Observations: Alabama 94, Auburn 90

Can a home rivalry loss ever feel like a win? Of course not. But with a sensational Sharife Cooper now freed, the Tigers should be close to it.

PG Sharife Cooper (Shanna Lockwood/Auburn Athletics)

A home loss to a hated rival, when the game was close in the final minutes, is never going to feel good.

But Auburn basketball might have broken the record for most positive feelings after what, on paper, should look like a gut punch of a loss Saturday afternoon.

Auburn dropped to 0-4 in SEC play with a …

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