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Auburn students pitch tents for Kentucky game less than one hour after huge win over South Carolina

Over the last few years, Bruce Pearl and the Auburn Tigers have made Neville Arena into one of the best home-court advantages in the sport of college basketball.

With such an elite environment to watch a hoops game, many students in recent seasons have began to set up tents outside the arena in order to secure their spot in line and assure they will get one of the limited student seats.

After a dismantling of South Carolina on Wednesday night, however, students have taken it to the next level.

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Less than an hour after Auburn’s 40-point victory over the Gamecocks, tents were set up outside the arena 66 hours before the tipoff for Saturday’s Kentucky game.

Auburn moved into a tie for second place in the conference Wednesday night and every game moving forward will be huge, especially with a program like Kentucky coming to town.

Kentucky, ranked No. 22 in the nation, beat Ole Miss by 12 at home Tuesday night. The Cats sit at 7-4 in conference play and are in a tie with Florida for fifth place.

Tipoff for the Auburn-Kentucky game is 5 p.m. and it will be carried on ESPN.

Michael Brauner is a Senior Sports Analyst and Contributing Writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @MBraunerWNSP

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