Auburn-Ole Miss preview

Teams: Auburn (10-10, 1-4 SEC) vs Ole Miss (15-4, 3-2) Where: Beard-Eaves Coliseum, Auburn

Time: 8 p.m.

TV: ESPNU

Probables

AU:

F-Lucas Hargrove, 6'6" 218, Sr., 13.3 ppg., 7.3 rbg.- 19 points, 10 boards against Vandy last Sat.

F-Johnnie Lett, 6'8" 210, Sr., 2.4., 3.2

G-DeWayne Reed, 6'1" 175, Sr., 16.4, 4.5 assists per game-Ranks seventh in scoring in SEC; 5th assists

G-Frankie Sullivan, 6'1" 195, Soph., 13.8, 3.9-Leads team with 46 3-pters

G-Tay Waller, 6'2" 193, Sr., 11.5, 3.0-Scored 18 last year vs. Ole Miss

Key reserves:

C-Brendon Knox, 6'10" 238, Sr., 8.7, 3.9-Shooting 70.8% from the field

G-Earnest Ross, 6'5" 215, Fr., 3.4, 3.1

G-Andre Malone, 6'5" 210, Fr., 3.6, 2.5

Ole Miss:

F-Terrance Henry, 6'9" 202, Soph., 4.9 ppg, 2.6 rbg.

F-Murphy Holloway, 6'7" 230, Soph., 9.8, 6.8 fourth double-double of season vs. SC 14pts, 12 boards

G-Chris Warren, 5'10" 168, Jr., 16.5 ppg., 3.4 apg. Ranks 2nd in SEC and third in nation in 3's per game at 3.1

G-Eniel Polynice, 6'5" 222, Jr., 10.2, 4.2, 4.1 apg Sixth in conferens in assists, 8th in steals.

G-Terrico White, 6'5" 213, Soph., 15.2, 4.4. 21.5 ppg versus AU in two games last year.

Top reserve:

G-Zach Graham, 6'6", 218, 10.6, 3.7

Analysis:

Tough game for AU, but they are at home. Ole Miss has some scorers in White, Polynice and Warren. Andy Kennedy was a tremendous shooter in college at UAB and he seems to have instilled that into his teams at Oxford.

Auburn may just have to outscore the Rebels. AU has four guys who average double figures and they'll need them tonight. Big win over LSU at LSU last Wed, then got off to a great start against Vandy leading by 16 in the second half, but couldn't hold it.

This should be a fast-paced game with great athletes all over the floor. Auburn will have to take care of the basketball, shoot well and try to neutralize the Rebels' offensive game. They can get this done if they do that.