The Comparable Paths of Mike Boynton and Final Four-Bound Bruce Pearl

When Bruce Pearl took over at Auburn for the 2014-15 season, the Tigers’ success didn’t come overnight.

After a meh first season, Pearl’s squad did worse in his second year before Auburn started its ascent to the Final Four. Oklahoma State had a promising first season under Mike Boynton before what would most politely be viewed as a set-up year this season. Are the Cowboys ready for an ascent to