Know the Opponent: Auburn

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Know the Opponent: Auburn (10-4)

KenPom ranking: 105

Best win: No. 28 Texas Tech

Worst loss: No. 172 Boston College

Both Ole Miss and Auburn are after their first win in conference play. Ole Miss has had arguably the toughest open of any team, drawing Kentucky at home followed by back-to-back road games. 

Auburn on Offense:  Auburn plays fast. The Tigers average fewer than 15 seconds per possession, the 14th-fastest pace in the country. However, Auburn is below the national average in both 3-point and 2-point shots. Ole Miss hasn't been good at defending 3s this season, but Auburn hasn't shot them at a high rate. Because of that, Auburn ranks just 164th in offensive efficiency. 

Auburn does get to the line though. Mustapha Heron ranks 17th in the nation in drawing fouls. Heron runs the show, taking more than 1/4 of the shots when he's on the floor.  

Auburn on Defense: Auburn's defense is the strength of the team. Teams have not shot the ball well against the Tigers. Auburn also forces teams to turn the ball over at a high rate. That's an issue that has plagued Ole Miss this season. Ole Miss can't let what happened in the first half at Florida in regards to turnovers happen again and have a shot to win. 

Auburn has been susceptible to offensive rebounds though, and that's an area where Ole Miss can thrive. The Rebels rank 24th in the nation in offensive rebound percentage while Auburn's defense ranks 280th in the same category. 

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    Fiftyyears fan said:

    How can you have five straight top 25 recruiting classes and look as bad as Ole Miss has this year. Easy lack of coaching fundamentals. Look at Mason at Vandy, nothing but 2 and 3 star recruits out of high school and he developers players that want to win. Hugh freeze has 3, 4 & 5 recruits and he expects them to win because of what they were in High School. Mr. Freeze you have not been teaching the fundamentals of football or winning in life. Mr. Freeze you have quit on your players because you have some false expectations of what they are instead of what you can develop in them. Either do your job or quit. Oh yea, please quit running your smoke and mirrors offense, everyone has figured it out. Run a physical offense that can open up holes for your running backs and then your pass attack want require 12 are 14 four and five star receivers. Mr. Freeze you have problems and you need to know that you are not smarter than the rest of the coaches in the SEC.

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