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Sources: UTEP's Barbee to coach Auburn
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According to multiple sources, Barbee has agreed to replace Jeff Lebo at Auburn.
The Tigers gave the former UTEP coach a six-year contract worth $1.5 million annually.
Barbee was 82-52 in his four-year tenure with the Miners and he led the team to a 26-7 overall mark and a 15-1 record in Conference USA this season.
Barbee, on paper, was expected to return nearly his entire team – which lost to Butler in the first round of the NCA tournament. However, sources told FOXSports.com that Derrick Caracter will likely leave for the NBA.
Barbee takes over a Auburn team that failed to get to the NCAA tournament in each of Lebo’s six seasons at the helm.
Barbee played and worked for Kentucky coach John Calipari. He says the Tigers will "go right after" his mentor's program.
The Associated Press contributed to this report
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