I thought Jeff Lebo did an incredible job last year. Auburn has been bad year after year. I wasn't sure how long Lebo would remain at the helm.
Then last year he gets some pretty good seniors, Korvotney Barber comes back reasonably healthy, and the next thing you know, people are pushing to have them in the NCAA tournament. They didn't quite make it, but the point of the article is that the SEC probably deserved more than 3 teams in the tourney, and if they had gotten one or two more in, Auburn would have been right there.
Expectations will spike with the new basketball arena. We'll see how Lebo and his squad hold up.