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Auburn basketball players booed before game for dancing to Tennessee logo

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.

Arkansas coach Eric Mousselman called out Auburn for dancing to the Razorback logo before their game on Tuesday, February 8. Arkansas beats Auburn 80-76 in overtime.

“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.

February 5, 2022;  Athens, Georgia, USA;  Auburn Tigers players react with guard Wendell Green Jr. (1) after scoring the game-winning basket against the Georgia Bulldogs during the second half at Stegeman Coliseum.  Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine - USA TODAY Sports

Entering Saturday, Tennessee leads the all-time series 78-44 against Auburn.

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Rick Barnes is the head coach of men’s basketball for the Tennessee Flights. Bruce Pearl is the head coach of men’s basketball at Auburn.

Erik Hall is the leading digital sports producer with the USA Today Network. You can find him on Twitter @HallErik.