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Auburn’s Pearl acknowledges this won’t be typical road trip

Auburn coach Bruce Pearl disputes a call against his team during an NCAA college basketball game against Texas A&M on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Auburn, Ala. Texas A&M won 71-61. (AP Photo/AL.com, Julie Bennett)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Auburn coach Bruce Pearl doesn’t bother pretending that his return to Tennessee is just another game.

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Pearl returns to Tennessee; Texas A&M wants to keep rolling

Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl disputes a call in favor of Texas A&M during an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/AL.com, Julie Bennett) MAGS OUT

Here are things to watch in Southeastern Conference basketball this week:

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UT Knoxville names Pride of the Southland Band director

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has named a new band director after the previous director was removed during a public dispute over the band’s changing role.

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Jones helps Texas A&M outlast Tennessee 67-61

Texas A&M players celebrate after beating Tennessee 67-61 in an NCAA college basketball game at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tenn. on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Texas A&M won 67-61. (AP Photo/Knoxville News Sentinel, Adam Lau))

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Texas A&M’s experience facing zone defenses helped it handle Tennessee’s version of it better than most other Southeastern Conference programs.

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