Auburn Basketball: Not Pretty, but Still 2-0

Rick GillispieCorrespondent IINovember 16, 2011

ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 10:  Head coach Tony Barbee reacts during their 51 to 69 loss to the Georgia Bulldogs during the first round of the SEC Men's Basketball Tournament at the Georgia Dome on March 10, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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The Auburn Tigers might not win pretty but heck, a win is a win. After starting last year 0-3, a 2-0 start this year is a blessing. Coach Tony Barbee is hoping for a better season than his first one last year for the Tigers. Barbee went 11-20 in his first season with Auburn, after going 82-52 at UTEP.

Auburn has defeated McNeese State by 18 and Kennesaw State by 13. Lead by juniors Rob Chubb and Frankie Sullivan the Tigers looked poised for a decent start this year. With Chubb pacing the team in scoring and rebounds, look for the Tigers to try and make some waves in the SEC this year.

There is no reason why the Tigers shouldn't be at 10 wins before conference play begins. I don't see the Tigers being a NCAA tournament team, but a berth in the NIT or other postseason tournaments is a possibility.

Auburn is off till next Friday when they battle Nicholls State.  The Tigers first test of the season should come Dec. 2 at Seton Hall. Games at Hawaii and Florida State will also be tough games for the Tigers before conference play begins on Jan. 7.