Auburn sports: Catching up on Tuesday analysis; golf within striking distance
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Catching up on articles from Tuesday
Several Auburn players enjoyed the 2018 NFL Draft, but that’s really nothing new. That’s been the case since coach Gus Malzahn took over on the Plains.
If you missed this post Tuesday from SEC Country’s own Justin Ferguson, be sure to check it out. Since many fans grade a program’s success by its professional-bound players, this might be notable to some Tigers fans.
If you’re bored with the offseason already and uninterested in the NBA playoffs, this is the article you certainly want to read.
How much has Auburn football’s NFL production improved under Gus Malzahn? A lot more than you may think. https://t.co/u9JNNHrBYU
— Justin Ferguson (@JFergusonAU) May 15, 2018
In other Auburn news:
- On the beat: How much has Auburn football’s NFL production improved under Malzahn?
- With several DT departures expected, what is Auburn’s recruiting plan?
- Should Auburn football players be allowed to transfer within the SEC?
- Two Auburn coaches visit key commit, target in Georgia.
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More golf in Norman
No. 7 Auburn was led by junior Trace Crowe and sophomore Jovan Rebula on the second day of the NCAA Norman Regional on Tuesday.
The Tigers are tied for fourth and well within striking distance after 36 holes at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club.
Crowe was just one of 11 golfers to shoot in the 60s and currently is in a tie for third individually. Rebula is sitting comfortably at 29th overall. Freshman Wells Padgett and senior Ben Schlottman concluded things for Auburn with rounds of 73 (+1) and 74 (+2), respectively. The Tigers are tied with BYU. The top five teams following the final round will advance to the NCAA Championship that will begin on May 25.
Round 2⃣ is complete and the Tigers find themselves within striking distance of the lead at the NCAA Norman Regional. 👊
— Auburn Men's Golf (@AuburnMGolf) May 16, 2018
Looking toward weekend
Auburn tried but failed to pull off the season sweep of Troy on the road on Tuesday night. The Tigers jumped out to an early lead, but eventually the Trojans battled back with a 4-run explosion in the sixth inning (and a pair of 2-run innings after that).
Troy’s CJ Carter earned the win after striking out a trio of Auburn batters in 2⅓ innings pitched. On the flip side of that, Calvin Coker took the loss after allowing 3 hits and 2 runs in just more than an inning on the mound.
The Tigers are back in action to finish off the regular season against LSU this weekend at Plainsman Park.
FINAL | Auburn 5, Troy 9
Tigers wrap up the regular season with a three-game series vs. LSU beginning Thursday at 6 p.m. CT at Plainsman Park.#WarEagle
— Auburn Baseball (@AuburnBaseball) May 16, 2018
Tweet of the day
Oh, and the blocks are just the beginning in the Anfernee McLemore story.
With 73 blocks last season, @akmclemore had the most rejections by any player in the nation to play in less than 30 games.
— Auburn Basketball (@AuburnMBB) May 15, 2018
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