(2017-18 RECORD: 5-1, 0-0 SEC) vs. (2017-18 RECORD: 4-3, 0-0 A-10)
|Sun, Dec 3||2 p.m.|
AUBURN, Ala. - The Tigers return home to face George Mason for their second-consecutive matchup with a program from the Atlantic 10. Auburn opens a season-long three-game homestand with its tilt on Sunday.
Rod Bramblett and Sonny Smith will have the radio call on 93.9 Tiger FM, online at www.AuburnTigers.com and on the TuneIn app. The game will also be broadcast on SEC Network+ with Andy Burcham and Joe Ciampi on the call.
The three-game homestand marks the longest of its kind since the first three games of the season during the 2016-17 campaign. The Tigers won all three of those contests against North Florida (Nov. 11), Georgia State (Nov. 14) and Eastern Kentucky (Nov. 17).
Auburn has outrebounded its opponents in all six of the games this season - a feat that was only accomplished 10 times a season ago. The Tigers rank second in the SEC and 27th in the nation with an average rebounding margin of 9.3 per game.
Mustapha Heron is on the best scoring streak of his young career. Heron has scored 20 or more points in three consecutive games. The sophomore had previously never reached the 20-point plateau in back-to-back games before this season.
Following its duel with George Mason, Auburn continues its homestand versus Gardner-Webb Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. CT.
Player to Watch: Jared Harper
Sophomore point guard Jared Harper has been on a tear since the season tipped off in early November. He has matched his career-high in assists three times already with seven in games against Indiana State, Temple and Winthrop. Harper has also reached double-figures in scoring four of the six non-conference contests thus far in the 2017-18 season.
Inside the Series: George Mason
The Tigers and Patriots will meet for the first time in series history Sunday afternoon in Auburn Arena.
The Tigers, however, are 17-9 against teams from the currently constructed Atlantic 10 Conference all-time, including 1-0 this this with a 73-60 victory at Dayton.
An Auburn Win Would...
With a win Sunday, Auburn could notch a victory against the 10th different team in the A-10. The Tigers have defeated 10 teams from the same league in four conferences (ACC, C-USA, Ohio Valley, SEC).
On This Date
On Dec. 3, 1957, Auburn set a record that still stands to this day in Tiger history. Auburn pulled down an impressive 79 rebounds in a a triumph over Jacksonville State. The Tigers went on to win the game by a score of 89-50.
The Tigers are 14-8 on this date all-time, including last season's 74-70 victory at UAB.
According to KenPom.com, sophomore Anferee McLemore leads the nation in block percentage with an impressive .205 clip. The percentage means that McLemore produces a block one out of every five defensive possessions while he is on the court.