A closer look at ‘the most ambitious non-conference schedule' for Auburn basketball

Bruce Pearl spoke highly of the Tigers' finalized noncon slate. And, judging by preseason projections, there are a lot of good reasons why.

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Bruce Pearl knows how to sell an opponent.

It’s a gift that every coach in basically every sport has, to some degree — talk up your competition. It’s a sign of respect. It’s also a way to highlight just how difficult the challenge your team faces will be, whether the target audience is made up of fans, media members, your…

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