Caleb Jones | Sports Reporter
On senior night, Unique Thompson and Auburn were unable to pull off the upset over No. 16 Arkansas losing 74-69. “Whenever I look back on my years here, I can honestly say I did give it everything I had,” Thompson said. “I don’t have any regrets."
Behind a parade of solo home runs from a trio of Tigers and a five-inning, one-hit bid from Richard Fitts, Auburn won 6-1 in game two against Presbyterian.
On Friday, Auburn baseball was back at Plainsman Park for its first game in 344 days. Opening Day saw new faces emerge, Judd Ward had four hits and Cody Greenhill struck out six in Auburn's 14-3 win over Presbyterian.
Auburn basketball will have to wait before it plays another game inside Auburn Arena. The contest against Mississippi State originally scheduled for Tuesday night has been postponed to Thursday at 4 p.m. CST due to inclement weather, the SEC released in a statement on Monday.
u201cVery disappointing,u201d said head coach Bruce Pearl. u201cYou canu2019t give up 52 points in a half and expect to win a basketball game, let alone making history. Kentucky made shots. They outplayed us and as a result, they get the victory.u201d
On Thursday, the SEC released its 2021 Baseball Preseason Coaches Poll along with its first and second-teams all-SEC. Auburn was picked to finish sixth in the SEC west; Rankin Woley and Ryan Bliss were selected to the first-team all-SEC.
Despite another double-double by Unique Thompson, Auburn was defeated 74-54 by Georgia Thursday night.
Auburn makes the trip to Athens, Georgia, on Thursday to face its fourth Top 25 team in its last five games.
On Tuesday, Derrian Gobourne was named SEC Specialist of the Week following her performance against No. 2 LSU last Friday. She’s the first Auburn gymnast to earn a Gymnast of the Week honor this season.
With 13 seconds left in overtime and Auburn down by three, Sharife Cooper's 3-pointer hit the rim and bounced up in the air. Silence fell over the crowd as the ball hovered around the rim before bouncing and falling through the net to tie the game. Auburn Arena erupted in cheers, which was soon followed by silence when Ole Miss point guard Devontae Schuler knocked down a game-winning jumper as time expired.