Tennessee vs. Auburn: Full Game Preview

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Tennessee vs. Auburn: Full Game Preview
Tennessee
(17-11, 4-7 away)
Auburn
(9-20, 8-11 home)
Venue: Auburn Arena
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, March 06, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Tennessee J McRae 16.0 J Stokes 9.2 T Golden 4.0
Auburn F Sullivan 14.1 R Chubb 6.7 F Sullivan 2.8

Tennessee heads to Auburn Arena on Wednesday to take on Auburn. Tipoff is at 9 p.m. EST and it can be seen on CSS. The Volunteers are 4-1 against the Tigers over the last four years. The last time they met (Jan. 28, 2012) they won 64-49.

Tennessee is currently in sixth place in the SEC and Auburn is in 12th.

The Volunteers fell 78-68 to Georgia on Mar. 2. Jordan McRae finished with 35 points and six rebounds in the loss. He leads the team in scoring average, scoring 16.0 points per contest. For the Tigers, Chris Denson put up 16 points in the 62-55 loss to Vanderbilt on Mar. 2. He contributes 2.7 rebounds per game in addition to his 11.1 points per game.

Auburn StatSmack

  • The Tennessee rebounding leader (Jarnell Stokes, 258 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Auburn rebounding leader (Rob Chubb, 193 rebounds).
  • Tennessee has a much lower in-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Auburn ($16,588 vs. $18,630).
  • Since 1998, Tennessee has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Auburn (seven vs. two).
  • Tennessee has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 10 years (64.0 percent to 47.1 percent).
  • Tennessee is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Tennessee is 214 lbs compared to 207 lbs for Auburn.
  • Tennessee has more NCAA Tournament wins over the last 10 years than Auburn (eight vs. two).
  • The Tennessee basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Auburn (40 percent vs. 27 percent).
  • Jarnell Stokes is ranked 44th nationally in rebounds and 8th in the SEC in blocks.
  • Even computers respect Tennessee more. Tennessee has a better RPI this season than Auburn (RPI: No. 56 vs. No. 229).
  • Tennessee embarrassed Auburn by 15 points the last time they played (Jan 28, 2012).
  • Tennessee allows fewer rebounds (31.4 allowed per game vs. 34.9 allowed per game) than Auburn this season.
TENN Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Jordan McRae 33 16 4 2 1 1 3
B Jarnell Stokes 29 13 9 1 1 1 2
B Trae Golden 29 12 3 4 0 0 2
C+ Josh Richardson 31 8 4 1 1 1 2
C Kenny Hall 21 6 4 0 0 1 1
C Skylar McBee 25 6 1 1 0 0 0
C- Derek Reese 14 4 2 1 0 0 0
C- Armani Moore 13 2 2 1 1 1 1
D+ Q. Chievous 10 2 2 0 0 0 1
D+ Yemi Makenjuola 8 2 2 0 0 0 0
D+ D. Edwards 8 3 2 0 0 0 0
D Brandon Lopez 6 0 1 1 0 0 1
AU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ F. Sullivan 31 14 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 24 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 17 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- Jordon Granger 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
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