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Preview and Gamethread: Arkansas at Auburn

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Brace yourselves.

Time: 7:30 p.m. CT

TV: SEC Network

Line: Auburn -12

Location: Auburn Arena

Arkansas heads on the road to one of the tougher stops in the SEC at the moment. Auburn hasn’t had the same magic they did last season, but are still almost certainly going to the NCAA Tournament and are especially tough to beat at home.

Bryce Brown is one of the best guards in the SEC, stopping him will be both an enormous key and extremely difficult to do. In the post the starters may not have the height most teams have, but Austin Wiley has gotten plenty of time as well from the Tigers, standing at 6’11”. Daniel Gafford should have the advantage in the post, but the spacing and talent of the guards for Auburn will be an issue.

Auburn spreads the floor, shoots a ton of threes, and as a result has a very efficient offense. They lead the SEC in both threes attempted and made in conference play this year. The Tigers’ offense is stealing a page out of the NBA’s playbook and for the most part it works. They also have been extremely good at forcing turnovers, and that’s been a major issue for the Hogs as of late.