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Tre Donaldson (3), Johni Broome (4), and Wendell Green Jr. (1) during the game between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Auburn Tigers at Legacy Arena in Birmingham, AL on Thursday, Mar 16, 2023. Steven Leonard/Auburn Tigers Alabama News
Broome dominates against Iowa as Auburn advances

“We've played a really tough schedule, and we lost to a lot of teams that were favored and were better than us,” said Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl. “ Even though we've lost some games, I was proud of them for competing. I want them to know that they're good enough.”

Wendell Green Jr. (1) during the game between the #3 Alabama Crimson Tide and the Auburn Tigers at Neville Arena in Auburn, AL on Saturday, Feb 11, 2023. Alabama News
Auburn faces familiar challenges in matchup with Iowa

Auburn will be facing another team that has a size advantage.

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Alabama tops final AP college basketball poll of 2022-2023 season

The day after earning the top overall seed in the NCAA Tournament and winning the SEC Championship, the University of Alabama basketball team finished the 2022-2023 season as the No. 1 team in the country.

Head Coach Bruce Pearl during the game between the Arkansas Razorbacks and the  Auburn Tigers at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville , TN on Thursday, Mar 9, 2023. Zach Bland/Auburn Tigers Alabama News
Auburn selected as No. 9 seed in NCAA Tournament, will play No. 8 Iowa in Birmingham

Just like the days of the Iron Bowl at Legion Field, the center of college athletics in Alabama will once again be in Birmingham this week as the city will host Auburn and Alabama for the NCAA Tournament. The Tigers are a No. 9 seed, and will face Iowa. Birmingham will host portions of the first and second rounds of the South and Midwest Regions.

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Weekend Recap: Auburn baseball drops series vs. Southeastern Louisiana

The weekend started on the right track, with a 7-1 win over Southeastern Lousiana (11-5) on Friday, but the Lions battled back and took home both games of Saturday's doubleheader, securing a series win.

Mar 4, 2022; Auburn, AL, USA; between Auburn and Florida at Neville Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Shannon/AU Athletics Alabama News
Auburn gymnastics soars on senior night, scores 197.600

It was already going to be a big night for the No. 9 Auburn Tigers.

K.D. Johnson (0) during the game between the Arkansas Razorbacks and the  Auburn Tigers at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville , TN on Thursday, Mar 9, 2023. Zach Bland/Auburn Tigers Alabama News
Auburn goes one-and-done in SEC Tournament, awaits Selection Sunday

It was a different story from last year, but the same result for Auburn (20-12, 10-8 SEC), who has gone one-and-done in the SEC Tournament for the second year in a row, dropping a second-round matchup with Arkansas 76-73. The Razorbacks (20-12, 8-10 SEC) will move on and look to strengthen their NCAA Tournament resume, while the Tigers will look to regroup and prepare for the madness of March.

Credit: Jacob Taylor/Auburn Athletics Alabama News
Bryson Ware's hot streak continues in Auburn win over UAB

With SEC play just under two weeks away, Auburn has seven games in seven days and the non-conference test began with a Tuesday night matchup against UAB. The in-state rivals, and coached by former Auburn great Casey Dunn, have struggled as of late and put up a fight, but the Tigers were able to shut down the UAB offense and get some hits of their own, winning 4-1. 

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No. 13 Auburn rides late-game heroics to sweep Lipscomb

It was not always an easy weekend, but the Tigers secured the sweep of Lipscomb with an eighth inning three-run homer from Bryson Ware sealing the final Sunday victory. Auburn moves to 9-1-1 as the non-conference slate rolls along this week.

Cassie Stevens before her beam routine in meet between Auburn gymnastics and NC State. | credit Elaina Eichorn / Auburn Athletics Alabama News
No. 9 Auburn gymnastics rests Suni Lee and falls in Lexington to No. 12 Kentucky

What was already going to be a difficult meet became even stranger as severe weather forced what would have been another Top-15 Friday night heights matchup for the Auburn Tigers to be postponed to Saturday at 11 a.m. CST. Auburn head coach Jeff Graba had already planned on resting Sunisa Lee on some floor, but with the added delay, senior day coming up and the postseason right around the corner, Graba decided to rest Lee for the entire meet.

