March 1, 2007

AU going for division crown at Ole Miss

Jeff Lebo never doubted.

When the Auburn basketball team was mired in a four-game losing streak, being blown out at home by the likes of Ole Miss and nearing the bottom of the Southeastern Conference standings, Lebo kept the faith.

Lebo, AU's third-year head coach, believed in his players. And his faith paid off.

The Tigers snapped that four-game losing streak with a win. Then another. And another.

The win streak moved Auburn (17-13, 7-8 SEC) into a four-way tie for first place in the SEC's Western Division. Saturday's season finale at Ole Miss has the Tigers in an unexpected position: Potential West champion.

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