All that changed in the second half against West Virginia on Saturday, and Tennessee is looking worthy of a No. The forward had seven rebounds, four steals, and four assists to go along with his 11 points. The team with the most possessions will have an excellent opportunity to win, and I trust Mississippi State's shot-blocking and quick hands on defense. He scored the most crucial basket of the game with the ball in his hands, stopping the bleeding while extending Alabama's lead to five in the final minute. On defense, it was Auburn guards Jared Harper and Mustapha Heron who forced the turnovers, generating four steals. Alabam was able to slow down the pace of the game and it was clear that it affected Auburn. I know, that is not possible either, but you can always hope.
Tide must be good defending Threes Auburn relies on scoring from outside the arc. Petty made Three Point Jumper. We didn't have a lot of energy and I'm not really sure why. Walker made Three Point Jumper. And Alabama needs to minimize their free throw misses, particularly on the front end of one-and-ones. Brown made Three Point Jumper. Norris made Three Point Jumper.
Alabama is 1-5 at Auburn in the last six years. Since that is not possible, I hope for 0-0 scores. I confess I do not give equal attention to every Tide sport. Mississippi State is laboring to score in the post, but the Quinndary Weatherspoon and Lamar Peters are capable of 20 points any time out. Considering how poorly the Tide have inbounded the ball this season, and how terrible they have been at breaking the press, I fully expect Pearl to throw everything he can at the Tide, especially since he has the depth to do so now. I know how to play off the ball, and when they need me to play with the ball in my hands I can do that too.
This will be their first chance to put their new lineup on the floor and it will be put to the test against a physical Alabama team. Doughty made Three Point Jumper. To avoid personalized advertising based on your mobile app activity, you can install the. Ole Miss' torrid start ended just after a win at Mississippi State, which has an opportunity for revenge. That was the Crimson Tide's largest lead of the game.
Alabama played without its starting point guard and leading scorer, Collin Sexton, who sat out with an abdominal injury. Brown made Three Point Jumper. How much does it matter to me? It turned out to be a good night. The Bulldogs have been competitive at home, including a 98-88 win against Texas on Saturday. Both guys are undersized bigs, but their athleticism helps them make up for it McLemore: 13. Amped-up animosity can intimidate a visiting team. Offensive rebounds are one of the best ways to get open looks from the perimeter.
The Crimson Tide turned the ball over 12 times in the first half, just two shy of its average per game this season. So, coach started changing the offense and we started running a couple of plays, and I just happened to be open. His shoulder injury has slowed down his ability to score. But, loaded with former high school All-Americans, Kentucky's defense is even better, especially inside the 3-point line. Auburn hits the free ones better than the Tide. This style of play makes for an interesting match-up with the Tide. Kavell Bigby-Williams is the rare player that blossomed in the middle of his senior year, and is now starting and making a huge impact at both ends of the court.
If Alabama is sloppy with the ball tonight, Auburn will run the Tide out of the gym. Alabama will have to survive that onslaught of threes, and giving the Tigers any second chances could spell disastrous. Petty, who took Sexton's place in the starting lineup, knocked down three of his 3-point baskets in the first half to help Alabama keep the game close. At 6-foot-8, Jones also played point guard for a portion of the second half, allowing some of the guards to rest with the absence of Sexton. And to see what he did against us here at home, we felt like we had to slow him down.
Even if you choose not to have your activity tracked by third parties for advertising services, you will still see non-personalized ads on our site. But this is a crucial week in the conference. Dunbar is the prototypical sixth man. Brown made Three Point Jumper. They are good at it. In the post, McLemore and Spencer have had to play a ton of critical minutes with Wiley constantly out of the line-up.
The Tide is a better defensive team than Auburn, but not always disciplined about defense with their feet. Auburn basketball had their worst half of the season to start their last game against the Gamecocks. Only three of Alabama's current players were eligible the last time the Crimson Tide beat Auburn on Feb. Senior Trevor Releford is the most experienced of the bunch, and does much of his damage from the perimeter—the 6-foot guard connected on over 40% of his three-pointers last season en route to averaging a team-best 14. It may seem odd but rebounding is also important. A key to a Tide win will be making him take every shot under pressure and driving down his makes to maybe 33%. Avery has a great offensive mind and he is a tough guy to prepare for because they run a lot of stuff.
In our , Auburn was given a two seed. Chris Silva has scored 75 points, grabbed 33 rebounds and blocked 7 shots in South Carolina's last three games, but the rest of the team flounders when he gets into foul trouble. Brown made Three Point Jumper. Wade made Three Point Jumper. One could make the argument that this is the most talented team Bruce Pearl has ever coached.