Auburn basketball-Norfolk State: Live updates for Tigers’ season opener

AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn basketball will open the fourth season of the Bruce Pearl era Friday night against Norfolk State without two of its best players and a lot of uneasiness.

The Tigers tip their season off against the visiting Spartans minus the talents of star sophomores Austin Wiley and Danjel Purifoy, who are still being held out with eligibility concerns after a federal investigation that cost assistant coach Chuck Person his job.

Auburn is also coming off an exhibition loss in overtime to Division II school Barry, which featured more of the Tigers’ struggles from last season — young, exciting offensive talent without disciplined defense or rebounding success. The Tigers hit the practice gym hard this week to fix those issues under Pearl, whose job security is reportedly in jeopardy.

MORE:  Auburn basketball opens once-promising season with plenty of uncertainty

SEC Country will have live updates from Auburn Arena for this season opener. Refresh this page throughout the evening for all of tonight’s Auburn basketball action.

Auburn basketball-Norfolk State exhibition live updates

PREGAME: Norfolk State will be down two returning starters — both All-MEAC preseason selections — from last season, a veteran guard and its tallest key player.

Auburn basketball-Norfolk State game information

Time: 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT

Date: Nov. 10, 2017

Location: Auburn Arena; Auburn, Ala.

Live stream:  SEC Network+ will stream this game.

The post Auburn basketball-Norfolk State: Live updates for Tigers’ season opener appeared first on SEC Country.

Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.

Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.