Auburn was the latest Tide opponent not to reach the 60-pt. mark as Bama’s smothering defense continues to be the difference in SEC play.
A capacity crowd of 9,121, fresh off an afternoon worship service in Jordan-Hare Stadium welcomed the SEC co-leading Crimson Tide into its new arena, rabid from a day long orgasm of shoulder rubbing with Abarn dignitaries and heroes.
It’s worthy to note that an ongoing NCAA investigation continues, ultimately determining whether or not that orgasm will end up being just a cold day outdoors in the sun.
The basketball game even had the feel of a football Saturday on the plains. Like their football thugs…er…brothers, Auburn’s basketball squad was fortunate enough to play one of their toughest games of the year within the friendly confines of campus.
And also like football Saturdays in Lee County, toward the end of the game (which was nip and tuck throughout) plenty of empty seats could be seen in the arena.
But in the end, the Tide had the last say on the day, extending a five-point lead into a double-digit victory on the road in the SEC, saying goodbye for another year to that putrid, over-sized interlocking AU at mid-court…the perfect remedy when physician’s orders call for one to induce vomiting.
With the win the Crimson Tide advanced to 4-1 in the SEC, its best start in league play since the 2005-2006 season. Alabama holds a game and a half lead over Mississippi State in the SEC West, and shares the overall first-place spot with the Florida Gators in the league.
Auburn is now 0-5 in conference play and dead last in the SEC sporting a 7-12 record for their hotly anticipated new head man, Tony Barbee. Jeff Lebo could not be reached for comment, but it appears the new hire is really paying off.
Also of note, Bama now holds an 86-57 lead in the series, though some Auburn fans were heard muttering while leaving the arena that none of that record mumbo-jumbo mattered before 1982. Alabama holds a 1-0 advantage in Auburn Arena.
The Tide will have a week off before hosting LSU next Saturday, January 29th.
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