More Bad News for Lebo's Tigers

The Auburn men's basketball team will play the rest of the season without one of its seniors.

Auburn, Ala.--As nationally-known radio disc jockey Casey Kasem has said countless times, "the hits keep on coming."

That was a good thing for the musicians who made Casey's weekly top 40 chart, but has a completely different meaning to Auburn coach Jeff Lebo, whose basketball Tigers received another hit on Thursday with the word that senior Archie Miaway will not be academically eligible to play for the Tigers this season.

Miaway's high point game last season was 15 vs. South Alabama. He started two games.

The 6-4 guard from Norcross, Ga., played in 29 games last season for the Tigers after transferring to AU from Tallahassee, Fla., Community College where he averaged 15.6 points and 4.0 rebounds as a sophomore.

Last season for the Tigers he averaged 3.6 points and 1.0 rebound per game. He averaged 11.4 minutes per contest of court time and that was expected to expand that this season. However, academics have prevented that from happening.

Miaway, who is scheduled to be in school for spring semester classes which start in January, will remain a part of the team and practice with the Tigers, who are 6-2 following a Wednesday night home win vs. Mercer.

The Tigers will take on Alabama A&M at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum.

In addition to Miaway, the Tigers are playing without Josh Dollard, who is out for the season, while Lucas Hargrove and Boubacar Sylla are currently sidelined with injuries.

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