auburn basketball

Auburn to “hoop it up” Friday

AUBURN, Ala. (auburntigers.com)– The third year of the Bruce Pearl era begins Friday as Auburn basketball opens practice for the 2016-17 season at Auburn Arena. The Tigers feature six returnees along with six highly-touted newcomers. “Back in the day, there used to be a hard Oct. 15 date, and we all looked forward to it,” said Pearl. “We had double…

Cancun Challenge tip times announced for Auburn hoops

AUBURN, Ala. – Auburn will play Texas Tech, a 2016 NCAA Tournament participant, in the Cancun Challenge on Nov. 22 at 5 pm CT at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya. The Tigers will play either nationally-ranked Purdue or Utah State, which play at 7:30 pm CT, in the championship/consolation at 5 pm/7:30 pm CT on Nov. 23. All four…

Auburn basketball 2016-17 SEC schedule announced

AUBURN, Ala. (auburntigers.com) – Auburn basketball opens its 18-game SEC schedule for the 2016-17 season prior to January for the first time in 28 years with a Dec. 29 home game vs. Georgia on ESPNU, the SEC announced on Tuesday. The Tigers play their three common SEC opponents Alabama, Georgia and Ole Miss home-and-home along with LSU and Missouri. Auburn…

Fmr Auburn hoops trio sign pro contracts

AUBURN, Ala. (auburntigers.com) – Three former Auburn basketball players have signed professional contracts in Europe,  Cinmeon Bowers with Yalova of the Turkish Basketball League and KT Harrell with Mens Sana 1871 in SerieA2 in Italy. Last week, Kenny Gabriel signed a one-year $1 million contract with PBC Lokomotiv Kuban, a Russian professional basketball team in the VTB United League and Euroleague. Bowers averaged 11.4 points and 9.6 rebounds per game over the last two seasons at Auburn. The…

Auburn at TCU hoops SEC/Big 12 Challenge on ESPNU

AUBURN, Ala. (auburntigers.com) – Auburn at TCU in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge for men’s basketball will be televised on ESPNU at 5 pm CT on Jan. 28, 2017, it was announced Monday. It is the fourth consecutive season for the Tigers to appear in the event. The fourth annual event matches all 10 of the Big 12 members against 10…

One of nation’s top non-conference schedules awaits Auburn Basketball

AUBURN, Ala. (auburntigers.com) – Auburn Basketball will face one of the toughest non-conference schedules in the nation in 2016-17 against NCAA Final Four Oklahoma, at UConn, Texas Tech, North Florida, at UAB and a possible game against No. 12 Purdue in the Cancun Challenge, third-year head coach Bruce Pearl announced Wednesday. Games vs. Boston College, at TCU, Coastal Carolina, Mercer and…

Auburn hoops to play at TCU in SEC/Big 12 Challenge

AUBURN, Ala. (auburntigers.com) – Auburn Basketball will appear in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge for the fourth consecutive season when it plays at TCU on Jan. 28, 2017. The fourth annual event matches all 10 of the Big 12 members against 10 of the 14 teams from the Southeastern Conference. Each conference will host five games with the network assignments and…

Auburn hoops signs Presbyterian transfer DeSean Murray

AUBURN, Ala. (auburntigers.com) – Big South Conference leading scorer and two-time all-conference selection DeSean Murray, a 6-foot-4, 225-pound forward from Presbyterian College, will transfer to Auburn University and play basketball with two years of eligibility remaining after redshirting this upcoming season, head coach Bruce Pearl announced on Monday. An All-Big South Conference first-team selection as a sophomore this past season,…

Shamsid-Deen, Reed end Auburn basketball careers

AUBURN, Ala. (auburntigers.com) – Auburn’s Tahj Shamsid-Deen has ended his basketball career while Trayvon Reed will not return, head coach Bruce Pearl announced on Friday. Shamsid-Deen played in only five games this past season because of injury as he separated his surgically repaired right shoulder on Nov. 27 vs. Northwestern State. He missed the season opener with a shoulder injury…