Auburn vs. Alabama: Full Game Preview

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Auburn vs. Alabama: Full Game Preview
Auburn
(9-18, 1-8 away)
Alabama
(18-9, 13-3 home)
Venue: Coleman Coliseum
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 26, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Auburn F Sullivan 14.7 R Chubb 6.8 J Wallace 3.0
Alabama T Releford 15.4 R Cooper 4.7 T Lacey 3.1

Alabama plays host to Auburn at Coleman Coliseum on Tuesday. It gets started at 7 p.m. EST and you can catch it on ESPN U. The Crimson Tide fell to the Tigers 49-37 on Feb. 6 and are 5-4 against them over the last four years.

Alabama is in second place in the conference, Auburn is in 12th place.

In their last outing, despite 36 points and 5 rebounds from Trevor Releford, the Crimson Tide fell to LSU 97-94 on Feb. 23. On top of his scoring average of 15.4 points per game, he delivers 2.6 assists per game. For the Tigers, Shaquille Johnson finished with 18 points in the 88-55 loss to Ole Miss on Feb. 23. He contributes 3.1 rebounds per game in addition to his 5.7 points per game.

Auburn StatSmack

  • Alabama is better at defending the three (31.1 percent allowed vs. 34.5 percent allowed) than Auburn this season.
  • Alabama has a better scoring defense (58.7 allowed per game vs. 68.6 allowed per game) than Auburn this season.
  • Diaper Dandies love Alabama. Alabama has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Auburn (10 vs. 2).
  • Alabama has a much better Kiplinger In-State Ranking than Auburn (No. 82 vs. No. 96).
  • It's only wins and losses, but Alabama has a better overall record than Auburn this season (18-9 vs. 9-18).
  • Since 1998, Alabama has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Auburn (14 vs. two).
  • Alabama has a better record in close games than Auburn this season (9-5 vs. 3-6).
  • Alabama is ranked higher than Auburn in the SEC (No. 2 vs. No. 12).
  • Alabama has an average margin of victory of 9 over Auburn in 47 wins since 1980.
  • The Alabama basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Auburn (75 percent vs. 27 percent).
  • That must sting. Alabama has blown out Auburn by 20 points or more on three occasions since 2003.
AU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ F. Sullivan 31 15 4 3 1 0 3
C Chris Denson 24 11 3 2 1 0 1
C Rob Chubb 25 9 7 1 0 1 2
C Allen Payne 28 8 5 1 1 0 2
C- S. Johnson 19 6 3 1 1 0 1
D+ Josh Wallace 25 4 2 3 1 0 1
D A. Dixon-Tatum 14 4 3 0 0 1 1
D Jordan Price 15 5 2 1 0 0 1
D Noel Johnson 18 5 2 0 0 0 1
D Nick Pellar 2 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Brian Greene Jr 12 3 1 1 1 0 1
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 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
Bama Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Trevor Releford 33 15 2 3 2 0 2
B- Trevor Lacey 32 12 4 3 2 0 2
C+ Rodney Cooper 29 11 5 1 1 0 2
C+ Levi Randolph 30 8 4 2 1 0 1
C Nick Jacobs 20 7 3 0 1 1 1
C Devonta Pollard 19 4 3 1 1 1 1
C Carl Engstrom 13 3 3 0 0 1 1
C Andrew Steele 20 4 2 2 1 0 2
D+ Moussa Gueye 16 1 4 0 0 2 1
D+ Retin Obasohan 11 3 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
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