Auburn Tigers News: Auburn basketball back in the win column, Terry Beasley dies at 73

In today's edition of Auburn Tigers news, Auburn hoops picks up a win after two straight losses and legendary wide receiver Terry Beasley dies at 73.

Oct 1971, Unknown location, USA; FILE PHOTO; Auburn Tigers wide receiver Terry Beasley sits on the
Oct 1971, Unknown location, USA; FILE PHOTO; Auburn Tigers wide receiver Terry Beasley sits on the / Malcolm Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
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In today's edition of Auburn Tigers news, Auburn hoops picks up a win after two straight losses and legendary wide receiver Terry Beasley dies at 73

The Auburn basketball team returned to Neville Arena last night after losing two games back-to-back on the road to Alabama and Mississippi State. In the first half, the Tigers played an average game but ran away with it in the second half, handing the Vanderbilt Commodores a 27-point loss.

Head coach Bruce Pearl maintains that conference play is a grind, and that you can't take any win for granted. He was proud of his team's performance last night, per Auburn Live:

“I think it was important,”said Bruce Pearl. “I thought Jaylin, Johni and Denver in that stretch really played effectively offensively. Really truly, the key to our future is the fact we held Tyrin Lawrence to 2-11 and (Ezra) Manjon to 2-8. As we move forward, are we going to be able to guard Ole Miss’ guards again? Mississippi State, who is one of the best defensive teams in the country, couldn’t. I look at anything as we move forward, it’s will our guards continue to guard like that? Will they guard night in, night out for the next 11 games.”

The Tigers face another difficult road game this weekend when they travel to Oxford to take on the Ole Miss Rebels for the second time this season. Auburn took care of Ole Miss in Neville Arena, but the Rebels have yet to lose at home.

Legendary wide receiver Terry Beasley dies at 73

Wednesday night it was reported that College Football Hall of Famer and former Auburn football wide receiver Terry Beasley died in his home in Moody at age 73. According to the Moody Chief of Police, the death is being investigated as a possible suicide, per AL.com.

Beasley played Auburn football from 1968 to 1971 and caught passes from Heisman-winning Auburn quarterback Pat Sullivan before being drafted in the first round of the 1972 NFL Draft. He went on to play with the San Francisco 49ers from 1972 to 1975.