January 22, 2007

Big night on tap as Auburn hosts No. 12 Bama

Jeff Lebo knows how important the Auburn-Alabama basketball rivalry is.

After three years as the Tigers' head coach, Lebo has had plenty of reminders. That's one reason why he's looking forward to Tuesday's home game against the Crimson Tide.

"Any time Auburn and Alabama get together in any sport, it's big," he said. "Certainly, this one is no different."

Tuesday night's game just might be the biggest in the Lebo era at AU.

This year's team is unquestionably Lebo's best since his arrival on the Plains. The Tigers have steadily improved since late December, when forward Quan Prowell and guard Kelvin Lewis made their debuts.

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