Boos rained down on the Auburn men’s basketball players as they danced at the end of their pre-game warm-up to the Tennessee Vols midcourt logo.
About 10 Auburn players initially dance. Auburn center Walker Kesler and forward Jabari Smith join the other players after they have already started dancing and jumping. They keep dancing for about 30 seconds.
fans in Thompson-Boling Arena can be heard booing Auburn players.
Tennessee players don’t appear to be on the court while Auburn players are dancing and jumping in the middle of the field.
Auburn basketball players booed for dancing to Tennessee Vols logo
The Tennessee men’s basketball game against Auburn is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. CT.
Dancing on the midcourt logo is common for Auburn this season.
“They danced to our logo before the game,” Musselman said after Arkansas’ victory. “We watched that. We watched that.”
Auburn, ranked No. 4 in the Ferris Mowers Poll of Men’s Basketball Coaches powered by USA Today Sports, enters the game 25-3 overall and 13-2 in the SEC. More recently, Auburn defeated Ole Miss 77-64 Wednesday.
The No. 17-ranked Tennessee Vols enter the game 20-7 overall and 11-4 in the SEC. Tuesday, Tennessee beat Missouri 80-61.
Entering Saturday, Tennessee leads the all-time series 78-44 against Auburn.