It is yet one more instance of this program making historical past.
Credit score the followers for the surroundings they’ve created – among the best environments within the nation – however head coachis aware of the followers can solely accomplish that a lot. His Auburn group, ranked No. 15 nationally, nonetheless has to point out up Wednesday evening in opposition to Texas A&M.
“Clearly, it speaks to The Jungle and the unbelievable assist,” Pearl mentioned. “It speaks to the sellouts and the Auburn Household’s dedication and the nice surroundings. However that surroundings shouldn’t be going to rebound for us, and it is not going to make photographs. We will should proceed to play higher and higher.”
The streak additionally places a goal on Auburn’s again. The Aggies know what’s at stake.
“All people needs to interrupt the document,” sophomorementioned. “However we have got to maintain doing what we have been doing with a view to get it. That streak has been happening for the final two or three years. It is our job to maintain it going and preserve defending dwelling courtroom.”
Sarcastically, it was Texas A&M who spoiled Auburn’s excellent dwelling document throughout the 2019-20 season with a 78-75 victory in what was the ultimate dwelling recreation for the Tigers.
This 12 months’s matchup options two groups who every have only one loss in league play. Auburn (16-3, 6-1) is on a five-game successful streak whereas Texas A&M (13-6, 5-1) had received seven video games in a row earlier than Saturday’s loss at Kentucky. Streaks apart, it is a pivotal recreation within the SEC with main implications towards the common season title.
Auburn and Texas A&M will tip off at 8 p.m. CT from Neville Area. Andy Burcham and Brad Regulation can have the radio name on 93.9 Tiger FM, on-line at AuburnTigers.com and on the TuneIn app. The sport may even be televised on ESPN2.
PLAYER TO WATCH: JOHNI BROOME
ranks second within the league behind Kentucky’s Oscar Tshiebwe, the reigning Nationwide Participant of the Yr, with six double-doubles this season following his monster 27-point and 11-rebound efficiency at South Carolina on Saturday. For his profession, which incorporates two seasons at Morehead State, Broome now has 41 double-doubles and 20 20-point outings. He’s capturing a team-best 53.7 % from the ground in SEC play this season whereas averaging a close to double-double in these video games with 14.6 factors and 9.3 rebounds.
INSIDE THE SERIES: TEXAS A&M
Texas A&M leads 13-6 within the all-time collection with Auburn and is 6-2 at Neville Area since becoming a member of the SEC in 2012. Auburn will look to avenge a 67-62 loss to the eighth-seeded Aggies within the quarterfinals of final 12 months’s SEC Event. Nevertheless, the Tigers did beat Texas A&M at dwelling final season 75-58 behind a triple-double from.
TAKING CARE OF THE BALL
On Saturday at South Carolina Auburn turned in its finest assist-to-turnover ratio (2.22) of the season, meting out 20 assists to only 9 turnovers in opposition to the Gamecocks. Level guardwas an enormous a part of that with a team-high 12 assists. Over the past 5 video games, Inexperienced has a 2.58 assist-to-turnover ratio and is 20 assists shy of 100 on the season.
KINGS OF THE HOME COURT
Auburn holds the title of the nation’s longest home-court successful streak at 28 video games. Florida was the final group to depart Neville Area (then Auburn Area) victorious (W, 74-57) on Feb. 23, 2021. Since then, the Tigers have received 28 straight – a streak that features 14 wins over SEC groups and 4 wins over groups ranked within the Prime 25.
NCAA Division 1 Energetic House-Court docket Win Streak
1. Auburn: 28
2. UCLA: 19
3. Kent State: 16
4. Memphis: 15
5. Clemson: 14