Zach Tantillo | Sports Reporter
With the long gap between the next time Auburn will step on the field and now, it is the perfect time of the year for speculation, dissection and, most importantly, overreaction to Auburn’s A-Day.
It's unlikely the future starter will win his job from his performance at A-Day. It is far more likely that the answer will not come until fall camp.
“Incredible ball pressure forced Kentucky out a way. We didn't turn them over as much, but we were aggressive without fouling.”
Now it has come full circle with Auburn’s magical season at a crossroads with Kentucky on the mend, once again.
Auburn held its first scrimmage of the spring on Saturday with all running backs – minus Shaun Shivers – seeing time on the field.
On a team that knocked down 17 3-pointers, Purifoy led all players with four makes from behind the 3-point line for a season-high 12 points.
"What better opportunity to try and make history to go through Kansas and then try and go through North Carolina in Kansas which is a historic place for the NCAA tournament and the game of basketball.”
Auburn's offense appeared to be taking shape with the usage of some new personnel groupings and there seemed to be some separation in the quarterback battle in Wednesday's open practice.
Auburn set its NCAA Tournament record for made triples in a game.
“I took that first shot and I told my coaches, ‘I’m not going to miss anymore.’ After that first shot I didn’t miss anymore 3’s, I even got to the basket a little bit.”