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Bruce Pearl, Auburn disrespected by All-SEC selections

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Bruce Pearl’s Auburn team is the No. 1 seed in the SEC tournament, the league’s regular season co-champion, and ranked eighth in all of college basketball in the RPI.

Yet none of Bruce Pearl’s Auburn players were selected First Team All-SEC by the coaches of the conference. According to Pearl, it’s the first time the regular season champion did not have a First Team All-SEC player since 1956.

Pearl is on to something here because it’s criminal that Mustapha Heron did not get an All-SEC mention when he put up almost identical numbers to Tennessee’s Grant Williams, the SEC Player of the Year.

Auburn did have two Second-Team All-SEC selections, but one of them, Bryce Brown, should’ve been a first-teamer and in the Player of the Year conversation with Williams.

It’s hard to ignore the pettiness and blatant disrespect from the voters (other coaches) towards Pearl and the SEC’s best team. The Tigers will show up in St. Louis with a chip on their shoulder.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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19 Comments for Bruce Pearl, Auburn disrespected by All-SEC selections

  1. serdi
    3:13 pm March 6, 2018 Permalink

    We have been dealing with pettiness and downgrading our greatness from the SEC since 1933. Suck it up and go Bruce.

  2. Bluebloodtoo
    3:15 pm March 6, 2018 Permalink

    Is Auburn still in the SEC?

  3. Realme
    3:23 pm March 6, 2018 Permalink

    Is it petty if they did it because that program got caught paying players?

  4. ukjaybrat
    3:31 pm March 6, 2018 Permalink

    to be fair. we all know auburn is NOT the best team in the sec. they got most of their wins from the bottom half of the conference.

    Look at the rankings, they played almost all the top half of the conference only once each.

    Top half of league: 5-3 (only play one team twice)
    Tennessee (1 game) W
    Florida (1 game) L
    Arkansas (2 games) W L
    Kentucky (1 game) W
    Missouri (1 game) W
    MSU (1 game) W
    TAMU (1 game) L

    Bottom half of league: 8-2
    LSU (1 game) W
    Alabama (2 games) W L
    Georgia (2 games) W W
    South Carolina (2 games) W L
    Vandy (1 game) W
    Ole Miss (2 games) W W

    Now I’m not saying UK’s record is better because most of our losses are from the top 5 schools if i’m not mistaken. but i would be interested to see UT and Florida’s resume stacked next to Aurburn’s

    Reminds me of (i think) 2012 football when georgia played bama for the sec. georgia wasn’t the best team by a long shot, but they had a very favorable schedule and played the two worst teams in the west that year. Auburn got lucky with scheduling. (and good for them for making the most out of it)

    • ukjaybrat
      3:33 pm March 6, 2018 Permalink

      maybe most conference champions resumes look like this. i dunno. it just stood out to me is all. liek i said, good for them taking advantage of their schedule.

    • Duuuuuude
      3:42 pm March 6, 2018 Permalink

      Good points.

    • Cryingtheblues
      4:04 am March 7, 2018 Permalink

      Doesn’t matter, they’re still number 1.. They BEAT Kentucky!

    • ukjaybrat
      7:07 am March 7, 2018 Permalink

      go away little brother. adults are talking

  5. Johnnycat90
    3:52 pm March 6, 2018 Permalink

    Disrespect is right . . . .did the voters not see how high Hami can jump? That dude needs more minutes . . . and some votes

    • Booby Petrino
      4:05 pm March 6, 2018 Permalink

      did Hami hurt your feelings. Bless your heart.

    • Johnnycat90
      4:48 pm March 6, 2018 Permalink

      Yes he did. He has had over 30 games this season, and a half year last year training and he is a liability to this team going deep. Nothing personal. I sincerely hope he gets better in a few years and can use his athleticism and become a basketball player, but there are others that can help us now. He cannot shoot, pass, handle the ball, rebound or defend at a level that would help this team.
      If you believe he has basketball ability other than leaping, please advise.

    • Cryingtheblues
      4:10 am March 7, 2018 Permalink

      He’s the WORST player with all the hype going into this season under the Calipari era at Kentucky. If his dream is going to the NBA he should’ve went last year.

  6. Kevin C
    4:08 pm March 6, 2018 Permalink

    Probably has something to do with Pearl’s refusal to “cooperate” with the investigation. If Cal tried that, the media would crucify him, and he’d likely be fired.

  7. ClutchCargo
    4:28 pm March 6, 2018 Permalink

    Well, he does have that reputation as a snitch, cheater and liar. Not that surprising that the other coaches aren’t going to do him any favors.

    • Cryingtheblues
      4:12 am March 7, 2018 Permalink

      And so does Calipari!

  8. Kindergarten Cop
    4:39 pm March 6, 2018 Permalink

    Bad news guys – Vanderbilt hurt his foot again.

  9. dballrb
    7:42 pm March 6, 2018 Permalink

    Auburn should have players on the SEC teams..They are a good team..FF good..I think not,but wouldn’t be surprised at all if they were playing deep into the 2nd weekend.

  10. jonthes
    9:36 pm March 6, 2018 Permalink

    Pearl should be named Mr. Chips. He’ll be banned next year, so this must really hurt.

    • Cryingtheblues
      4:15 am March 7, 2018 Permalink

      Banned??? Pearl WON’T be BANNED!! Even the scandal that Pitino has he’s not BANNED! Now he may get fired and won’t get hired by other schools but he’s not gonna be BANNED!!