Bruce Pearl gets technical foul for arguing call in Tennessee-Auburn

Auburn coach Bruce Pearl made his presence known late in the second half of the Tigers’ trip to Tennessee basketball on Wednesday.

And Pearl got a technical foul for his troubles.

Pearl was called for a technical foul with 4:48 left in regulation, with Tennessee leading 79-77 at Thompson-Boling Arena. The former UT coach was unhappy with a no-call on a Josiah-Jordan James block of a Jaylin Williams fast break layup attempt.

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Pearl was out several steps from the coaches box on the visitor’s bench, pleading for a foul call on James. Even after the officiating crew T’d up the Auburn coach, Pearl pointed at his elbow as if to say that he believed James hit Williams in the elbow.

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