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Auburn's Austin Wiley pulls down a rebound during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Missouri on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

SEC stacked with NCAA Tournament bubble teams

Feb. 16, 2020 10:46 PM EST

The SEC has three teams that should be locks for the NCAA Tournament. The rest of the conference may have some work to do. No. 11 Auburn (22-3) climbed as high as No. 5 in The AP Top 25 and was among the top 16 seeds in the NCAA's preliminary rankings earlier this month. The Tigers have lost just three times in...

Auburn's Samir Doughty, right, tries to steal the ball from Missouri's Xavier Pinson, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Smith, Pinson lead Missouri to 85-73 win over No. 11 Auburn

Feb. 15, 2020 10:04 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — As Missouri’s two point guards, Dru Smith and Xavier Pinson rarely play on the same side in practice. The pair looked comfortable together on Saturday, each scoring 28 points as Missouri beat No. 11 Auburn 85-73. “It was a little weird at first, weird playing off the...

Alabama guard Kira Lewis Jr. (2) celebrates with fans after an upset win over LSU in an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)

Lewis, Shackelford lead Alabama past No. 25 LSU, 88-82

Feb. 15, 2020 7:22 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — LSU couldn't find a way to stop Kira Lewis Jr. and Jaden Shackelford, or to beat Herbert Jones and his one healthy hand to rebounds. Lewis scored 27 points, Shackelford had 26 and Jones had a career-high 17 rebounds as Alabama held off a big comeback attempt by No. 25 LSU for an...

Mississippi State forward Reggie Perry (1) looks for room past Mississippi forward KJ Buffen (5) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Oxford, Miss., Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Mississippi won 83-58. (AP Photo/Thomas Graning)

SEC's bubble teams need to start making better impression

Feb. 14, 2020 2:42 AM EST

Here are a few things to watch in Southeastern Conference basketball this week: GAME OF THE WEEKEND Mississippi State (15-9, 6-5 SEC) at Arkansas (16-8, 4-7): This game features two bubble teams that desperately need a win to boost their NCAA Tournament credentials. Arkansas started out 14-2 this season but has...

Auburn forward Anfernee McLemore (24) grabs a rebound over Alabama during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett)

Wiley, No. 11 Auburn survive in OT again, 95-91 over Alabama

Feb. 12, 2020 10:57 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — This time the Auburn Tigers survived a record-setting 3-point barrage in their latest foray into overtime. Austin Wiley had 18 points, a career-high 17 rebounds and five blocked shots and No. 11 Auburn continued to live on the edge, beating rival Alabama 95-91 Wednesday night in...

Auburn guard J'Von McCormick (5) drives past LSU guard Marlon Taylor (14) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett)

No. 11 Auburn showing penchant for improbable wins

Feb. 11, 2020 5:26 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The Auburn Tigers were down eight points against LSU with 86 seconds left when J'Von McCormick started sinking 3-pointers. One. Two. Three. In a frenzied 20-second span, the 11th-ranked Tigers' point guard brought them back and ultimately hit the game-winning basket for a 91-90...

Georgia's Tyree Crump (4) fights through the Alabama defense during an NCAA college basketball game between Alabama and Georgia in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. Georgia lost in overtime 105-102. (Kristin M. Bradshaw/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)

Lewis scores career-high 37 as Alabama tops Georgia in OT

Feb. 8, 2020 10:00 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Kira Lewis Jr. and Alabama finally found a way to win a close game. Lewis scored a career-high 37 points, including two free throws in overtime to give Alabama a lead that would stand, and the Crimson Tide beat Georgia 105-102 on Saturday night to end a three-game losing streak. Alabama...

Auburn guard J'Von McCormick (5) shoots the game-winning basket in overtime over an LSU defender during an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Auburn, Ala. auburn won 91-90 in overtime.(AP Photo/Julie Bennett)

McCormick's OT basket lifts No. 11 Auburn past No. 18 LSU

Feb. 8, 2020 3:38 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — J’Von McCormick’s floater bounced high off the rim before finally going through the net, one last bit of suspense in a game and a performance filled with it. McCormick's basket with 0.1 second left in overtime lifted No. 11 Auburn to a 91-90 win over No. 18 LSU in a...

FBI partners with Auburn as it creates new Alabama work base

Feb. 8, 2020 12:09 PM EST

The FBI is partnering with Auburn University as it expands its mission. FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich visited Auburn recently to discuss the new relationship. Bowdich discussed priorities of the Federal Bureau of Investigation such as counterterrorism, cyber-crime, and counterintelligence, The Opelika-Auburn...

LSU guard Javonte Smart (1) leaves the court as Vanderbilt players celebrate after an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt upset LSU 99-90. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

No. 11 Auburn hosts No. 18 LSU in Top 25 SEC showdown

Feb. 7, 2020 4:01 AM EST

Here are a few things to watch this weekend in the Southeastern Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND No. 11 Auburn vs. No. 18 LSU. With LSU absorbing it first league loss Wednesday night at Vanderbilt, Auburn (20-2, 7-2 Southeastern Conference) can move into a first-place tie with the visiting Tigers (17-5, 8-1) with...