Arkansas vs. Auburn: Full Game Preview

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Arkansas vs. Auburn: Full Game Preview
Arkansas
(14-9, 0-6 away)
Auburn
(9-14, 8-7 home)
Venue: Auburn Arena
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, February 13, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Arkansas B Young 16.1 M Powell 5.4 B Young 4.0
Auburn F Sullivan 15.7 R Chubb 7.2 J Wallace 3.2

Arkansas visits Auburn Arena on Wednesday to take on Auburn. Tipoff is at 9 p.m. EST and you can see it on CSS or ESPN3.com. The Razorbacks defeated the Tigers 88-80 on Jan. 16 and are 6-3 against them over the past four years.

Arkansas is in seventh place in the conference, Auburn is in 11th place.

The Razorbacks were defeated by Vanderbilt 67-49 on Feb. 9 despite 13 points from Mardracus Wade. He is averaging 6.7 points per game while also contributing a team-high 1.7 steals per game. For the Tigers, Chris Denson put up 15 points in the 72-62 loss to Kentucky on Feb. 9. He contributes 3.1 rebounds per game in addition to his 11.8 points per game.

In terms of team stats, Arkansas has an advantage in a single key area, scoring, where the Razorbacks have an edge over the Tigers, 75 points per game to 66 points per game.

Auburn StatSmack

  • Arkansas has a better conference record than Auburn this season (5-5 vs. 3-7).
  • Be afraid. Arkansas has blown out more teams than Auburn this season (seven blowouts vs. one).
  • Arkansas has come back to win after being down at half against Auburn six times since 1996.
  • Arkansas has more wins against the RPI Top 50 than Auburn this season (two vs. zero).
  • Arkansas is better under pressure, and has defeated Auburn in six out of the last six games decided by five points or fewer.
  • Even computers respect Arkansas more. Arkansas has a better RPI this season than Auburn (RPI: No. 93 vs. No. 210).
  • Over the past 10 years, Arkansas has had more players drafted by the NBA than Auburn (two vs. zero).
  • A for effort, but Arkansas has emerged victorious against Auburn the last five times they've played.
  • Arkansas has a potent offense, scoring more points (75.9 per game vs. 66.5 per game) than Auburn this season.
  • Since 1998, Arkansas has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Auburn (seven vs. two).
  • The Arkansas assist leader (B.J. Young, 87 assists) has more assists than the Auburn assist leader (Josh Wallace, 74 assists).
ARK Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B B.J. Young 28 16 4 4 1 0 2
B Marshawn Powell 25 15 5 1 1 1 2
C H. Mickelson 19 7 4 1 1 1 1
C Coty Clarke 18 7 5 1 1 1 1
C Mardracus Wade 23 7 1 2 2 0 1
C- Michael Qualls 14 4 3 1 1 1 1
C- Rashad Madden 17 4 2 2 1 0 1
C- Rickey Scott 16 5 2 2 1 0 1
D+ J. Williams 11 4 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Kikko Haydar 13 3 2 1 1 0 0
D Anthlon Bell 8 4 1 0 0 0 0
D Fred Gulley 14 2 1 1 1 0 1
D D. Wagner 7 2 0 1 0 0 0
D Davion Spivey 3 1 1 0 0 0 1
D C. Henderson 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
AU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- F. Sullivan 32 16 4 3 1 0 3
C Chris Denson 25 12 3 1 1 0 1
C Rob Chubb 26 9 7 1 1 1 2
C Allen Payne 28 8 5 1 1 0 2
D+ S. Johnson 18 5 3 1 1 0 1
D+ Josh Wallace 25 4 2 3 1 0 1
D+ Noel Johnson 19 6 2 0 0 0 1
D+ A. Dixon-Tatum 14 4 3 0 0 1 1
D Jordan Price 14 5 2 1 1 0 1
D Brian Greene Jr 12 3 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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