

Just think, if we could shoot free throws ... we would not have had such an exiting finish...

2:06 PM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

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2:06 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Is that one of those blessing in disguise type things, DL?

2:11 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

AUMom gets the featured quote.

Timely and funny.

2:22 PM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

Wow! Perhaps I should take naps for all of AU's remaining games. I rarely nap, but was overcome by profound narcolepsy.

WEG- we've had our seats for 25 years or so, despite the fact I threw the renewals away twice. Mrs THT found them in the trash and sent the money in to AU.

2:23 PM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

D.Miller - the wii on Valentine's is STILL for Christmas. So you should get her something for Valentine's also.
(This advice from someone who doesn't do anything for that silly Feb. "hallmark holiday")

2:26 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

And with this game Oku should be able to make his decision haha only if it were that easy

2:31 PM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...


and you're right, not the Vacuum cleaner.

Save that for Feb.17.

2:32 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Whooo Hoooo...War Eagle everyone! That was a fun game!

I forgot to look at what our free throw percentage was before I left but it seemed like it was much better. At least in the first half.

Hope we didnt make you miss too much of Quick Change, Jay G.

2:33 PM  
Blogger wartiger said...


2:34 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Doc... you're NOT helping the cause here man... I can't afford a wii AND something else... I'm a state employee...

2:41 PM  
Blogger michael said...

How did we get the ball back after missing those free throws with 16 seconds left?

2:48 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

AUMom's advice works 90% of the time. It's the irrational 10% I worry about.

2:49 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

If you have an irrational one, I sincerely hope you know that already.

You should know how to avoid disaster.

I'm in the 90% group ... all the way to the other end of the spectrum.

2:54 PM  
Blogger AUMom said...

Short set of rules for women's presents

1. No electrical plugs

2. Good chocolate gets you the moon.

3. Roses are lovely; flowers are always appreciated.

4. NOT your mother's perfume or Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, et all

5. Beautiful lingerie is one thing; Ho-ware is something else.

6. If you screwed up in a major way, one present (minus abject apologies) is not getting you anywhere.

7. Sweet words and smiles get you more than you know.

3:01 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

"Ho-ware"....hee hee!

3:04 PM  
Blogger §teveFC (Live² pÙnt) said...

Nice to see the guys win one. I am not a bball fan, but I still like to see Auburn win, no matter the sport.

3:15 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

JG It's more like rational 90% of the time than 90% of the women. I've yet to see a woman that didn't have something of an irrational streak. You're very lucky if you have one.

3:20 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

i had to tivo the game b/c of wifey obligations. just finished watching.

nice win by the Tigers. now if the baseball team can take 2 of 3 next month from the Vols this would be the perfect year to live here in knoxville. know what i mean.

3:31 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

two random observations:

1. it sure didn't look like 6,000 peeps on tv. sad excuse for a crowd. it's freakin' tennessee!

2. quantez not starting for 1st time in 3 years catches my attention. not sure why, though. i have a soft spot in my heart for the guy.

3:45 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I've known Wifey since 1992 and I've never once seen her irrational. She's highly valued.

6k may have been high. Official attendance was 6,321 ... but I suspect it was closer to 5k.

4:03 PM  
Blogger §teveFC (Live² pÙnt) said...

I can't imagine being David Oku. Imagine how many coaches have time to irritate the crap out of him.

5:13 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

Valentine's Day for guys is like playing Duke at Cameron Indoor.

You can't win.

You're up by 3 with 10 seconds to go and have the ball.

You're still gonna lose.

5:38 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...


Sorry you couldn't make the event today at the stadium ... nice deal ... lot of great stories.

5:39 PM  
Blogger astatguy said...

I like your list, AUMom. I guess I need to return the electrically lighted ho-ware.

5:45 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Don't return that, astatguy. Just give it to her for Halloween.

6:27 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Stat... that is a perfect gift for a random Saturday night!

