SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Alabama at Auburn

Auburn-Alabama

Alabama plays at Auburn on Saturday in a key SEC basketball matchup. Look inside for a preview of the game along with a final score prediction.

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Team Statistical Comparison

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TO
Alabama 1163 416 481 0.682 244 781 253 88 107
Alabama OPP 0.442 0.330 0.695 198 668 218 108 82 244
Auburn 1302 605 394 0.698 288 764 321 184 114
Auburn OPP 0.426 0.353 0.695 214 689 241 125 76 376

NCAA RPI

Alabama: 43
Auburn: 24

Alabama Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
#0 Donta Hall F 6′-9″ 230 SR Luverne, AL
#1 Riley Norris G 6′-7″ 212 SR Albertville, AL
#2 Kira Lewis Jr. G 6′-3″ 167 FR Meridianville, AL
#3 Alex Reese F 6′-9″ 238 SO Pelham, AL
#4 Daniel Giddens F 6′-11″ 247 JR Mableton, GA
#5 Avery Johnson Jr. G 5′-11″ 187 SR Houston, TX
#10 Herbert Jones G 6′-7″ 206 SO Greensboro, AL
#12 Dazon Ingram G 6′-5″ 210 JR Theodore, AL
#13 Javian Davis-Fleming F 6′-9″ 268 FR Canton, MS
#15 Tyler Barnes F 6′-8″ 205 SO Louisville, KY
#21 Britton Johnson G 6′-4″ 182 FR Mountain Brook, AL
#22 Diante Wood G 6′-4″ 206 FR Anniston, AL
#23 John Petty G 6′-5″ 197 SO Huntsville, AL
#24 Lawson Schaffer G 5′-11″ 168 SR Cullman, AL
#30 Galin Smith F 6′-9″ 245 SO Clinton, MS
#34 Tevin Mack G 6′-6″ 225 JR Columbia, SC

Auburn Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
#0 Horace Spencer F 6′-8″ 225 SR Philadelphia, PA
#1 Jared Harper G 5′-11″ 175 JR Mableton, GA
#2 Bryce Brown G 6′-3″ 198 SR Stone Mountain, GA
#3 Danjel Purifoy F 6′-7″ 230 JR Centreville, AL
#4 Malik Dunbar G 6′-6″ 230 SR North Augusta, SC
#5 Chuma Okeke F 6′-8″ 230 SO Atlanta, GA
#10 Samir Doughty G 6′-4″ 195 JR Philadelphia, PA
#12 J’Von McCormick G 6′-0″ 175 JR Katy, TX
#14 Preston Cook G 6′-4″ 190 FR Auburn, AL
#20 Myles Parker F 6′-8″ 200 FR Madison, AL
#21 Devontae Williams G 6′-5″ 215 JR Opp, AL
#22 Will Macoy G 6′-4″ 200 JR Birmingham, AL
#23 Jamal Johnson G 6′-4″ 185 SO Birmingham, AL
#24 Anfernee McLemore F 6′-7″ 220 JR Warwick, GA
#25 Brett Easterling G 6′-1″ 170 SO Tallahassee, FL
#33 Chase Maasdorp G 6′-0″ 170 FR Lakewood Ranch, FL
#41 Cole Blackstock F 6′-9″ 260 SR Killen, AL
#50 Austin Wiley C 6′-11″ 260 JR Hoover, AL
#54 Thomas Collier F 6′-9″ 215 JR Birmingham, AL

Alabama Schedule/Results

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
6-Nov vs Southern W 82-62
11-Nov vs Appalachian St W 81-73
15-Nov at Northeastern L 68-52
26-Nov vs Murray State W 78-72
29-Nov at UCF L 70-64
Dec 4 vs Georgia State L 83-80
Dec 9 vs Arizona W 76-73
Dec 18* vs Liberty W 84-75
Dec 21 vs Penn State W 73-64
Dec 30 at SF Austin W 79-69
Jan 5 vs Kentucky W 77-75
Jan 8 at LSU L 88-79
Jan 12 vs Texas A&M L 81-80
Jan 16 at Missouri W 70-69
Jan 19 at Tennessee L 71-68
Jan 22 vs Ole Miss W 74-53
Jan 26 at Baylor L 73-68
Jan 29 vs Mississippi State W 83-79
Feb 2 at Auburn
Feb 6 vs Georgia
Feb 9 at Vanderbilt
Feb 12 at Mississippi State
Feb 16 vs Florida
Feb 19 at Texas A&M
Feb 23 vs Vanderbilt
Feb 26 at South Carolina
Mar 2 vs LSU
Mar 5 vs Auburn
Mar 9 at Arkansas

Auburn Schedule/Results

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
Nov 6 vs South Alabama W 101-58
Nov 9 vs Washington W 88-66
Nov 14 vs Miss. College W 103-52
Nov 19* at Xavier W 88-79
Nov 20* vs. Duke L 78-72
Nov 21* vs. Arizona W 73-57
Nov 28 vs St Peter’s W 99-49
Dec 4 vs UNC Asheville W 67-41
Dec 8 vs Dayton W 82-72
Dec 15* at UAB W 75-71
Dec 19 at NC State L 78-71
Dec 22 vs Murray State W 93-88
Dec 29 vs North Florida W 95-49
Jan 9 at Ole Miss L 82-67
Jan 12 vs Georgia W 93-78
Jan 16 at Texas A&M W 85-66
Jan 19 vs Kentucky L 82-80
Jan 22 at South Carolina L 80-77
Jan 26 at Mississippi State L 92-84
Jan 30 vs Missouri W 92-58
Feb 2 vs Alabama
Feb 5 vs Florida
Feb 9 at LSU
Feb 13 vs Ole Miss
Feb 16 at Vanderbilt
Feb 20 vs Arkansas
Feb 23 at Kentucky
Feb 27 at Georgia
Mar 2 vs Mississippi State
Mar 5 at Alabama
Mar 9 vs Tennessee

Alabama-Auburn Prediction

The Auburn Tigers played a mediocre first half against Missouri on Wednesday night, and then in the second half, they played like an angry team which knows it has underachieved this season. Will that be the half which wakes this team up and gets Bruce Pearl to find finer form in February? Auburn has been dogged by bad shot selection and highly inconsistent post play this season. Alabama has rugged veteran post players who can make this matchup difficult. The Crimson Tide beat Kentucky, nearly beat Tennessee, and have outclassed Ole Miss and Mississippi State at home. They’re good, but they also don’t win a lot on the road. This is a meeting of two teams with significant flaws. It should be razor-close, but Alabama’s road woes might be the deciding factor on Saturday night. Auburn 71, Alabama 70. (Matt Zemek)

This game tips off at 7:00 PM CT (8:00 PM ET). TV: ESPN2.

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