After defeating Tennessee for the sixth consecutive time over the weekend, Auburn is gearing up for its second meeting of the season with the Alabama Crimson Tide on Tuesday.
With no seniors and no postseason, the Tigers come into Coleman Coliseum with only the momentum brought about from the big home win against Tennessee. Despite Sharife Cooper's absence, the Auburn defense managed to hold off the Volunteers and made a solid offensive effort without their starting point guard.
All five starters scored in double-digits to maintain a perfect record in the annual AUTLIVE game led by Allen Flannigan with 23 points. Devan Cambridge followed him with 15 points, and Jamal Johnson added 14. Jaylin Williams contributed 13, and JT Thor dropped in 10 points of his own.
A repeat performance will be necessary as the Tigers face Alabama in Tuscaloosa following the announcement that the Tide are the regular-season SEC Champions.
"They just don't have any weaknesses. They're getting healthy," said head coach Bruce Pearl. "Bruner's back. They developed their depth without Bruner."
Auburn is 2-2 in its last four games in Coleman Coliseum. When the two teams met in Auburn Arena this season, the Tigers fell 94-90.
The Tide come into Tuesday's game ranked first in the SEC with a 14-2 record in conference play and are 11-1 overall at home.
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"They score 84 at home," Pearl said. "They shoot it really good at home. They shoot it good, period, but they shoot it great at home. They're 18-1 when they score 70 or more. They're 1-5 when they're held under 70, and that's got to be something we try to do, and we've only done that three times."
Tipoff is set for 6:00 p.m. CST from Coleman Coliseum, with the game airing on ESPN2.
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