6:33 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger (JaySr) said...

Gov Jet - unless of course the opponent is UNC.
Then it's pretty close to 50/50 at Cameron.

6:43 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

fsj, best opening remark ever...great win by au. still holding out for the nit.

6:46 PM  
Blogger jhag said...


6:46 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

sometimes, it's all you got.

6:48 PM  
Blogger astatguy said...

Clemson hasn't heard about Duke being special. They turned them around 74-47.

6:49 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Who wants enchiladas?

6:55 PM  
Blogger astatguy said...

I'll take an enchilada - extra jalapenos.

A couple of days ago I repeated a rumor I heard that Ziemba was beefing back up and was over 300 pounds (he played last year at about 285). The rumor was confirmed today. I think we're getting back to Auburn football.

7:02 PM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

I was speaking to someone today that said Bryce was toyinbg with going directly to the CFL..

Someone please tell me this is NOT TRUE and this kid is smarter than that...

7:05 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger (JaySr) said...

Bryce's agent, I mean his adviser, has been blabbering that CFL nonsense.

7:08 PM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

that is nuts...

Now if he is going to get $3 million... all the power too him...


Who would pay money for unproven results... wait never mind,,, the stimulus package did pass congress...

7:11 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger (JaySr) said...

BTW, DL, about your clothing line. Is it Bounty, Brawny, or Wal-Mart? In this economy, I'm looking to save some money next time I purchase some new clothes.

7:13 PM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

Just a little perspective... the stimulus package is about 900 billion. we have about 300 million Americans... so every American now owes $3000.00... So I have 4 in my house, which is $12,000.00 in additional debt just for my house. What is your share? starts to get scary when you think about it in those terms...

7:16 PM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

Rice Paper...

It’s editable...

Sorry,, you took me there...

7:17 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger (JaySr) said...

Dear Leader-
Bryce's agent was blabbering from a stance of ignorance. As an intelligent Hottie informed us the other day, CFL teams, yes entire TEAMS, have a salary cap of $4.2 million. So chances of Mr. Brown becoming an instant millionaire above the 49th parallel are about the same as a Korean's chances above the 38th.

7:17 PM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

ahhh,,, some reason. Maybe our teams need that kind of cap....

7:18 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

so Ziemba is back up over 300? Sweet! How's his knee rehab coming along?

7:18 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

I wonder if we could impose that kind of cap on $pUAT?

7:21 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

forget his knee, are ziemba's hearing aids working? "the snap was on second sound , dammit!"

7:25 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

Pain can blow your concentration, not to mention a screwed up offense. A healthy Ziemba will be AUsome.

7:32 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

true 'nuff, nova.

7:58 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

WOW! Anyone watching the Memphis/Gonzaga game? That would be an awesome atmosphere to play a game in...

8:06 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

those rims sound loose...

8:09 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

Is that game in Spokane D. Miller? I don't see any Gonzaga logos on the floor.

8:22 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

yes... in Spokane

8:32 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

This has nothing to do with Auburn, or anything about sports, but it's too funny not to share.

8:37 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Barkely - Greg and I just died laughing over this. Too funny. I'm posting it to my Facebook.

AUMom - Love the front page quote.

8:53 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

Is this real life?


8:56 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I know! That is just too funny. He could win money with that video on one of those goofy vid shows.

8:57 PM  
Blogger gatiger said...

Omnica, I expect your sister and my daughter will each be getting beads from the same parade.

8:58 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Oh yeah??? I'm hoping getting beads at that parade is different than getting in them nawlins. :-)

9:04 PM  
Blogger §teveFC (Live² pÙnt) said...

I once recalled a trip to the dentist when I was very young. Suddenly I recalled a strange feeling that I had when I was very young. It was then I realized how tragic it was that I couldn't appreciate a good buz when I was young. I suppose you have to mature a bit to appreciate it.

