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.
— Benjamin Wolk (@benjaminwolk) February 21, 2018
In other Auburn news:
- Here are five freshmen who will most likely impact Auburn football in the coming season.
- Even without Jeff Holland, Auburn football looks deep on edges for 2018.
- Baffling Top 25 ballot gives Auburn bizarre boost in latest hoops rankings.
- Auburn football’s offensive line concerns are overstated.
- Jordyn Peters did “the most” with his opportunities as a freshman.
- Where the Tigers are projected for NCAA Tournament after South Carolina loss.
- Charles Barkley will host Saturday Night Live in March.
- How Auburn basketball will replace Anfernee McLemore in its rotation.
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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:
📽️ Down to the last out and trailing by one? No problem.
— Auburn Baseball (@AuburnBaseball) February 21, 2018
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.
"What's wrong with a little more Chuma? What's wrong with a little more Desean or a little more Horace? Nothing. What's wrong is less @akmclemore. We'll miss him."
— Greg Ostendorf (@greg_ostendorf) February 19, 2018
Tweet of the day
A special guest and former baseball standout was hanging around Plainsman Park on Tuesday afternoon.
— Auburn Baseball (@AuburnBaseball) February 20, 2018
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