AUBURN---- The new era of Auburn Basketball featuring first-year head coach Tony Barbee begins with the inaugural game in the Auburn Arena on Nov. 12 against UNC-Asheville. Non-conference single-game tickets go on sale Monday at 8 a.m.
Following the season opener, Auburn will play three games in its home tournament against Samford on Nov. 19, vs. Campbell on Nov. 20 and Middle Tennessee State on Nov. 21. The Tigers will play the second game of the doubleheader each day with Middle Tennessee State vs. Campbell, Samford vs. Middle Tennessee State and Campbell vs. Samford playing each other in the first game, respectively.
"We have the always challenging SEC schedule as well as some quality non-conference games," Barbee said. "It provides a difficult challenge for our young team, and one that we can grow from. The inaugural game in the Auburn Arena will be special as well as hosting a three-day tournament the second weekend of the season."
Auburn plays host to Jacksonville on Nov. 27, Georgia Southwestern on Nov. 30 and Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Dec. 4. The Tigers close out pre-conference play with five straight home games against Presbyterian College on Dec. 18, USC-Upstate on Dec. 21, Georgia Southern on Dec. 29, Grambling on Dec. 31 and Florida State on Jan. 3.
Tickets for AU*s non-conference opponents are $15 each for lower level seats and $10 each for upper level seats. Tickets may be purchased online at www.aubtix.com, via phone at 800-282-1957or in-person at the Auburn Arena Ticket Office.
2010-11 AUBURN BASKETBALL NON-CONFERENCE SCHEDULE (all times Central)
Nov. 3 West Alabama (exh.), 7 pm
Nov. 8 Columbus State (exh.), 7 pm
Nov. 12 UNC-Asheville, 8 pm
Nov. 19 (1) Samford, 7:30 pm
Nov. 20 (1) Campbell, 4:30 pm
Nov. 21 (1) Middle Tennessee State (CSS), 5 pm
Nov. 27 Jacksonville, 7 pm
Nov. 30 Georgia Southwestern, 7 pm
Dec. 4 Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 7 pm
Dec. 18 Presbyterian College, 7 pm
Dec. 21 USC-Upstate, 7 pm
Dec. 29 Georgia Southern, 7 pm
Dec. 31 Grambling, 4 pm
Jan. 3 Florida State (FSN), 7 pm
(1) Global Sports Hoops Showcase (Auburn, AL * Auburn Arena)