9:09 PM  
Blogger gatiger said...

Given the locale and that it's my daughter, I certainly hope so.

9:10 PM  
Blogger gatiger said...

G'night folks. Waking up before 6a and running quite a few miles makes a gatiger right tired.

9:12 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

Good evening to the Hotties. I am punishing myself by watching Memphis and Gonzaga.

9:14 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

Either Memphis is really good, or Gonzaga is really bad.

Tennessee fans are saying today's loss was the worst of the Pearl era.

9:15 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

Ok, Gonzaga is really bad.

9:17 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

Guess Lebo saved his job for one more game as he was actually able to grab victory from the jaws of defeat.

9:18 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

Gonzaga = not good

Memphis = UNLVesque defense

9:25 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

Memphis is definitely playing D tonight. Tyrik Evans is diaper dandy.

9:29 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

A question: if Lebo is late to the game, what happens?

9:33 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

he gets an extension....

9:49 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

Hair extensions?

9:50 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...


9:52 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

D-Miller ... I think you'll get your wish ... need to make a wish list for successors.

9:59 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

I've wished for a lot of things lately... you gotta be more pacific

10:02 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

New coach ...

10:03 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

gotcha... I'm workin' on a list... Taking JGT's list in mind as well. I like the Sutton mention he made on the radio the other day.

10:05 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

1 - Anthony Grant (VCU)
2 - Brad Stephens (Butler)
3 - Sean Miller (Xavier)
4 - Brian Gregory (Dayton)
5 - Travis Ford (UMass)
6 - Scott Sutton (Oral Roberts) [although may be a year too early]
7 - Brad Brownell (Wright St)
8 - Keno Davis (Drake) [may need a year or two more seasoning]
8 - Gib Arnold (asst @ USC)
9 - Jim O'Brien

10:27 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

O'Brien's the best coach on that list ... T. Ford is now at Ok. STate, which would be funny since we looted them for football

10:44 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

Miller is not gettable.

I don't think Grant is, either.

The others, I don't know if they are or not.

10:45 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

I doubt Grant would consider it... probably not Stephens or Miller either...
I forgot Ford was at OkSU, scratch...
So, in reality start the list with Gregory and Sutton...

O'Brien is the best coach, but has been out of coaching for a while due to the coaching restrictions he was placed under after the indiscretions at tOSU... I believe the restrictions were lifted this year or this past year (he may be coaching at some small school now)...
Keno is interesting, he's done well at Drake... but he's only been a head coach for 1 or 2 years period...may be too soon.

10:53 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

I was in Knoxville the night o'brien coached cliff out of his pants.

i was impressed.

11:01 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Found this little quote... quite humorous!

"How much more patience does Auburn (11-7, 1-3) extend Jeff Lebo? He runs through players like Kelvin Sampson runs through phone calls, but so far the results are mediocre."

11:02 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

Hopefully, we'll get a good one.

Good night.

11:03 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

No doubt O'Brien can coach...
But, would AU take the gamble considering recent pasts (O'Brien's and AU's)??

11:04 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

Hey guys

11:48 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Good Sunday morning to all! Great win for the men yesterday. So now what are the odds of Lebo's return next season?

7:19 AM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

I'd say 33.3 percent.

Got some losses ahead: LSU (twice), State (twice), probably Arkansas and at Alabama. Plus one in the SEC tournament. Of course, I may forgetten that we've already played these teams.

7:29 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Jim O'Brien didn't leave OSU under the best of circumstances.

Yes, he's a good coach, but not sure how quickly the NCAA would set up shop at Auburn if he were hired.

Unfortunately I'm afraid it won't matter and we'll be stuck with Lebo.

9:18 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...


Unfortunately I was also in Knoxville when we failed to show up vs Ohio State.

9:19 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

New thread up, though it's not exactly groundbreaking.

See you all around 1:45 p.m. live from Coleman Coliseum.

10:39 AM  

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