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Bodda Getta Daily Brew 1/25: A Blip on the Basketball Radar
Despite an epic hardwood battle and Broome's 25 points, Alabama handed the Tigers their first SEC loss
Good morning. Johni Broome's double-double helped No. 8 Auburn erase a 14-point halftime deficit, but Alabama handed the Tigers their first SEC defeat 79-75 Wednesday at Coleman Coliseum, ending Auburn's 11-game win streak.
"We can compete on the road in a tough environment against a really good team," Auburn coach Bruce Pearl said. "This may not be the outcome we wanted, but this is an outcome that tells me something."
Broome led Auburn with 25 points, 14 rebounds and five blocked shots. The Tigers remain tied for the SEC lead with Alabama, while Tennessee is a half-game back.
Auburn (16-3, 5-1) remains on the road this weekend, traveling to Starkville on Saturday to play Mississippi State at 2:30 p.m. CT on SEC Network and the Auburn Sports Network.
What else can you find mixed into today’s Brew?
🥎 Maddie Penta and Nelia Peralta get pre-season recognition
🐎 The Flipping Out Podcast with Sophia Groth is not to be missed
🐅 And much, much more!
📹 WAREAGLE+: AUBURN ACCESS
DeWanna Bonner's Weekend on the Plains. Go behind the scenes on WarEagle+ as Auburn legend DeWanna Bonner returns to the plains to raise her jersey to the rafters. From her arrival to a practice with the team and, of course, a win over Alabama, Auburn celebrates the contributions of number 24 with an unforgettable weekend.
📈 STOCK UP
🔼 Sophia Groth and Her Dollar Tree Epiphany. How did Sophia choose Auburn? Find out how a trip to the Dollar Tree, wandering the aisles while her mom ran other errands, made the choice crystal clear.
Sophia joined the Flipping Out Podcast to chat about how she balances academics, athletics, and voluntary work - and why her mission is to leave a lasting legacy on NCAA Gymnastics. Watch on YouTube or listen anywhere you get your podcasts.
🔼 Two Ps in a Pod. After turning in All-Southeastern Conference performances a season ago, senior pitcher Maddie Penta and junior shortstop Nelia Peralta were honored as Preseason All-SEC selections, while Auburn softball was selected to finish fifth, following a vote by the league's 13 head coaches.
The reigning SEC Pitcher of the Year and NFCA First Team All-American, Penta returns for her final season in an Auburn uniform. The right-hander from Chesapeake City, Maryland, led the SEC in wins last season with 27, tying the program's single-season record.
Auburn's most consistent hitter a season ago, Peralta started every game at shortstop for the Tigers in 2023. A staple at the top of the lineup, the Wellington, Florida, native led the team with a .329 batting average, 39 runs scored and 54 hits.
Read the full article for more on their incredible contributions to the Tigers softball program.
Opening Day on The Plains is set for Friday, Feb. 9, versus Virginia Tech at 1 p.m. CT at Jane B. Moore Field. As part of the Tiger Invite, Auburn also faces Belmont later that afternoon at 4 p.m. CT. Single game, Pick 6 and flex plan ticket options are available to purchase by CLICKING HERE.
🔼 It’s Absolute Maddie-ness. It’s Maddie Penta’s world, and we’re all just living in it. On top of the preseason SEC recognition, Auburn ace Maddie Penta has been chosen as one of 50 student-athletes selected to the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Watch List for the second consecutive year.
The reigning Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Year and All-American was one of 21 SEC athletes to earn a spot on the initial watch list. Penta was a top 25 finalist for the award a season ago.
See the article above this 👆🏼 for info on how to see Penta and the rest of the talented Tigers on the Plains this season.
🔼 Go For Gogul. We're less than two weeks away from the start of the spring Auburn Equestrian season, and we're getting to know our newcomers—this week is Reilly Gogul.
Hometown: Covington, Kentucky
Discipline: Jumping Seat
Prior to Auburn: Go here for her many pre-Auburn accolades
Some Quick Hits on Reilly Gogul:
Why Auburn? "When I got on campus for the first time, it just felt like the right place, and that feeling carried through when I met the team for the first time."
Favorite memory with the team so far? "Probably our breakdown at the first meet of the season. It was a home meet, and we were all so excited and anxious to get going, and the energy was so high.”
When did you start riding? "I grew up riding horses. Both my parents were professionals and had a business together, so I was at the barn pretty much every day when I was a kid. I tried some other sports like soccer and tennis, but in the end, nothing compared to riding."
Biggest lesson so far? "I've learned a lot about what it means to be a teammate. Our sport is almost entirely individual in the professional industry, so this was my first experience ever being on an equestrian team, and it taught me a lot about small sacrifices and how I can lift people up."
🤔 TIGER TRIVIA
Tumbling Trivia Time. Today, your short-term memory will be tested with a trivia question on an Auburn Gymnastics stat that was posted just recently.
What is Auburn’s highest-ranked event in gymnastics as of this week?
Think you know the answer? Scroll down to the bottom to find out!
🐅 ONE BIG THING
Presented Without Comment…Well, Minimal Comment. Talk about making some noise in the national rankings!
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📅 THE WEEK AHEAD
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👟 XCTF @ Razorback Invitational
🤸🏼♂️ Gymnastics @ Arkansas - TBA
🎾 Women’s Tennis vs. Denver @ ITA Kickoff @ 5:30 p.m. CT
👟 XCTF @ Razorback Invitational
🎾 Women’s Tennis vs. Duke or Princeton @ ITA Kickoff @ Time TBA
🏌️♀️ Women’s Golf at Lady Bulldog Individual
🏀 Men’s Basketball @ Mississippi State @ 2:30 p.m. CT on SEC Network | Live Audio
🎾 Men’s Tennis @ ITA Kickoff Weekend @ Time TBA | Live Stats
🎉 TRIVIA ANSWER
Auburn's floor squad is ranked 12th nationally with a 49.375 average, while the bars and beam lineups are both ranked 14th. Auburn has a 49.233 average on bars, and beam stands at 49.133. The vault team is ranked 19th at 49.142.
The Tigers face the No. 4 Arkansas Razorbacks in Fayetteville tomorrow at 6:45 p.m. CT, to be aired on the SEC+ Network.
🐅 Have a great Thursday, y’all