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Saturday, February 27, 2021

Auburn basketball ends losing streak with victory over Volunteers

The Tennessee Volunteers have not won a game versus Auburn basketball since 2017, and that statement held true today as the Tigers ended their three-game losing streak with a 77-72 victory in Auburn Arena. Bruce Pearl’s squad has won six straight games against Tennessee, this year taking down the No. 25 team in Vols. The […]

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GAME RECAP: Auburn 77, Tennessee 72

NCAA Basketball: Tennessee at Auburn
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Bruce Pearl’s dominance of his previous stop continues!

Auburn was without Sharife Cooper, coming off of a losing streak, and facing a top-25 Tennessee team that had played like one of the nation’s best teams at different times this season. The Volunteers outshot Auburn from deep, from the line, and from the floor overall in terms of percentage, and yet Bruce Pearl found a way to get his sixth straight victory over his previous coaching stop as the Tigers won 77-72 today at Auburn Arena.

Since the 2017-18 season, Auburn has controlled the rivalry with the Volunteers. On January 2nd, 2018, the Tigers beat Tennessee in Knoxville, and followed that up with the regular-season ending win in 2019 over the 5th-ranked Vols. They destroyed Rick Barnes’ team in the SEC Championship Game, and then scored two regular season wins last year, including the final game of the regular season that ended the year unbeknownst to the Tigers before the COVID shutdown.

Now, they got number six. It’s the first time since a span from 1999-2003 that Auburn has won six straight games over a conference opponent, and today it came as the shorthanded Tigers took down a ranked opponent. After getting shellacked by Florida on Tuesday night without star freshman Sharife Cooper, prospects were bleak for today in the eyes of many. However, Allen Flanigan stepped up and filled the void while pouring in a game-high 23 points.

Tennessee outshot Auburn from the floor 41% to 40%, and from three-point range 39% to 35%, but Auburn successfully got to the foul line time and again, shooting 37 free throws to Tennessee’s 10. That was the difference in the game, as the starters pulled an all-nighter and went the distance. Auburn’s bench only contributed 2 points in the game, and a thin team got the work it needed from the first five.

After falling behind 5-0 early, Auburn caught up and tied the game at 8-8 on a J.T. Thor second chance three, and then kept pace with the Vols in a back-and-forth first half. A Jaylin Williams three put the Tigers on top 16-14 with just over 10 minutes left in the half, and a three from Flanigan extended the lead to its largest margin of the half at 21-16 with 6:57 to go. Tennessee would fight back and take a 28-27 lead on a Santiago Vescovi three with barely more than 3 minutes to play in the half, but Auburn quickly answered with a Flanigan putback and never trailed again. At the break, the Tigers led 34-30 despite shooting just 32%.

Once the second half began, Auburn kept Tennessee at arm’s length thanks to more work at the foul line, but that wouldn’t prevent the Vols from battling back and tying the game at 43 at the 12:42 mark. After that, Auburn started to pour it on and stretch the lead. A three by Devan Cambridge and free throws from Jaylin Williams gave Auburn it’s largest lead thus far at 52-45, and they’d eventually lean on the Vols to push the margin to double digits with more foul shots from Jamal Johnson. Auburn held a comfortable 72-60 advantage with 1:55 to play, but Tennessee wouldn’t give up. A frantic run by the Vols cut the Auburn lead down to one possession at 75-72 after a Keon Johnson runner, but final foul shots clinched the win for the Tigers.

Flanigan’s 23 tied for the game lead with Keon Johnson, and all five Auburn starters finished with double figures, including Devan Cambridge’s 15 points and Jamal Johnson’s 14. Up next for Auburn they’ll head back out on the road for the return trip to Tuscaloosa, before finishing the season next Saturday with the rescheduled game against Mississippi State.

FINAL STATS



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Auburn football: Cam Newton says, “I’m not done, bro”

If you thought former Auburn football quarterback, 2010 Heisman winner, and 2010 National Champion Cam Newton was done with football…you got another thing coming. The Tigers legend spoke to I AM ATHLETE host and former NFL receiver Brandon Marshall about his disappointing 2020 season with the New England Patriots, and what’s next. Regarding 2020, the […]

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Auburn football: CW sees former Tigers OC as potential future HC

Gus Malzahn won’t be the only ex-Tiger coach looking to make big waves in the Sunshine State in 2021. Rhett Lashlee, the offensive coordinator for Auburn football from 2013-2016, will be looking to bring the Miami Hurricanes program to greater heights on the offensive end this upcoming season for the ACC title game losers this […]

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Auburn football: returning big men named Iron Men of the Week

The Auburn football strength account is back with week five’s Iron Men of the Week, featuring two names who should be very familiar to Tiger fans. Representing the defense is Chandler Wooten, and the offensive honoree is J.J. Pegues. “Work, hard work does not go unnoticed!” tweeted Auburn Strength, the account which recognizes two players […]

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Auburn vs. Tennessee | Men's Basketball February 27, 2021



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Tennessee at Auburn Game Preview and Open Thread

NCAA Basketball: Tennessee at Auburn
John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

Auburn looks to make it 6 in a row against the Vols!

Saturday February 27, 2021

Tennessee Volunteers at Auburn Tigers

Auburn Arena

Time: 11AM

Network: ESPN

It’s been a tough season on so many levels for Auburn but how sweet would it be to knock one of your biggest rivals over the past few years?

