Auburn basketball head coach Bruce pearl on winning rematch with Alabama

‘This place is different’: Auburn basketball head coach Bruce pearl on winning rematch with Alabama

Auburn basketball head coach Bruce Pearl spoke to the media following the Tigers’ 99-81 victory over Alabama in their Wednesday night rematch. “We had an advantage on the inside, obviously, with Jaylin Williams and Johni Broome and we got that ball, we were able to handle any of their perimeter pressure,” said Pearl.Williams scored a career-high 26 points and Broome had 24 to lead the Tigers into a tie atop the SEC.The Crimson Tide previously beat Auburn by just 4 points back in January, ending the team’s 11-game winning streak.This time it was Auburn grabbing a 14-point lead by halftime and never relinquishing control.”Defensively, I thought the kids did a phenomenal job,” said pWhile Coach Pearl was obviously thrilled with the game’s final score, he was blown away by the fan turnout.The crowd was amazing, the environment was tremendous,” said Pearl. “ESPN goes to a lot of a lot of great buildings, a lot of sellout crowds. This place is different.”Watch Coach Pearl’s full conference in the video player above.The Associated Press contributed to this report

Auburn basketball head coach Bruce Pearl spoke to the media following the Tigers’ 99-81 victory over Alabama in their Wednesday night rematch.

“We had an advantage on the inside, obviously, with Jaylin Williams and Johni Broome and we got that ball, we were able to handle any of their perimeter pressure,” said Pearl.

Williams scored a career-high 26 points and Broome had 24 to lead the Tigers into a tie atop the SEC.

The Crimson Tide previously beat Auburn by just 4 points back in January, ending the team’s 11-game winning streak.

This time it was Auburn grabbing a 14-point lead by halftime and never relinquishing control.

“Defensively, I thought the kids did a phenomenal job,” said p

While Coach Pearl was obviously thrilled with the game’s final score, he was blown away by the fan turnout.

The crowd was amazing, the environment was tremendous,” said Pearl. “ESPN goes to a lot of a lot of great buildings, a lot of sellout crowds. This place is different.”

Watch Coach Pearl’s full conference in the video player above.


The Associated Press contributed to this report

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