The Auburn Tigers return to action Friday night when they host the Alabama State Hornets at Neville Arena.

The Tigers will be looking to pick up their fourth straight win and keep the momentum they have generated rolling into conference play.

What are the biggest things to pay attention to during the game?

Who will lead Auburn in scoring?

Auburn has seen a handful of players lead the team in scoring this season.

Johni Broome leads the team in average points per game with 14.7, but he has not been the Tigers' highest-scorer in a game since scoring 21 against Appalachian State.

Tre Donaldson, Aden Holloway and Jaylin Williams have all led Auburn in scoring during a game this season and could do it again.

It would also not be surprising if Broome were to lead the team in scoring again.

Which 3-point shooting Auburn team will show up?

Auburn has produced various results from beyond the arc so far this season.

The road loss to Appalachian State was the team's worst showing in that category this season but was followed by its best in the dominant win over Indiana.

Auburn could use this game to iron out some issues with its 3-point shooting.

Will Auburn start slow?

Auburn could get off to a sluggish start in this game due to where it fell on the schedule.

All of Auburn's big non-conference games are in the rearview mirror, and the team is likely ready for its Christmas break and conference play to begin.

It would not be unheard of for Auburn to come out slow in this game and the game against Tennessee-Chattanooga.

What area of the game could Alabama State control?

Rebounding is the only major statistical category in which Alabama State leads Auburn.

The Hornets average 42.1 rebounds per game, while the Tigers average 39.9. If there was an area that Alabama State could be in control of for at least part of the game, rebounding is likely it.

Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. CT, and the broadcast can be found on SEC Network+ or ESPN+.

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