December 15, 2007

Tiger hoops back in action

After a long layoff, Auburn finally returns to the hardwood Saturday as they travel to Mobile to face Southern in the Coors Classic.

The 10-day break hasn't exactly been a good one for the Tigers who are still stinging from lopsided loss to West Virginia, spent the last week taking finals and continue to be hit hard by the injury bug.

Injuries to Boubacar Sylla (ankle) and Lucas Hargrove (broken hand) have made practices tough as AU's been forced to use several walk-ons to fill out a practice squad.

Both Sylla and Hargrove are expected to be out for at least another three weeks.

"It has been hard," said head coach Jeff Lebo. "We have had a layoff. We have had injuries. We have had to limit our practice time a little bit, focusing more on the academic side finishing up."

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