Basketball teaser

Texas A&M at No. 8 Auburn

WHEN: 8 p.m., today

WHERE: Auburn Auburn Arena (9,121)

RECORDS: Auburn (21-2, 9-1); Texas A&M (15-8, 4-6)

ON THE AIR: TV — SEC Network

TEXAS A&M LINEUP: G T.J. Starks, 6-2, Fr., 6.7 ppg.; G Admon Gilder, 6-2, Fr., 11.7 ppg.; F Robert Williams, 6-10, So., 10.4 ppg.; F D.J. Hogg, 6-9, Sr., 15.9 ppg.; C Tyler Davis, 6-10, So., 10.4 ppg.

AUBURN LINEUP: G Jared Harper, 5-10, So., 12.9 ppg.; G Bryce Brown, 6-3, Jr., 17 ppg.; G Mustapha Heron, 6-5, So., 15.6 ppg.; F Desan Murray, 6-3, Jr., 11.2 ppg.; F Anfernee McLemore, 6-8, Soph, 7.4 ppg.

NOTEWORTHY: Auburn moved up three spots to No. 8 in this week’s Associated Press poll, the Tigers’ first top-10 ranking since Auburn was ranked No. 9 on. Feb. 7, 2000, and the highest the Tigers have been ranked since checking in at No. 7 on Jan. 24, 2000. ... Auburn shot 56.1 percent (32-of-57) from the floor against Vanderbilt, which is the Tigers’ highest field-goal percentage in an SEC game this season. Auburn is 7-0 on the season when shooting 50 percent or better from the field, including 3-0 in SEC play. ... The clash with the eighth-ranked Tigers is the start of a big week for the Aggies, who will return home to host No. 24 Kentucky on Saturday. Texas A&M is 2-3 against ranked teams this season. ... In his last six games, sophomore forward Robert Williams has averaging 14.0 points and 9.7 rebounds a contest, while shooting 75.0 percent from the floor.

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