February 15, 2008

Tigers back on road after week off

After a week off to lick their wounds, Auburn returns to action Saturday afternoon at Ole Miss trying to break a five-game SEC losing streak.

The Tigers are coming off an 83-63 home loss to Mississippi State but are just one game behind the third-place Rebels in the SEC West standings. Ole Miss has also been struggling, losing five of its last six games including an 80-77 loss at Auburn Jan. 19.

With AU head coach Jeff Lebo mostly using just six scholarship players in his rotation, he's cut down on practices this week.

"You have to go with feel more than anything else," said Lebo. "There are things that we can get better in that we can improve upon that you have to stay demanding in what they do. More than anything else, I think like most people at this time of the year, practices are still hard. They are just not as long. We'll shorten it up a little bit."

Despite AU's earlier win over OM, the Rebels present a formidable matchup problem for the Tigers with senior forwards Dwayne Curtis and Kenny Williams patrolling the paint.

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