Wendell Green Jr. (1) during the game between the Tennessee Volunteers and the Auburn Tigers at Neville Arena in Auburn, AL on Saturday, Mar 4, 2023. Zach Bland/Auburn Tigers Alabama News
Wendell Green, Jr. bounces back again as Auburn takes down No. 12 Tennessee

Auburn has faced must-win after must-win in the last month, and it has been more disappointment than excitement for the Tigers. Losers of eight of their last 11, the Tigers needed a win to not only go into the SEC Tournament with momentum, but also send the seniors out on top. Auburn(20-11, 10-8 SEC) did both, earning a crucial Quad 1 win, taking down No. 12 Tennessee(22-8, 11-7 SEC) 79-70. 

Derrian Gobourne on floor (Zach Bland / Auburn Athletics) Alabama News
Derrian Gobourne earns another accolade as Auburn gymnastics looks for solid score on the road

Derrian Gobourne has done it again. The fifth-year senior has earned another weekly accolade, being named SEC Specialist of the Week after scoring a 9.9 on vault and a pair of 9.95s on floor and bars during the Tigers' win over Georgia last week. 

K.D. Johnson (0) during the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Auburn Tigers at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, AL on Wednesday, Mar 1, 2023. Steven Leonard/Auburn Tigers Alabama News
KD Johnson scores 21 in Auburn loss to Alabama

Auburn surrendered its 17-point lead, lost Johni Broome to foul trouble and Dylan Cardwell to an injury, and still, the Tigers had a chance to win in regulation.

Bri Ellis (77) during the game between the North Dakota State Bison-Merrimack Warriors and the Auburn Tigers at Jane B. Moore Field in Auburn, AL on Saturday, Feb 25, 2023. Alabama News
Auburn softball's Bri Ellis named SEC Player of the Week

Only three weeks into the season, Bri Ellis has earned her first SEC Player of the Week award after going 10-14 from the plate in Auburn softball's six games last week.

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Auburn's Ike Irish named SEC Freshman of the Week for second consecutive week

After notching a league-best 11 hits in the four-game stretch last week, Ike Irish is now 2-for-2 on SEC Freshman of the Week awards. The freshman and designated hitter has been dominant behind the plate, providing multiple hits in each of the four games against North Alabama and USC, leading the Tigers to a 3-0-1 record during the week. 

Febuary 25, 2023; Auburn, AL, USA; K.D. Johnson (0) during the game between the Auburn Tigers and the Kentucky Wildcats at Rupp Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steven Leonard/AU Athletics Alabama News
Auburn dominated on the glass in worst loss since 2016

With three difficult games left on the schedule, and a team that was narrowly avoiding the bubble, Auburn(19-10, 9-7 SEC) needed to build off of the momentum from the Ole Miss win and compete in Rupp Arena. Instead, what was a close game quickly turned into complete domination as the Tigers fell to the Wildcats(20-9, 11-5 SEC) 86-54. 

Derrian Gobourne on floor during meet between the Auburn Tigers and NC State Wolfpack at Neville Arena in Auburn, AL on Friday, Jan 27, 2023. Taylor Sondgeroth/Auburn Tigers Alabama News
Auburn Gymnastics back on track, scores 197.550 at home

“This year’s team has a lot of scoring potential, as much as we did last year,” said Auburn head coach Jeff Graba. “It’s just a matter of settling down and believing in ourselves and getting to the point where we expect it to happen a certain way.”

Sophia Groth during Auburn's meet vs. LSU. (Zach Bland / Auburn Athletics) Alabama News
Sophia Groth, Tigers prepared to hit their stride at the right time

Even on a short week and following the lowest score of the season, the No. 7 Tigers are ready to turn the page at the right time, with three meets to go before the SEC Tournament in Duluth. 

