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Auburn surging while many of its SEC rivals are staggering

5 months 2 days 10 hours ago Sunday, December 29 2019 Dec 29, 2019 December 29, 2019 5:01 PM December 29, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By STEVE MEGARGEE
AP Sports Writer

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Auburn has followed up a banner season by picking up right where it left off. The same can’t be said for the rest of the Southeastern Conference. Auburn (12-0) carries an unbeaten record into conference play despite losing first-round draft pick Chuma Okeke and the backcourt duo of Bryce Brown and Jared Harper from a team that reached the Final Four last year. Many of Auburn’s conference rivals aren’t performing as well as expected. No. 8 Auburn and No. 19 Kentucky (9-3) are the only SEC teams in the Top 25.

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