Tuesday, January 23, 2018

A football state? Yeah but check the SEC basketball standings

Auburn's in second place. Alabama's in third. If they both finish in the top three, it'll be the first time since 1986. Why can't they?

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Swimming & Diving. Tetzloff named SEC Swimmer of the Week

Following a three-event win last weekend at Florida, Aly Tetzloff has been named the SEC Women’s Swimmer of the Week by both the conference office and

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Baseball. Casey Mize Picks Up Third Preseason All-American Honor

D1 Baseball named Mize a Preseason First Team All-American Tuesday morning.

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Why Landon Rice's 7-year suspension from Auburn after Title IX investigation was reduced to 1 year

Auburn's Title IX investigation finding that Rice was responsible for sexual assault remained even as his seven-year suspension was reduced to one

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Tre' Williams 'full-go' after playing at '55-60 percent' with shoulder injury

Tre' Williams said he is fully recovered from a shoulder stinger that plagued his senior season.

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2018 Heisman Trophy odds include Jarrett Stidham, Tua Tagovailoa

Bovada releases early Heisman Trophy odds. Here's a look at some of the leaders as well some SEC contenders.

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Teammates: Carlton Davis made decision to sit out Peach Bowl

Carlton Davis missed the Peach Bowl due to an undisclosed illness, according to Gus Malzahn, but teammates said it was Davis' decision to sit out the bowl game before turning pro.

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College football Week 1 odds, including Alabama-Louisville, Auburn Washington

5Dimes posted Week 1 odds for the 2018 college football season. Here is a sneak peek.

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Auburn's Braden Smith shares how he was sick during Peach Bowl, why he declined Senior Bowl invite

Former Auburn All-American offensive guard shares how he played while sick during the Peach Bowl, why he declined an invitation to the Senior Bowl and what he wants to accomplish before next month's NFL Scouting Combine

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5 impressions from Tuesday's Reese's Senior Bowl weigh-in

The 100-plus players in Mobile for the 2018 Reese's Senior Bowl were put on display -- literally -- for NFL scouts and talent evaluators.

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I know, it's long way to March, but there's reason to think -- or actually believe -- that Alabama AND Auburn could be dancing in March.

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Tigers Back on Track


Make no mistake, the defeat by Bama last Tuesday was disheartening. Auburn was riding the nation’s longest winning streak and playing a Bama team missing one of the SEC’s best players. They dropped the contest in Coleman Coliseum and did so in a messy affair that made the Tigers look the part of one of the nation’s youngest teams. 

On Saturday the Tigers welcomed their other traditional rival, the Georgia Bulldogs (12–6, 3–4) into Auburn Arena to play in front of a packed house. Early in the game, the fans were treated to much the same show that they saw early in the week. The Tigers couldn’t buy a bucket, and UGA jumped on Auburn and led by as many as 16 points just before half. And, the Dogs did it with Auburn limiting senior forward Yante Maten to just a pair of buckets, a solid feat against a player who averages nearly 20 points a contest.

However, just as the Tigers have done multiple times this season, Auburn showed that it is a second-half adjustment team that goes on can’t-miss streaks. 

Auburn erased Georgia’s 14-point halftime lead and rolled to a 14-point win as Bryce Brown piled up 28 points on 5–9 three-point shooting, including a critical three-point play on a steal. It was Mustpha Heron’s steal, dish to Jared Harper, and then a no-look feed on the baseline back to Heron, who tomahawked it home to finally take the lead 43–41. The Jungle went absolutely bonkers, and Auburn rolled. Heron bounced back in a big way from perhaps his worst game against Bama to kick in 14 points.

Perhaps the biggest return was Anfernee McLemore, who after struggling the last few games to be relevant, was up to his old blocklemore ways, adding three more swats for the Tigers. That puts the young player up to 55 total for the year, ranking him 14th in the nation. He also kicked in ten points and a steal. Jared Harper did the remainder of the damage with thirteen points, making him the fourth player in double figures. 

The Tigers hit an astounding 21 of 23 free-throws while hitting nearly 40 percent of the long balls. Offensive rebounds remain huge for second attempts, and the Tigers grabbed nine.

After a poor first half showing Yante Maten led the Dogs in defeat and ended up with 17 points. The Tigers took a 79–65 win. 

Missouri is up next for Auburn. The Tigers on Tigers matchup goes down in Mizzou Arena on Wednesday. Missouri is 13–6 overall and 3–3 in conference play. The black and gold Tigers are coming off a thumper of a loss to Texas A&M just days after a great win against 23rd ranked Tennessee. Yet the ESPN Matchup Predictor gives Mizzou a 60 percent chance to win the game against the 14th ranked Auburn Tigers.

Mizzou is led by a tandem of players in Kassius Robertson and Jordan Barnett, who are good for 15 and 14 points per game. Both of the seniors hit over 40 percent of their long balls and Barnett, the forward, hits 90 percent of his free throws, so Auburn can’t afford to put either him or Robertson, who hits over 80 percent, on the line. 

This game will be played at 8:00 PM central on the SEC Network. Make sure to follow me as I live tweet game action @Best5Zach

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Auburn basketball aiming to get back to fast starts

Players and coaches know the tightrope act they've been performing recently needs to be avoided in order to have the best chance at success over the long-term

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