Listen, I know we’re talking about a program that — despite counting the likes of Charles Barkley, Chuck Person, and Wesley Person amongst its alumni — has hardly a modicum of basketball tradition, but this is getting ridiculous.
New coach Tony Barbee isn’t yet finding the same success he had at UTEP, where he went 82-52 over four seasons, including a Tourney appearance last year.
No, following Saturday night’s 62-59 loss to Presbyterian, Barbee and Auburn are now 3-7 on the year, and despite 8 of those 10 games being played at home.
Oh, and it’s not like the odds have been firmly stacked against the SEC West squad either. Just look at who’s doing the damage…