Observations: UCF 63, Auburn 55

If the St. Joe's and Gonzaga games showcased the good and the bad of a young Auburn basketball team, the UCF game was the ugly.

PF JT Thor (Cody Voga/Auburn Athletics)

There really was no way to open these Observations with anything other than Bruce Pearl’s opening comments.

“Well, that was ugly,” Pearl said. “Set the game of basketball back a few years.”

Defensively, Pearl continued, his team played much better Monday night than it did in a lopsided loss to Gonzaga last Friday. Of…

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