For Samir Doughty and Auburn, the dancing must wait

For Samir Doughty and Auburn, the dancing must wait

More grind than greatness.More grit than glamour.This is the Auburn basketball team this year, and it is a basketball lover’s dream. Roundball roughnecks, man. Court devils. Box-score bullies. Pound-for-pound Auburn is one of the toughest basketball teams in the country this season, and it has been fun to watch them grow.The stats don’t tell the story of this nationally ranked team. According to the numbers, as coach Bruce Pearl likes to say, they shouldn’t be this good.It’s what made a moment during the overtime victory against LSU on Saturday stand out. The Samir Shimmy was one of those scenes during this emergence of Auburn basketball you’re just not going to forget, and not just because it will now live on in meme-form forever. Everyone should know the dance by now. That celebratory sauce at mid-court came after Auburn’s third three-pointer in the first two minutes of overtime, and gave the home Tigers a seven-point lead after trailing by eight with 1:26 left in regulation.It was the stylized exclamation point on a furious rally by Auburn spanning the second half and overtime that featured 13 three-pointers. It was Doughty’s fifth triple, his most in a game since late November. Perhaps borrowed
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