Bruce Pearl and his 4th ranked Auburn Tigers traveled to Tuscaloosa to take on the Alabama Crimson Tide at Coleman Coliseum. It was a typical Alabama and Auburn game going right down to the wire before eventually the cream rose to the top and the Auburn Tigers left Coleman Coliseum with a massive road win over a scary good Alabama Crimson Tide basketball team.
Tuesday night saw breakout performances from two Auburn players in Jabari Smith, who finished the night with 25 points, and Wendell Green Jr, who closed the night with 19 points.
Auburn came into the matchup with Alabama on Tuesday night with a bit of a chip on their shoulder, looking for another statement win over a quality SEC opponent, especially over arch-rival like Alabama.
In all honesty, 4th ranked Auburn is 15-1 on the season for a reason. Head Coach Bruce Pearl has the best team in the SEC at this point in the season, and while we’re on the subject, Auburn has a legitimate shot at reaching a program’s second Final Four in three years and maybe just maybe compete for a National Championship. If you think about it, the job that Bruce Pearl has done at Auburn is nothing short of legend status, and he’s only getting started.
At this pace, Auburn has won twelve straight ball games, and if they can manage to stay on this path, the 2021-2022 Auburn Tigers basketball could go down as the best Auburn basketball team in program history.
To do that, Auburn will need to continue to play Auburn basketball and avoid the trap games like the road one at Ole Miss on Saturday. Over the years, Ole Miss has had Auburn’s number dating back to 2013 when Marshall Henderson traveled to Auburn and silenced the hometown Tigers. Following the Ole Miss game on Saturday, Auburn will face the Georgia Bulldogs at home before welcoming John Calipari and his Kentucky Wildcats next Saturday at Auburn Arena.
The 4th ranked Auburn Tigers will travel to Ole Miss on Saturday night to take on the Rebels. Tip-off between Auburn and Ole Miss is slated for 7:30 local time with a viewing audience on the SEC Network.