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Bodda Getta Daily Brew 1/24: A Dish Best Served Cold
BP and the No. 8 Tigers don't want revenge against the Tide - just to play their game
Good morning. “We played them well twice last year, but we weren't able to finish," men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl said about facing Alabama on the road tonight. "We recognize that we got beat twice by them last year. At Auburn, that's your rival. It obviously doesn't sit great."
Auburn swept Alabama two years ago, but last season, the Crimson Tide twice got the best of the Tigers.
Revenge, for senior center Dylan Cardwell, is not as big of a motivator as continuing to play well and capitalize on the opportunity afforded by Auburn's fast SEC start.
"We want to make history in our own way,” Cardwell said. “And if that's beating Alabama at Alabama, then so be it."
In tonight’s game against in-state rival Alabama, Auburn looks to take its number of consecutive victories to 12 and improve to 6-0 in SEC play.
What else can you find mixed into today’s Brew?
🌊 Auburn Swimming & Diving is having more than a moment
🏀 A closer look at tonight’s MBB game
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📈 STOCK UP
🔼 More Pearls of Wisdom. Now that his team has won its way into the top 10, ascending all the way to No. 8 on the strength of 11 straight victories, Auburn coach Bruce Pearl is sticking to his assessment.
"I continue to say we're a little better than people thought we were, but we're not as good as people think we are now," Pearl said. "I still feel that way."
In Auburn's most recent victory, an 82-59 triumph over Ole Miss Saturday at Neville Arena, 11 Tigers played at least 10 minutes, an indication of Pearl's commitment to sharing playing time so that everyone on the court always exerts maximum effort.
"Everybody on this team has accepted less in order for us to achieve more," he said. Playing against Alabama, however, is different. This is a team that ranks in the top five nationally in scoring (89.2 points per game) and 3-pointers (11.3 per game).
“The best defensive players are going to get an edge in the minutes,” Pearl said. “They are a dynamic offensive team."
When Alabama lost at Tennessee Saturday, Auburn became the SEC's only unbeaten team in conference play.
Auburn (16-2, 5-0) tips off against Alabama (12-6, 4-1) tonight at 6:30 p.m. CT at Coleman Coliseum. The game will air on ESPN, and Andy Burcham and Randall Dickey will call the action on the Auburn Sports Network.
🔼 Can’t Dilute This News. Junior diver Whit Andrus delivered two of the best performances of his career against Alabama on Friday inside the Alabama Aquatic Center, securing him SEC Diver of the Week status for the first time.
Going toe-to-toe with in-state foe Alabama, Andrus provided the best 1-2 punch head diving coach John Fox could've asked for. On the 1-meter, Andrus obliterated his career best with a 379.88, more than 60 points above teammate Talan Blackmon in second place.
Andrus came within one point of setting a second career high in the 3-meter competition, stacking together a six-dive list for a 391.58 and his second victory of the day.
Auburn Swim and Dive will be back in action at home inside James E. Martin Aquatic Center Feb. 9-10 for the AU Invitational and First Chance Meets.
🔼 The Life Aquatic. Head coach Ryan Wochomurka sits down with Andy Burcham to discuss the Tigers' sweep of Alabama last weekend on a recent episode of the Talking Tigers Podcast. Auburn continues to trend in a positive direction as the postseason approaches in February.
Wochomurka and Co. host the Auburn Invite Feb. 9-10 inside James E. Martin Aquatics Center. The action will begin at 9:30 a.m. CT on both days.
🤔 TIGER TRIVIA
Swimming in Good News. As relayed above, Auburn’s Whit Andrus has been awarded SEC Diver of the Week. It was the first time Andrus had received this acknowledgment, and Auburn hadn’t had a team member receive it since 2022.
Today’s trivia question—who was the member of Auburn Swimming and Diving who received this honor in 2022?
Think you know the answer? Scroll down to the bottom to find out!
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📅 THE WEEK AHEAD
🏀 Men’s Basketball @ Alabama @ 6:30 p.m. CT on ESPN | Live Audio
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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
Answer: Conner Pruitt
Auburn’s Conner Pruitt was awarded SEC Diver of the Week in January of 2022, also after a dual win over Alabama.
🐅 Have a great Wednesday, y’all