Will Sahlie | Sports Editor
No one around the Auburn baseball program has forgotten the feeling of last season’s agonizing defeat at the hands of Florida State in the Tallahassee Regional of the NCAA Tournament. The Tigers were one strike away from defeating the Seminoles and hosting a Super Regional inside Plainsman Park in Auburn with a chance to advance to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. Florida State would go on to rally and defeat the Tigers in back-to-back games to eliminate Auburn from the NCAA Tournament.
Despite a one-point loss to an up and coming Texas A&M squad, Auburn’s stay in the AP Top 10 will continue for at least another week.
Jared Harper tied a career-high with 24 points to go along with seven assists.
"Nobody works harder. Nobody is in the gym more. Nobody gets more shots than Davion."
"There's a chance we won't have him (against Georgia).”
The Tigers, who are 21-2 overall and 9-1 in the SEC, jumped into the top 10 in this week’s poll after knocking off Ole Miss and Vanderbilt last week.
Heron averaged 17.5 points and 10 rebounds Auburn's victories over Missouri and LSU.
After falling two spots in the AP Top 25 last week, Auburn reversed that trend this week and jumped the most spots of any team in the country.
"We didn't take advantage of the opportunity with Collin Sexton out," Pearl said. "We did not play well. Way too many times we came down and didn't execute."
Greene, who has served as Buffalo's AD since 2015, has made major strides for the school's athletic program, including raising funds for an $18 million indoor football practice facility.