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

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

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

The Tigers were defeated by Ole Miss 88-55 on Feb. 23 despite 18 points from Shaquille Johnson. He is averaging 5.7 points and 3.1 rebounds per game. The Crimson Tide were defeated by LSU 97-94 on Feb. 23 despite 36 points and 5 rebounds from Trevor Releford. With 15.4 points per game and 2.2 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

Alabama StatSmack

  • Auburn has an average margin of victory of 13 over Alabama in 25 wins since 1980.
  • Boom! Auburn crushed Alabama by 12 points the last time they played (Feb 06, 2013).
  • That must sting. Auburn has blown out Alabama by 20 points or more on four occasions since 1997.
  • Auburn has come back to win after being down at half against Alabama eight times since 1999.
  • The Auburn scoring leader (Frankie Sullivan, 397 points) has more points than the Alabama scoring leader (Trevor Releford, 384 points).
  • Rob Chubb is ranked 7th in the SEC in rebounds.
  • Auburn players are more experienced than Alabama players (14,149 minutes played vs. 12,294 minutes played).
  • Frankie Sullivan is ranked 6th in the SEC in points and 9th in the SEC in three-pointers.
  • The Auburn rebounding leader (Rob Chubb, 183 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Alabama rebounding leader (Rodney Cooper, 123 rebounds).
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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