AUBURN, Ala. – Auburn, who has no playoffs to look forward to, has at least something to celebrate as March approaches.
Allen Flanigan scored 23 points, a season-high, and seven rebounds to lead the Tigers to a 77-72 victory over 25th Tennessee on Saturday. Auburn (12-13, 6-10 Southeastern Conference) broke a three-game losing streak despite first-year point guard Sharife Cooper missing a second straight game with a left ankle injury.
“There was not much joy in Mudville after gamesbut you can see the kids just haven’t left, ”said Auburn coach Bruce Pearl, whose team play under a self-imposed postseason ban and is not a candidate. at the NCAA tournament.
“And somehow we were the most excited team to play, which is really,…
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