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Auburn basketball: Tigers will test perfect record in Tuscaloosa

Auburn swept Alabama last season, but the Tide have a new coach and a new identity under Nate Oats that could give Auburn some trouble.

It seems like the way to beat Auburn is to play fast and make a lot of threes. For example, in Auburn’s overtime win against Furman, Furman made 13 three pointers. Vanderbilt rallied late, and still lost, but made 10 threes against Auburn. NC State and Davidson, both games that Auburn controlled, went on runs against Auburn thanks to their combined 17 threes against the Tigers, and Alabama could possess the means to force another close game.