An abbreviated one at that... write up from Auburn's website
Auburn is 12-1 at home with that loss coming to Kentucky. They played the Wildcats tough for 35 minutes before succumbing to a clearly superior squad. They gave M$U all they could handle in their last game... going down 91-88. Still they are 3-6 in conference and are losers of 3 of their last 4.
Kenny Gabriel and Frankie Sullivan lead them in scoring at 12.3 and 12.1. Gabriel also leads the team in rebounds at 8 per game. Varez Ward leads the team in assists despite coming off the bench. He's also led the team in scoring the last 2 games. No one particularly shoots the 3 well for them so that's good news.
- .419 FG
- .311 3pt FG
- -.7 rebound margin
- .665 FT
Prediction: I don't have a good feeling about this one. While everything stat-wise and talent level says we should win, I'm not sure how the team reacts to no Tony Mitchell on the court. Can Jacobs cover rebounding and Steele/Hankerson/Eblen/Gueye cover the scoring void? My guess is no... and the barn escapes by 4.
Game time is 9PM EST (8PM CST) on ESPNU and espn3.com.