Tigers Looking for New Year's Eve Victory

Jeff Lebo's Auburn basketball team looks to extend its winning streak on Wednesday night.

Auburn, Ala.--Jeff Lebo's Auburn basketball Tigers will serve as a warmup act for Wednesday night New Year's Eve celebrations as his team looks to win a sixth straight game.

Tipoff at Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum is 5 p.m. as the 6-5 Southeastern Louisiana Lions take on the 8-4 Tigers.

"Southeastern Louisiana is a good basketball team," Lebo says. "They are a team that has played on the road against tough people and are probably one of the most athletic teams that we are going to face."

The Lions haven't played since Dec. 23rd when they fell 80-71 in Minneapolis to 23rd-ranked Minnesota.

Kevyn Green, a 6-5, 215 senior forward, leads Southeastern Louisiana in scoring with 20.2 points per game. Patrick Sullivan, a 6-9, 215 junior, is scoring 12.2 points and pulling in 8.3 rebounds per contest.

"Kevyn Green is interesting," Lebo says. "He is their best player and their leading scorer. He is a tremendous offensive player and is a great athlete. He is averaging 20 points per game and he is only eligible for three more games. It is an odd situation you don't see too often. He started school late and has been in for five years and he is just eligible for two more games after us."

The Lions gave another SEC team a scare, falling 91-87 in overtime at Arkansas this season.

Auburn leads the series 3-0 with the last matchup a 66-51 decision on Dec. 14th, 2005.

This year's game will be televised on CSS. The Tigers come into the contest after whipping Alabama A&M 82-40 on Monday night.


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