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Auburn wrap-up: Necessary or not, Bama makes its statement

Auburn wrap-up: Necessary or not, Bama makes its statement

Auburn’s strategy was obviously to survive the Alabama first-half storm, keep the game close, then do something heroic in the second half. Such a strategy, though, oversamples early-season results and fails to account for the Alabama of the recent. Alabama may have started the year running up huge numbers and then sitting on the leads, which led to some artificial second-half statistics that implied the Tide couldn’t play after the half.

These days? Ask LSU. Ask The Citadel. And now, ask Auburn.

Auburn preview: Tigers will be tough, but upset chances are low

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Auburn preview: Tigers will be tough, but upset chances are low

Auburn has a solid quarterback, but not one that would threaten to take over a game against a secondary many believe to be elite. The game isn’t in Auburn, where weirdness is born, fertilized and cultivated into something so bizarre it begins to appear as if it should have been scripted by William S. Burroughs. And Alabama, most certainly, doesn’t have an explosiveness problem. The Tide has been as combustible as a sack of nitroglycerin in 2018.

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Projected Depth Chart for Alabama vs. Auburn

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Projected Depth Chart for Alabama vs. Auburn

This is not an official University of Alabama document. The depth chart is taken from individual practice and game observations, and is color-coded.

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Basketball Preview Part 3: Loaded SEC makes for another challenging schedule

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Basketball Preview Part 3: Loaded SEC makes for another challenging schedule

Last season, Alabama broke into the NCAA tournament field despite 15 losses and a losing record in SEC play. What put the Crimson Tide over the top was playing the nation’s third-toughest schedule as measured by RPI. And once again the schedule will pack a punch, although that comes mostly from a loaded SEC slate this time around.

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Previews 2018: Arkansas, Auburn and LSU

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Previews 2018: Arkansas, Auburn and LSU

This isn’t Bret Bielema’s Arkansas anymore, and for a couple of years at least, it’s not going to be fun to be Chad Morris; The SEC’s most momentum-driven team gets a chance to boost its championship hopes early with an opener against Washington; Most observers think there’s a chance the wheels come totally off the Ed Orgeron circus this year; TideFans is outright calling it to happen.

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Alabama 81, Auburn 63: Crimson Tide trades in bubble for bragging rights

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Alabama 81, Auburn 63: Crimson Tide trades in bubble for bragging rights

No. 9 Alabama held top-seeded Auburn without a field goal for the first 10 minutes of the second half and advanced to the SEC Tournament semifinals for a second consecutive year with an 81-63 blowout in St. Louis.

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In shadow of the Arch, Bama must guard the arc versus Auburn

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com Staff March 9, 2018 Where to watch: No. 9 Alabama (18-14) vs. No. 1 Auburn (25-6) – Today noon Central, Scottrade Center (St. Louis), ESPN Who to watch: Donta Hall. The undersized Tigers looked like the perfect victim for Hall in the Feb. 21 matchup at Auburn Arena, but instead they […]

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Auburn 90, Alabama 71: Defenseless Tide gets torched behind the arc

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com Staff Feb. 21, 2018 Alabama gave up a dozen 3-pointers and got embarrassed on the glass as No. 12 Auburn sent the Crimson Tide back to Tuscaloosa smarting after a 90-71 beatdown. What did we learn today?: All those open looks from behind the arc that Bama has allowed this year […]

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Time to unleash Donta Hall on undersized Auburn

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com Staff Feb. 21, 2018 Where to watch: Alabama (17-10, 8-6 SEC) at No. 12 Auburn (23-4, 11-3) – Today 7:30 pm. Central, Auburn Arena, SEC Network Who to watch: Donta Hall. He only got to play 15 minutes and just attempted (and made) one shot in last month’s 76-71 Bama upset […]

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Alabama 76, Auburn 71: John Petty erupts at perfect time to stun No. 17 Tigers

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Alabama 76, Auburn 71: John Petty erupts at perfect time to stun No. 17 Tigers

John Petty lit up No. 17 Auburn for eight 3-pointers as Alabama overcame the absence of Collin Sexton and pulled within a game of first place in the SEC by springing the 76-71 upset at Coleman Coliseum.

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