AU HOOPS: Tigers win SEC opener for 1st time in 6 years

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Posted: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 11:12 pm | Updated: 11:51 pm, Thu Jan 10, 2013.

Allen Payne’s disbelief was genuine Wednesday night.

Before Auburn coach Tony Barbee faced the cameras for his postgame interview near half court after a 68-63 win against LSU, his players were already tucked away in Auburn Arena’s home locker room. They didn’t see Barbee glowing as he interacted with students, even stopping during one answer to acknowledge their chants.

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