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Healthier Junior Eager to Step Up for AU

Allen Payne

Allen Payne's healthier and that could be a good thing for Tony Barbee's Auburn basketball Tigers.

Auburn, Ala.--After battling knee issues for nearly a year, Auburn junior Allen Payne says he is close to full speed as his Tigers prepare to open their Southeastern Conference basketball schedule with a home game vs. LSU. "This is the best time of year right here," the six-foot-six forward says. "You get to play in one of the best conferences in America. It is going to be tough every night. That... Recommended Stories