Auburn hosts Tennessee this morning as Auburn has won 5 in a row in the series. Auburn’s win in Knoxville back in 2018 was a program changer as it set Auburn on a course towards a Regular Season Championship. In 2019, Auburn denied Tennessee a SEC Championship not once, but twice. Last year, Jaylin Williams took center stage and then Samir Doughty put on a show for the ages before the sports world as we knew it changed days later.

So what will happen today?

Get to Know Tennessee

Tennessee was picked by many to win the SEC this season and they are one of the stingiest defenses in College Basketball. They have had their issues offensively this season though but their scoring is balanced as 7 guys average between 8.5 and 12.4 PPG this season. Tennessee comes into today’s game at 16-6 (9-6) on the season. They allow just 62.5 PPG while scoring 72.8 PPG this season. They’ve played several games in the 50s and 60s throughout the season.

Freshmen guard Jaden Springer (#11) was a top 20 recruit coming out of IMG Academy and is the Vols leading scorer at 12.4 PPG.

Redshirt junior Victor Bailey Jr. (#12) is 2nd on the team averaging 11.4 PPG this season. The Oregon transfer has started in the last 3 games and has averaged 22.7 PPG in those games for Tennessee. Bailey shoots 37.4% from 3-point range.

Freshmen guard Keon Johnson (#45) comes in averaging 10.1 PPG this season. Johnson was a top 30 prospect coming out of high school last season.

The next two guys are players Auburn fans should be familiar with as next up in the scoring list is senior forward John Fulkerson (#10). He is averaging 9.6 PPG and 5.7 RPG this season.

Senior guard Yves Pons (#35) is one of the best defenders in college basketball. Pons averages 9 PPG, 5 RPG and leads the team in blocked shots.

Sophomore guard Josiah-Jordan James (#5) was Tennessee’s first McDonald’s All-American since Tobias Harris when he arrived in Knoxville last season. This season, he is averaging 8.6 PPG and leads the team averaging 6 RPG.

Lastly, sophomore guard Santiago Vescovi (#25) had a major impact arriving during the middle of last season. This season, he is averaging 8.5 PPG, 4 RPG and leads the team in assists. He’s also shooting 37.3% from 3 this season.

Keys for Auburn

Coach Pearl announced on Friday that Sharife Cooper was doubtful for today’s game but he has made progress since spraining his ankle on Sunday in practice. The offensive struggles without Cooper were very evident Tuesday night against Florida as Auburn struggled to score and dug too deep of a hole against the Gators. I think a strong start will be critical in this game. If they can hang in there early, it gives them a chance. This is a game Allen Flanigan needs to step up and have a big game. It’s likely he will be running the point in this one as well.

Last year’s Tennessee game in Auburn Arena was a breakout performance from Jaylin Williams. Never forget....

It won’t be easy going up against Fulkerson and Pons but a big game from Jaylin feels necessary if Auburn wants to win this one.

Prediction

If Sharife was playing in this one, I would feel much better picking the upset in this one but with the way Auburn’s offense looked on Tuesday night and knowing what’s ahead of them today, who’s going to be the go-to guy for Auburn? I’m just not sure who that’s going to be. Tennessee is in the running for a double bye and you know they’ve had this game circled on the calendar after losing 5 straight to Bruce Pearl’s Tigers. I’ve picked against Auburn a lot lately but it’s Tennessee and for some reason, the Vols bring the best out in Auburn and I just feel like Barning Hard today for a change.

Auburn 69 Tennessee 66



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Friday, February 26, 2021

Auburn baseball: No. 17 Tigers lose first game of Round Rock Classic

The Auburn baseball team played their first game of the Round Rock Classic tournament against Oklahoma this afternoon, and although the Tigers fought to extra innings they lost their first game of the season to the Sooners. Auburn led Oklahoma 3-1 until the Sooners recorded two runs in the eighth and ninth innings to tie […]

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Two former Auburn football players to be Gus Malzahn grad assistants

Former Auburn football head coach Gus Malzahn continues to show his Auburn connections as he adds two former players to his staff as graduate assistants. Tre’ Williams and Kam Martin will join Malzahn in Orlando to work with the UCF Knights football team. Tre’ Williams’ position with the Knights was announced two days ago by […]

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Auburn Soccer vs LSU Highlights



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Auburn football: Ty Simpson-Bama commitment increases Class of ’22 urgency

Ty Simpson was originally ticketed to face Auburn football once a year in the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry, but now, he will be one of the annual antagonists from Alabama during the Iron Bowl after announcing his commitment to the Crimson Tide earlier today. The 5-star stud from Martin, Tennessee was heavily recruited by Nick […]

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Auburn Basketball Review: Episode 8



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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Auburn football: 3 OL targets Tigers should pursue in transfer portal

Auburn football’s 2021 recruiting class continues to rise in 247Sports’ recruiting rankings for the upcoming season. Now at #20, after being in the 40’s before National Signing Day, it appears the program has stabilized after a tumultuous coaching turnover revealed internal turmoil in the form of a classic coup d’etat for the head coaching position. […]

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SEC reschedules Auburn basketball matchup versus MS State

After dealing with inclement weather issues all week, the Auburn basketball game versus Mississippi State has been rescheduled twice, but now has an official date. Originally the Tigers were slated to play the Bulldogs on February 16, but icy weather conditions prompted a postponement to February 18. According to the SEC, the final week of […]

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Auburn football adds another in-state offensive lineman to class of 2021

Auburn football’s class of 2021 is shaping up nicely with the addition of offensive center Thomas Kirkham from Montgomery, AL. The OC will play for Bryan Harsin as a preferred walk-on in his freshman year. Kirkham was a major asset on The Montgomery Academy’s offense and made the 2020 ASWA first-team All-State football team. He […]

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