Alex Husting | Sports Writer
In rebuilding a basketball program, some moments are significant for a coach who seeks to build a consistent program. The 2020 recruiting cycle could be one of the more important in Auburn basketball history.
This upcoming season will be Gus Malzahn's eighth at the helm as fans and media alike continue to debate the temperature of his hot seat. In reality, this season presents another opportunity for Malzahn to continue to cement his status as one of Auburn Football’s greatest coaches and silence the critics.
This past Saturday’s game between the No. 17 Auburn Tigers and the No. 13 Kentucky Wildcats was one of the most highly anticipated games in the history of Auburn basketball. With College GameDay coming to Auburn for the first time in the program’s history, the hype surrounding this game reached another level entirely. While the game itself lived up to the hype, the 12-15 hours that some fans experienced before the game did not come close.
Despite the loss this past weekend, Auburn still has a lot to play for including a potential appearance in a New Year's Six bowl.
Brown also took home the Bednarik Player of the Week award for top defensive player in the country for his efforts.