February 21, 2007

Auburn gets much needed win over Arkansas

Auburn's big 67-59 win against Arkansas on Wednesday night snapped a four-game losing streak and gave head coach Jeff Lebo some much-needed peace.

Ironically, Lebo can thank War for the win.

"War" is the name of the Tigers' most physical rebounding drill, in which players spend most of practice boxing each other out over and over.

It's not a drill for the faint-hearted: There are plenty of bruises and scratches dished out as players battle for position under the boards.

"It's been football," is the way forward Josh Dollard described the last few days of practice. "That's exactly it.

"We had three straight days where we just rebounded. Guards getting beat down, big men getting beat down. It helped us tonight."

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