Dancing King: Bruce Pearl lets loose after Auburn helps him land win No. 600
While Auburn’s postseason hopes were dashed following the self-imposed ban, the Tigers had one reason to celebrate the final win of the regular season. It was coach Bruce Pearl’s 600th win as a coach as the Tigers knocked off Mississippi State, 78-71.
Auburn finished the regular season 13-14 overall and 6-11 in SEC play.
Pearl is the 63rd coach in Division I history and the 21st active coach to reach 600 wins, the Associated Press reported. Pearl’s record over 26 years of coaching is 600-237. This is his seventh season at Auburn.
Since the ban was announced in November, and knowing that the Tigers didn’t have any seniors, and just two upperclassmen on the roster, Auburn has long looked to the future with its program. Though they didn’t have a Senior Day event, one highlight from the day’s events was Pearl dancing after the game with both hands in the air and the players fully enjoying the show.
After the game, Pearl said, “It was really good to finish up winning two of our last three, particularly winning these last two games at home against Tennessee and a good Mississippi State team. Our guys continue to compete. We finished on a high note.”
Bruce Pearl dances to celebrate the 600th win of his coaching career. pic.twitter.com/QYIE3ILPiU
— Nathan King (@byNathanKing) March 6, 2021