Auburn basketball completes 2017-18 schedule with road game at Murray State

AUBURN, Ala. — Bruce Pearl is done searching for opponents and has finalized Auburn basketball’s 2017-18 schedule.

The day after the SEC basketball schedule was released, Auburn posted its complete schedule for the coming season.

Previously the head coach had been searching for a team to fill a Dec. 19 gap left by the Tigers’ missing out on the Big 12/SEC Challenge. The program to step in and fill the hole is Murray State, out of the Ohio Valley Conference, who will host the Tigers.

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Pearl said on Thursday’s Tiger Talk with Rod Bramblett that his squad will compete in two exhibition games. The first will be at Georgia Tech and the other against Division II Barry University on Nov. 2.

Auburn tips off for the first contest of the season on Nov. 10 against Norfolk State. After that, the Tiger are headed for Charleston, South Carolina where they’ll face Indiana State (10:30 a.m. CT, ESPNU). The Charleston Classic Tournaments is one of the highlights of Auburn’s schedule, according to Pearl.

“We’ve got Clemson, Temple, Dayton, George Washington and Ohio,” Pearl said at a Tiger Club appearance in Huntsville earlier this summer. “It’s a very good field. We play at Dayton. We play UAB again in that series, which has been a very important series for us. We’ve had two games against UAB and both came down to last possession. That’s a great basketball program in our state with great history and tradition.”

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Auburn went undefeated and rarely struggled on its overseas trip at the beginning of August. The foreign trip came after a summer of Austin Wiley’s name appearing in the headlines as the rising sophomore competed with Team USA at the U19 FIBA World Cup.

The Tigers are seeking a first postseason appearance under Pearl.

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