The No. 12 Auburn Tigers take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs in the semifinals of the SEC Tournament at Bridgestone Arena this afternoon.

Auburn, the No. 4 seed, picked up an 86-55 win over the No. 5 seed South Carolina Gamecocks yesterday. Mississippi State, the No. 9 seed, pulled off an upset over the top-seeded Tennessee Volunteers.

What are the biggest things to watch for during the game?

Will Chaney Johnson continue his hot streak?

After a slow start to conference play, Auburn's 6-foot-7 forward has been playing better.

Johnson has strung together a couple of solid performances in a row and helped Auburn pick up the win over South Carolina yesterday.

Can Auburn contain Josh Hubbard?

Mississippi State's 5-foot-10 freshman guard has caused problems for a lot of teams this season.

Hubbard averages 17 points per game which places him at No. 7 in the SEC.

Hubbard is a tough player to guard, but Auburn will need to contain him in order to keep their SEC Championship hopes alive.

Will Auburn maintain its solid play at neutral site venues?

Auburn's only loss at a neutral site venue was its season-opening loss to Baylor.

Auburn has played perfectly at neutral venues since then, which will help the team be prepared for the SEC Tournament.

Tipoff is set for 12 p.m. CT. The television broadcast can be found on ESPN, and the Auburn Sports Network broadcast can be streamed anywhere on the Auburn Athletics app.

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