The No. 13 Auburn Tigers (15-2, 4-0 SEC) return to action tonight to host the No. 22 Ole Miss Rebels (15-2, 2-2 SEC).
Ole Miss will be the second-ranked team Auburn has played this season and its first top-25 matchup.
What are the biggest things to watch for during the game?
What kind of reception will the Flanigans get?
Former Auburn assistant coach Wes Flanigan and his son Allen, a former forward for the Tigers, decided to join Chris Beard and the Rebels in Oxford this offseason.
It will be interesting to see what kind of a response the Flanigans will get from the Auburn faithful, particularly the student section known as "The Jungle."
Allen Flanigan is Ole Miss' second-highest scorer and leading rebounder, averaging 16.5 points and seven rebounds per game. Will his level of play be affected by a potentially hostile crowd?
Can Auburn take care of the ball?
Ole Miss averages 8.7 steals per game, which places it at No. 3 in the SEC. Auburn can sometimes be careless with the ball and averages 10.1 turnovers per game.
How good of a job Auburn does of not turning the ball over will go a long way toward deciding how this game plays out.
Can Auburn stop Matthew Murrell?
Ole Miss has a talented scorer in guard, Matthew Murrell.
The senior from Memphis, Tenn., leads the Rebels in scoring with 17.4 points per game. Additionally, Murrell averages 3.8 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game and shoots 48.2% from the field as well as 39.3% from 3-point range,
Auburn will have its work cut out on the perimeter in this game.
Will Jaylin Williams continue his stretch of dominance?
Jaylin Williams has been playing some of the best basketball of his Auburn career recently.
Over Auburn's last three games, Williams has scored 52 points and has recorded 23 rebounds.
If Williams can bring this production level to the game tonight, Auburn will be a difficult team to beat, particularly at home.
Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m. CT. The television broadcast can be found on SEC Network, and the Auburn Sports Network broadcast can be streamed anywhere on the Auburn Athletics App.
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