Tennessee faces tough test vs No. 13 Auburn

College Basketball

Tennessee is 0-6 when opposing teams score 74 or more points. Auburn is a perfect 20-0 when its offense scores at least 74 points.

SEC Basketball Tournament -  Quarterfinals

ST LOUIS, MO – MARCH 09: Head coach Bruce Pearl of Auburn Tigers reacts during the game against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the quarterfinals round of the 2018 SEC Basketball Tournament at Scottrade Center on March 9, 2018 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Tennessee (15-11, 7-6) vs. No. 13 Auburn (22-4, 9-4)

Auburn Arena, Auburn, Alabama; Saturday, 12 a.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: No. 13 Auburn presents a tough challenge for Tennessee. Tennessee has won two of its five games against ranked teams this season. Auburn lost 65-55 on the road to Georgia on Wednesday.

FUELING THE OFFENSE: Santiago Vescovi has either made or assisted on 49 percent of all Tennessee field goals over the last three games. Vescovi has accounted for 13 field goals and 20 assists in those games.

SIGNIFICANCE OF 74: Tennessee is 0-6 when opposing teams score 74 or more points. Auburn is a perfect 20-0 when its offense scores at least 74 points. The Tigers have averaged 78.6 points per game over their last five.

FLOOR SPACING: Tennessee’s Jordan Bowden has attempted 144 3-pointers and connected on 26.4 percent of them, and is 4 for 15 over the last three games.

DID YOU KNOW: Auburn is ranked 21st in the country by scoring 79 points per game this year. Tennessee has only averaged 66.8 points per game, which ranks 265th.

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