"No, absolutely not. Auburn is an outstanding ball team up front. For us to say something else distracted us is just not correct. We played well the past two weeks, but obviously Auburn is in a different class. They are well coached. They are well disciplined and they are great athletes. When you put those things together, you are going to be successful."
Do you feel they are the best team you have faced this year?
"I think so. Up front, they are definitely the best."
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