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Alabama Renews Auburn Rivalry Wednesday Night at Coleman Coliseum

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Two of the top Southeastern Conference teams will face off Wednesday night at Coleman Coliseum, as Alabama men’s basketball hosts No. 8/6 Auburn. The Tigers are one of the hottest teams in the country as they are currently riding an 11-game winning streak, the third-longest winning streak in Division I.  

This will be the fifth opponent and second consecutive game that Alabama has faced inside the AP Top-25 this season. Wednesday’s night matchup features of two of three SEC teams that are ranked in the top-10 in the NET Rankings, with Auburn at No. 6 and Alabama slotted at No. 8.

The Broadcast

Wednesday’s game is set for a 6:30 p.m. CT tipoff and will be aired on ESPN with Karl Ravech (play-by-play) and Jay Williams (analyst) on the call.

The radio broadcast can be heard on the Crimson Tide Sports Network with Chris Stewart (play-by-play) and Bryan Passink (analyst) on the call, while Tom Stipe (engineer) is turning the dials. The pregame show will begin one hour prior to tipoff.

Notes You Need To Know

  • Head coach Nate Oats is 15-20 against AP Top-25 opponents while at Alabama and 5-9 against Top-10 opponents
  • In the last three seasons Alabama (2023, 2021) and Auburn (2022) has claimed all three SEC regular season championships
  • Since 2017, the Alabama-Auburn matchup has featured nine first round picks
  • In the Alabama-Auburn matchup, no team has won three consecutive matchups since 2015 (Alabama won three)
  • Alabama has won 11 straight SEC home games at Coleman Coliseum, the longest winning streak since 2012
  • Alabama has scored 1,605 points this season (89.2 ppg), the most any UA team has scored in the first 18 games of the season, surpassing last year’s team (1,512 points)
  • Alabama has the No. 2 scoring offense in the SEC while Auburn has the No. 2 scoring defense in the conference (65.3 ppg)
  • The Crimson Tide owns the No. 1-ranked offense, according to KenPom
  • The Tide (No. 8) is one of the three SEC teams currently ranked in the top-10 in the NET Rankings
  • Mark Sears is one of four players in Division I and the only Power 5 player that has 355 points, 40 three-pointers, 65 assists and 65 rebounds this season
  • Sears ranks No. 1 in the SEC in scoring (19.8 ppg), No. 4 in field goal percentage (53.3), and No. 11 in assists (3.6 apg)
  • Alabama is one of three schools (Purdue and Wright State) in the country that has two players on its current roster that has scored at least 1,700 points throughout their career in Aaron Estrada (1,714 points) and Sears (1,710 points)

About Auburn

  • Auburn is the lone remaining undefeated team in the SEC (5-0) and is off to its best start in league play since 1999
  • Auburn is 16-2 this season, marking the fourth time in the last seven seasons the Tigers have started 16-2 or better
  • During Auburn’s 11-game winning streak, AU has won every game by at least 11 points and boast a +21.8 scoring margin
  • Auburn is scoring 37.7 bench points per game, which ranks No. 3 in the country
  • The Tigers rank No. 7 in the country in assist/turnover ratio (1.8)
  • Aden Holloway ranks No. 11 in the country in assist/turnover ratio (3.7)
  • Three of the last four Alabama-Auburn matchups have been decided by single-digits
  • In Auburn’s five SEC wins, AU is winning by an average of 19.2 points
  • The Tigers’ defense is holding opponents to a 37.8 field goal percentage, which ranks No. 6 in the country

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