Wendell Green Jr. (1) during the game between the Ole Miss Rebels and the  Auburn Tigers at Nevile Arena in Auburn, AL on Wednesday, Feb 22, 2023. Zach Bland/Auburn Tigers Alabama News
Auburn sweeps Ole Miss; Wendell Green Jr. shines in 'must-win' game

No win in the SEC comes easily, and while it was not always pretty, Auburn took down Ole Miss 78-74, clinching the season sweep of the Rebels.

Ike Irish during Auburn Baseball series vs. Indiana. Alabama News
Auburn's Ike Irish named SEC Co-Freshman of the Week following opening weekend performance

After the first weekend series of his Auburn career, Ike Irish has already earned the first accolade of what could be a promising career.

Derrian Gobourne on floor Alabama News
No. 5 Auburn gymnastics rests stars Suni Lee and Derrian Gobourne, falls to No. 16 Missouri

With Derrian Gobourne not competing on floor, and Suni Lee competing in just two of four events, it was a rest night for the Auburn Tigers as they took on Missouri.

Johni Broome (4) during the game between the Vanderbilt Commodores and the  Auburn Tigers at Memorial Gymnasium in Auburn, AL on Saturday, Feb 18, 2023. Alabama News
Broome and Williams combine for 37, but Auburn unable to secure win in Nashville

In a big day for the SEC, with a huge win for Alabama and a critical victory for Kentucky in Rupp, Auburn’s NCAA Tournament resume took a significant blow with a loss to Vanderbilt in Nashville.

Cassie Stevens before her beam routine in meet between Auburn gymnastics and NC State. | credit Elaina Eichorn / Auburn Athletics Alabama News
Cassie Stevens continues to star in senior season on the Plains

On a team with an Olympian and the Queen of Auburn gymnastics and a season built around returning to the Final Four for the second appearance in program history, Cassie Stevens has become a star in her own right. 

Johni Broome (4) during the game between the Missouri Tigers and the Auburn Tigers at Neville Arena in Auburn, AL on Tuesday, Feb 14, 2023. Zach Bland/Auburn Tigers Alabama News
Auburn dominates in crucial 'must-win' game against Missouri

In what Bruce Pearl called a “must-win” game, the Tigers (18-8, 8-5 SEC) not only defeated but completely dominated Missouri (19-7, 7-6 SEC) in a wire-to-wire victory at Neville Arena. Auburn jumped out to a 19-2 first-half lead against the Tigers of the SEC East, and from there the result was rarely in doubt. Auburn is back in the win column after an impressive 89-56 victory, as the road to the NCAA Tournament continues. 

Oct 16, 2022; Panama City, Fl, USA; Maddie Penta (9) throws the pitch during the game between Auburn and Golf Coast State at Joe Tom King Field . Grayson Belanger/AU Athletics Alabama News
Maddie Penta named SEC Pitcher of the Week; No. 21 Auburn starts season 4-1

In what is likely the first award of many this season, Maddie Penta has been named the SEC Pitcher of the Week after a stellar opening weekend. Penta combined for three shutouts during the five game opening weekend for the Tigers.

Auburn Gymnastics vs. NC State on Friday, Jan 27, 2023. Taylor Sondgeroth/Auburn Tigers Alabama News
Auburn sets high scores on bars and floor, takes down No. 9 LSU

Jungle Village was already populated with hundreds of people in tents set up yesterday, but there was still a packed house on hand to witness another Top-10 matchup for Auburn gymnastics. The No. 15 Tigers set a season-high on the floor and bars on the way to a 197.750 team score, defeating No. 9 LSU. 

Sunisa Lee in meet between Auburn Gymnastics and Alabama Gymnastics. Alabama News
Suni Lee wins another SEC Gymnast of the Week award; Auburn gymnastics now back in top 5

After another historic night in the career of Suni Lee, the sophomore gymnast was named SEC Gymnast of the Week for the third time this season. It was a great night for Lee and her team, with the Auburn legend scoring two more perfect 10s and Auburn securing a season-high score. The Tigers could not get the win over their rivals, but it was a good step for Lee and the team. 

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