Alabama vs. Auburn: Full Game Preview

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Alabama vs. Auburn: Full Game Preview
Alabama
(14-7, 4-4 away)
Auburn
(8-13, 7-7 home)
Venue: Auburn Arena
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, February 06, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Alabama T Releford 15.3 M Gueye 4.3 T Lacey 3.5
Auburn F Sullivan 16.5 R Chubb 7.5 J Wallace 3.2

On Wednesday, Auburn welcomes Alabama at Auburn Arena. It starts at 8:00 EST and you can see it on SEC Network or ESPN3.com. The Tigers are 3-5 against the Crimson Tide over the last four years. They fell 55-49 on 2/29/2012, the last time they met.

Auburn is currently in 11th place in the SEC and Alabama is in 2nd place.

In their last match-up, Frankie Sullivan finished with 12 points in the Tigers 91-77 loss against Missouri on February 2nd. He leads the team in scoring average, scoring 16.5 points per contest. For the Crimson Tide, Rodney Cooper finished with 11 points and 7 rebounds in the 58-54 win over Vanderbilt on February 2nd. He is averaging 10.7 points and 4.2 rebounds per game.

Alabama StatSmack

  • The Auburn scoring leader (Frankie Sullivan) has more points than the Alabama scoring leader (Trevor Releford).
  • Rob Chubb is ranked 6th in the SEC in rebounds.
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Auburn has come back to win after being down at half against Alabama 7 times since 1999.
  • Auburn players are more experienced than Alabama players (12,943 minutes played vs 11,019 minutes played).
  • The Auburn rebounding leader (Rob Chubb) has more rebounds than the Alabama rebounding leader (Moussa Gueye).
  • At least you keep showing up. Auburn has an average margin of victory of 13 over Alabama in 24 wins since 1980.
  • It must sting. Auburn has blown out Alabama by 20 points or more on 4 occasions since 1997.
  • Auburn can actually jump, with more rebounds (35.4 per game vs 31.7 per game) than Alabama this season.
  • Josh Wallace is ranked 9th in the SEC in assists.
Bama Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Trevor Releford 32 15 2 3 2 0 2
B Trevor Lacey 31 12 4 3 2 0 2
C+ Levi Randolph 30 8 4 2 1 0 1
C+ Rodney Cooper 28 11 4 1 1 0 2
C Devonta Pollard 21 5 3 1 1 1 1
C Nick Jacobs 19 6 3 0 1 1 1
C Andrew Steele 20 5 2 2 1 0 2
C Carl Engstrom 13 3 3 0 0 1 1
C- Moussa Gueye 15 2 4 0 0 2 1
D+ Retin Obasohan 11 2 1 1 1 0 1
D+ Isiah Wilson 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
D Keon Blackledge 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Julian Goode 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D D. Slaughter 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
AU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- F. Sullivan 33 17 4 3 1 0 3
C Rob Chubb 26 10 8 1 1 1 2
C Chris Denson 24 12 3 2 1 0 1
C Allen Payne 28 8 5 1 1 0 2
D+ S. Johnson 18 5 3 1 1 0 1
D+ Josh Wallace 24 4 2 3 1 0 1
D+ A. Dixon-Tatum 14 4 3 0 0 1 1
D Noel Johnson 18 6 2 0 0 0 1
D Jordan Price 15 6 2 1 1 0 1
D Brian Greene Jr 13 4 1 1 1 0 1
D Nick Pellar 2 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Shareif Adamu 12 3 2 1 1 1 2
D- Dylan Spencer 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
D- C.J. Holmes 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Jordon Granger 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
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