Auburn basketball has had one of its most successful season starts since 2011 and is looking to keep things moving in the right direction this weekend as it enters the toughest stretch of its non-conference schedule.
The Tigers (8-1) are looking to build on their impressive resume by adding another win against recognizable program in Middle Tennessee State University.
Bruce Pearl’s team has outrebounded its opponents in all nine of its games so far this season and the Tigers lead the conference in rebounding margin (+10.9 per game). To keep adding to its string of wins Auburn will have to stay on the boards against a veteran team.
Middle Tennessee, by sharp contrast, is one of the most experienced teams in the country. Four seniors start and 11 upperclassmen are on the roster.
Sophomore Mustapha Heron has dealt with back spasms in recent weeks, working out individually with coaches and trainers. The guard’s status is unknown entering the Saturday game.
Auburn basketball-Middle Tennessee game time, details
- Time: 6:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. CT
- Date: Saturday, December 16
- Location: Legacy Arena, Birmingham, Ala.
Auburn basketball projected starting lineup vs. Middle Tennessee
- PG: Jared Harper, sophomore (11.3 PPG, 2.4 RPG, 5.2 APG)
- SG: Bryce Brown, junior (17.1 PPG, 2.8 RPG, 2.2 APG)
- SF: Mustapha Heron, sophomore (15.9 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 1.0 APG)*
- PF: Desean Murray, junior (11.3 PPG, 8.0 RPG, 1.4 BPG)
- C: Anfernee McLemore, sophomore (9.6 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 3.6 BPG)
What TV channel is Auburn basketball on? How can I watch Auburn basketball online?
SEC Network will televise the game, with streaming through WatchESPN. Mike Morgan will be the play-by-play announcer and Daymeon Fishback will provide analysis.
How can I listen to Auburn basketball on the radio?
You can listen to the Auburn Sports Network call of the Auburn basketball and Middle Tennessee game with Rod Bramblett and Sonny Smith. The Auburn Sports Network also offers a stream on AuburnTigers.com and the TuneIn app.