Greatest Basketball Programs of the South: No. 22 Auburn Tigers

Posted by Ryne E. Hancock on March-22-2010 Add Comments

Auburn Tigers

Location: Auburn, Ala.

Reason for Nickname: The nickname “Tigers” comes from a line in Oliver Goldsmith’s poem, “The Deserted Village,” published in May 1770, “where crouching tigers wait their hapless prey… "

Conference: Southeastern

Home Court: Auburn Arena (built 2010, capacity 9,600)

SEC Champions: 1960 (regular season), 1985 (tournament), 1999 (regular season)

NCAA Tournament: 1984, 1985, 1986 (Elite 8), 1987, 1988, 1999 (Sweet 16), 2000, 2003 (Sweet 16)

NIT Tournament: 1993, 1995, 1996...

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