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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Auburn seeks answer for offensive woes

Auburn will try to get off the SEC schneid tonight at Arkansas. Here's how today's story starts:
AUBURN, Ala. -- The effort is there. The offense is not.

At 0-5 in SEC play, Auburn’s has a long list of shortcomings in Tony Barbee’s first season as head coach, but none have been more striking than the Tigers’ inability to score.

“This isn’t baseball,” said Barbee, whose Tigers travel to Arkansas tonight at 9 (ESPNU). “You are not going to pitch many shutouts in college basketball.

“At the end of the day, you have to score the ball, and the team with the most points wins. We struggle to score, and it is what it is.”

Auburn is averaging only 62.5 points a game this season, something that hasn’t happened on the Plains since the 1961-62 season, more than two decades before the introduction of the shot clock and 3-point line in the college game.
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