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An important football visitor will probably be at the Auburn basketball game on Wednesday night.

Auburn football: Important visitor for big basketball game

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Top priority safety arrives Wednesday 

SEC Country’s Benjamin Wolk believes that Jaylen McCollough will be a “top priority” for any title-contending Power 5 program. The safety will also be at Auburn for a visit starting Wednesday.

McCollough is the No. 73-ranked overall prospect and the fourth-best safety according to 247Sports. That means programs such as Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State, Michigan, LSU, Notre Dame, Penn State and many, many more are or will be all over him.

Keep an eye out for what Benjamin Wolk has to say regarding McCollough’s visit throughout the next couple of days. It’s going to be a very important time for coach Gus Malzahn and his staff.

In other Auburn news:

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4 in a row

Conor Davis and Brendan Venter were key players in the final inning of Auburn baseball’s game on Tuesday night.

First, Davis delivered a game-tying hit and then Venter came through with a walk-off hit, allowing Auburn to defeat Georgia State 3-2 to remain perfect and clinch its fourth victory of the season at Plainsman Park.

It’s the first time Auburn has started its season with four straight wins since 2013. It was also a memorable night for freshman Cody Greenville, who earned the win when he came in as a relief pitcher in the sixth inning. After a shaky inning on Opening Day, the newcomer didn’t allow a hit through 3 1/3 innings on the mound.

Butch Thompson’s ball club is back at it Wednesday against Troy, but first here’s a look at the excitement:

Taking on Crimson Tide

Auburn basketball could have had a better Saturday. First, sophomore forward Anfernee McLemore suffered a season-ending injury and then the Tigers failed to come back and took a loss at the hands of South Carolina.

Fortunately, it’s just about time for another midweek game.

Alabama will visit Auburn Arena on Wednesday night, giving Bruce Pearl’s team a chance to avenge its January loss in Tuscaloosa. After sweeping Avery Johnson’s team last season, Auburn is now trying to avoid being swept.

Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. CT and the game can be streamed on SEC Network.

Tweet of the day

A special guest and former baseball standout was hanging around Plainsman Park on Tuesday afternoon.

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