After a tough 46-43 loss at the hands of the Tennessee Volunteers, another tough road test lies ahead for the Auburn Tigers (17-6, 7-3 SEC).
The Tigers travel up to College Station, Texas for another showdown with the Texas A&M Aggies (16-7, 8-2 SEC). The last meeting between the two teams ended in a 73-69 Aggies victory that ended Auburn's 28-home-game winning streak.
"Texas A&M put 79 on us," said Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl. "That's the highest total we've given up in league play. It starts with our ability to be able to guard them.
In their last outing, the Aggies put the Georgia Bulldogs away by a score of 82-57 at home in Reed Arena. Some of Texas A&M's most impressive performances of the season include a 67-51 victory over Loyola Chicago Ramblers on November 20th, an 82-64 win over the No. 20 Missouri Tigers on January 11th, and that 16-point win over Auburn on January 25th.
The Aggies are coached by Buzz Williams who has been in College Station since 2019. Texas A&M has gone 66-43 since Williams took over, this includes a 4-1 record over Auburn.
"They are doing some different things than they did when we played them the last time," Williams said. "They did some unique things to try to attack our defense."
Wade Taylor IV leads Texas A&M in scoring averaging 14.6 points per game. He is followed closely by Tyrece Radford and Henry Coleman III who average 13.8 and 10.6 points per game respectively. Taylor IV also leads the Aggies in assists per game with four. Coleman III, Radford and Dexter Dennis lead the team in rebounds averaging 6.2, 5.5 and 5.3 per game respectively.
"A&M's guards are just so big, strong, physical, athletic, they physically overpower guards in our league," Pearl said. "A&M is probably playing as well as anybody right now in the league, I'd say them and Alabama are probably playing the best.
Tip-off is set for 6:00 p.m. CT. The game will be televised on ESPN2.