Auburn basketball wraps up a three-game home stand Saturday against in-state rival UAB, who is holding on to a one-game advantage over the Tigers in the all-time series.
Bruce Pearl’s Auburn (7-1) team is riding a five-game winning streak heading into this home matchup with UAB (6-3). The Blazers have traditionally been a tough opponent against power conference foes, and they’ve rebounded from a three-game losing skid with three straight wins of their own.
Much of the pregame intrigue for this one will center on the status of Auburn sophomore Mustapha Heron, who left Auburn’s win over Gardner-Webb on Wednesday with back spasms. Pearl called him a game-time decision for Saturday.
If Heron plays, Auburn will have all five of its starters averaging double digits in points. That type of balanced scoring, combined with improved play on defense and in rebounding, have the Tigers rolling in nonconference play without the help of stars Austin Wiley and Danjel Purifoy — who remain held out due to eligibility concerns.
Here is what you need to know for this matchup between Auburn and UAB:
Auburn basketball-UAB game time, details
- Time: 4:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. CT
- Date: Saturday, December 9
- Location: Auburn Arena, Auburn, Ala.
Auburn basketball projected starting lineup vs. UAB
- PG: Jared Harper, sophomore (10.1 PPG, 2.5 RPG, 5.3 APG)
- SG: Bryce Brown, junior (15.9 PPG, 2.8 RPG, 2.1 APG)
- SF: Mustapha Heron, sophomore (15.9 PPG, 5.9 RPG, 1.1 APG)*
- PF: Desean Murray, junior (10.5 PPG, 8.1 RPG, 0.6 BPG)
- C: Anfernee McLemore, sophomore (10.1 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 3.8 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. Doug Bell will be the play-by-play commentator, with Daymeon Fishback providing 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 UAB game with Rod Bramblett and Sonny Smith. The Auburn Sports Network also offers a stream on AuburnTigers.com and the TuneIn app.