The Crimson Tide have won two straight at home over Ole Miss 69-67 in double overtime on Saturday and 72-66 over Arkansas on Jan. 28 to end a four-game losing streak ... in the win over the Rebels, JaMychal Green had 16 points and 12 rebounds while Tony Mitchell added 14 points off the bench ... Alabama won despite shooting 39.7 percent from the floor and 3-of-17 from 3-point range ... the four-game losing streak included losses at Mississippi State 56-52, to Vanderbilt 69-59, at Kentucky 77-71 and at South Carolina 56-54 ... JaMychal Green averages a team-high 13.8 points and and a team-high 7.2 rebounds while Tony Mitchell averages 13.1 points and 7.0 rebounds ... Trevor Releford adds 12.3 points and 3.1 assists ... Alabama shoots 45.8 percent from the field and 26.5 percent from 3-point range the Tide leads the SEC in 3-point field goal pct. defense (.278) and is second in scoring defense (58.3), field goal pct. defense (.376) and free throw pct (.715) ... Alabama ranks third in the league with a +8.1 scoring margin ... Alabama's other SEC wins have come at Georgia 74-59 and over LSU 69-53.
This is the 144th meeting between Auburn and Alabama with the Crimson Tide holding an 87-56 advantage.
However, Auburn has won six of the last 10 games in the series while Alabama holds a slim 14-13 lead in the last 27 meetings.
In the last 10 games, the Tigers swept the Tide in 2007 and 2009, split the 2008 and 2010 series and were swept last year although both games were decided by a combined 12 points.
The Tigers hold a 26-25 series lead in Auburn, including 0-1 in Auburn Arena. The Tigers have won 11 of the last 15 games between the two in Auburn.
Alabama holds a 43-8 series lead in Tuscaloosa, including a 36-7 mark in Coleman Coliseum. However, Auburn has won two of the last five games played in Coleman Coliseum.
The Tigers have a 22-19 lead at neutral sites.
Tony Barbee vs. Alabama
Auburn head coach Tony Barbee is 0-2 against Alabama and Crimson Tide head coach Anthony Grant.
Grant is 3-1 coaching against Auburn.
6 of 10 Auburn Wins in Series
Auburn has won six of the last 10 games in the series as the Tigers swept the Tide in 2007 and 2009, split the 2008 and 2010 series and were swept last year although both games were decided by a combined 12 points.
Last year, Alabama edged Auburn 51- 49 in Tuscaloosa and 68-58 in Auburn.
Two years ago, Auburn defeated Alabama 58-57 in Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum while the Tigers' four-game winning streak in the series came to an end in a 73-61 loss in Tuscaloosa on Mar. 6, 2010.
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