Auburn Twitter reacts to the Tigers’ foul-ridden loss to Texas A&M
Tigers’ fans may never hear a whistle the same way again.
Auburn dropped a tough game to Texas A&M on Tuesday, but there was one notable constant in the 83-78 loss — fouls. The Tigers committed a comical number of fouls, ending up with 27 personals on the night and sending the Aggies to the line for a staggering 39 free throws (Auburn only took 14). It proved to be the biggest difference-maker, as not even a 20-point performance by Wendell Green Jr. could prevent the Tigers from dropping yet another SEC game after falling out of the polls for the first time this year.
Auburn Twitter, of course, wasn’t thrilled. While many decried the performance of the referees for a perceived hand in Auburn’s foul trouble, others noted the Tigers’ continued struggles against Texas A&M on the hardcourt and Auburn’s worrying lack of Quad 1 wins on the year.
Take a look at just a few of Auburn Twitter’s reactions to the game below:
It's free throws all the way down
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— 🌴The Jungle🎙️🦅Podcast🌴 (@AuburnJungle) February 8, 2023
A simple request
Auburn basketball I am asking you with the greatest kindness in my heart,
Please, please play defense without fouling and outscore the opponent.
— boosky 🏴☠️ (@sheabooskyy) February 8, 2023
It could be anybody
Retweet if the refs have called a foul on you this game
— Auburn Memes (@AuburnMemes) February 8, 2023
The Aggies seem to have the Tigers number...
Just brutal…A&M now 12-4 vs Auburn since joining the @SEC, Aggies best record vs any conference opponent in that span.
— Cole Cubelic (@colecubelic) February 8, 2023
...and so do Quad 1 teams this season
Another missed opportunity for a quality win. Auburn's now 1-5 in Quad 1 games this season.
— Nathan King (@NathanKing247) February 8, 2023
Not the best way to end a Tuesday
I had been doing a really good job of not letting Auburn Sports impact my mood…but tonight…
— Ike Jones (@TWRIkeJones) February 8, 2023
Some optimism amidst the pain?
You know what this means… Auburn will play out of their mind on Saturday and shoot 75% from the field.
— Andrew Thompson (@andrewt519) February 8, 2023
Not a game for the highlight reels
I love how they couldn’t show any A&M highlights after Auburn went up by 8 because it was literally just a bunch of free throws
— Gianni Parello (247 sports) (@Gianni_Parello) February 8, 2023
That disparity seems a bit steep
“A very physical game.”
“Hand to hand combat all game.”
Auburn – 12
Texas A&M – 37
And now purposeful fouls will inflate it more.
— Pablo Escobarner (blue check) (@PabloEscoburner) February 8, 2023
It's a rollercoaster on the court
The auburn basketball experience pic.twitter.com/QiS9Ygyhx9
— Bri Ellis Fan Pruce Bearl (@PruceBearl) February 8, 2023