Auburn fires Tony Barbee
Auburn fired Tony Barbee late Wednesday, less than an hour after the Tigers lost in their opening game of the SEC tournament, a source told CBSSports.com.
Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs subsequently confirmed the news.
"After careful evaluation of the last four years, I feel this is best for the program," Jacobs said via a prepared statement. "I believe we should compete for championships in men's basketball. It's time for somebody else to have a turn. We need to find somebody to come in here and take what we have here now and put some more in and compete for SEC titles."
Barbee never won more than six SEC games in any of his four seasons at Auburn.
The Tigers finished 14-16 overall, 6-12 in the SEC this season.
Our advanced computer model simulated Sunday's Wisconsin vs. Michigan State game 10,000 ti...
Knox dropped 21 points to lead the Wildcats to a win over Missouri
SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated Sunday's Tulsa vs. Cincinnati game 10,000 t...
Graham was so good on Saturday vs. Texas Tech, he's got a case for Big 12 Player of the Ye...
Arizona's had a rough 24 hours, but Kansas and Virginia had big days on the court
Coaches should know better, but players are the real victims in the corruption that rules college...