Auburn Extends Winning Streak
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Auburn overcame a 45–35 halftime deficit to remain unbeaten in the SEC and extend its winning streak to 13 games with an 85–70 victory over Ole Miss. The win also snapped a 10-game losing streak to the Rebels that dates back to the 2011–2012 season.
With a top-25 ranking, the target is now on Auburn’s back. Even with adversity early in the game, the Tigers found a way to fight back against any and all obstacles—just as they’ve been doing all season long.
9,121 were in attendance, which included 3,400-plus students—an Auburn Arena record.
“I don’t think there’s any question that the crowd made an enormous difference,” Coach Bruce Pearl said.
The buzz surrounding the program is at a peak, and the team has yet to disappoint its fans.
Auburn has a very encouraging road ahead of with no ranked opponents in the next few weeks of action, but no team should be taken lightly in the SEC this season.
Now is the chance, early in conference play, for the Tigers to separate themselves from the rest of the pack and build their résumé for potential postseason play.
Before the Ole Miss game, Auburn’s chances of making the NCAA Tournament were a staggering 97 percent, according to ESPN’s College Basketball Power Index. The win on Tuesday night surely increased the Tigers’ chances even further.
Auburn takes on Mississippi State in Starkville on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 CT on the SEC Network.