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With Auburn's NCAA Tournament run done, attention is turning to coach Bruce Pearl.

Auburn sports: Bruce Pearl on his future; baseball has midweek matchup

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What about Bruce Pearl? 

Now that Auburn basketball’s season is finished many are starting to seriously consider Bruce Pearl’s future on the Plains.

The coach addressed his status at Auburn after the Tigers’ NCAA Tournament loss to Clemson, but nothing was definite.

All of that will be decided in the weeks and months to come. Someone is going to have a tough decision to make. The future of Auburn basketball looks bright and Pearl is responsible for much of that shine.

If you missed it, check out what Pearl had to say in San Diego right here:

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To Georgia, then Kentucky 

Auburn baseball fans have enjoyed a string of home games, but now it’s time to leave Plainsman Park. The Tigers will travel to Georgia Tech on Tuesday and then to Lexington, Ky., for a three-game weekend series against Kentucky.

Freshman southpaw Jack Owen will start Tuesday for Auburn, 19-2 this season.

Butch Thompson’s team showed the collegiate baseball world last weekend it intends to compete with top programs  as Auburn took its home series against Texas A&M. Now it’s time to build on the best record since the late 90s.

Casey Mize does it again 

Remember last week when Casey Mize was named the SEC Pitcher of the Week? Well, the conference awarded the junior that honor again on Monday.

Against the Aggies last weekend, Mize tied his career high with 13 strikeouts while allowing 1 run on 5 hits in 7⅓ innings. He was the first SEC pitcher to earn the weekly honor back-to-back since Vanderbilt’s Carson Fulmer in  2015.

Mize didn’t walk anyone for the second straight start as he set Auburn up for its series win over Texas A&M. He’s the first Auburn pitcher to win five consecutive starts since Tim Hudson did so in 1997.

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