Bama looks to knock off No. 4 Auburn
No. 4 Auburn (15-0, 3-0) vs. Alabama (8-7, 1-2)
Coleman Coliseum, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 4 Auburn looks to give Alabama its fifth straight loss to ranked opponents. Alabama’s last win vs a ranked opponent came against the then-No. 22 Mississippi State Bulldogs 83-79 on Jan. 29, 2019. Auburn has moved up to No. 4 in the latest AP rankings following wins over Vanderbilt and Georgia last week.
STEPPING UP: Alabama’s Kira Lewis Jr. has averaged 16.2 points, 5.9 rebounds and 4.6 assists while John Petty Jr. has put up 16.7 points and 7.3 rebounds. For the Tigers, Samir Doughty has averaged 15.7 points and four rebounds while Austin Wiley has put up 10.7 points and 9.2 rebounds.DOMINANT DOUGHTY: Doughty has connected on 33.3 percent of the 84 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 5 of 26 over his last five games. He’s also made 74.1 percent of his free throws this season.
PERFECT WHEN: Alabama is a perfect 5-0 when it holds an opponent to 72 points or fewer. The Crimson Tide are 3-7 when opponents score more than 72 points.
STREAK SCORING: Alabama has won its last five home games, scoring an average of 83.4 points while giving up 69.4.
DID YOU KNOW: The Auburn offense has scored 82.1 points per game this season, ranking the Tigers 10th among Division I teams. The Alabama defense has allowed 78.7 points per game to opponents (ranked 299th overall).