Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Basketball look in

Better have that jump hook working tonight, Chubb.

After opening the season with losses to arguably the two best SEC teams, Auburn bounced back to win a tough game at home to Ole Miss in overtime over the weekend. Tonight the Tigers go on the road again to face a suprisingly tough LSU team.

Tony Barbee may have found the right fit against Kentucky last week. The Tigers switched to a match up zone the gave the Wildcats fits all night. And judging on what I've seen from college basketball in 2012, no one seems to have a decent zone offense in the SEC, so I think the Tigers have a good opportunity to be successful.

Offeensively, Auburn suffers from shooting woes, especsially if Frankie Sullivan is cold. Rob Chubb has been inconsistent all year on the post, but he is palying better recently, as long as he can stay out of foul trouble.

All in all, this team is so much better than last year's version that we have to be pretty optimistic about the future of AU hoops. Tony Barbee contiues to bring in top shelf recruits that wouldn't have even bothered when Jeff Lebo was coaching the Tigers.

I still expect a rocky rest of the season, especially on the road, but look for Auburn to be very tough at home.

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