Auburn AD sticks with Tony Barbee

Updated: March 15, 2013, 9:04 PM ET
Associated Press

AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs issued a letter of support for basketball coach Tony Barbee.

The statement Friday evening came two days after the Tigers wrapped up a 9-23 season with a first-round loss to Texas A&M in the Southeastern Conference tournament. They lost their last 10 games.

It was Barbee's third season at Auburn and the second with at least 20 losses in the $92 million Auburn Arena.

Jacobs says his "expectation is for our program to show significant ...

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