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Jaylin Williams remained perfect in the 80-65 win over Vanderbilt as Tigers go 4-0 in SEC play
Good morning. It was a perfect night for Jaylin Williams, who scored a game-high 21 points to lead No. 13 Auburn to an 80-65 win at Vanderbilt on Wednesday night.
The fifth-year senior made a hook shot on the game's opening possession, and he never missed after that. He finished 7-of-7 from the field, including a pair of 3-pointers, and made all five of his free throw attempts.
"That says it all," head coach Bruce Pearl said. "He's 5-for-5 in the first half and doesn't say a word about 'Get me the ball.' He doesn't say a word about his touches. He just plays.”
For Auburn, it was the 10th straight win, with all 10 victories coming by 11 or more points. The Tigers are now 4-0 to start SEC play.
Auburn (15-2, 4-0) returns home this weekend for a top-25 matchup against Ole Miss in Neville Arena. The game is set to tip off at 7:30 p.m. CT on Saturday.
What else can you find mixed into today’s Brew?
🏈 2 big additions to Coach Freeze’s coaching staff
🏀 Tonight’s WBB game at Vandy moved to a 2 p.m. CT tip-off
🐅 And much, much more!
📹 The Flight - Men’s Basketball (S. 1, Ep. 2)
Spend a gameday with HC Bruce Pearl as Auburn hosted Alabama State. Relive Auburn's record-breaking win at Arkansas. Get to know senior Jaylin Williams and go inside Auburn's win over Texas A&M—all on WarEagle+.
📈 STOCK UP
🔼 New Personnel on the Plains. Derrick Nix has been named offensive coordinator and running backs coach at Auburn, head coach Hugh Freeze announced Wednesday. Nix has spent the previous 16 years at Ole Miss, 12 as running backs coach and the last four as the Rebels' wide receivers coach. For the last two seasons, the veteran coach was the assistant head coach.
Kent Austin, who served as a special assistant to the head coach/quality control for the past year at Auburn, has been moved to an on-field position as quarterbacks coach. Austin, who has two decades as a coach at the collegiate and professional level, was offensive coordinator for Coach Freeze at Liberty from 2019-22.
About Coach Nix, Freeze said, “Derrick knows the level of excellence required to be successful in this league, and I know he's looking forward to the opportunity to help develop a winning program at Auburn.”
"I've known Kent for a long time and worked with him at multiple schools,” Freeze went on to say. “He is a great teacher and developer of quarterbacks and has been a valuable resource to our program this past year."
Read the full article for more on the impressive backgrounds of both these men.
🔼 Comin’ at the Commodores…Earlier Time Announced. Auburn women's basketball looks to build on the momentum from their historic win over LSU as they head back out on the road for a game against Vanderbilt at Memorial Gym in Nashville.
Due to the inclement weather that has affected the southeast and surrounding areas, Thursday's Auburn at Vanderbilt women's basketball game will now tip off at 2 p.m. CT instead of 6:30.
The Tigers (12-5, 1-3 SEC) were the toast of the women's college basketball world over the weekend after their 67-62 victory over No. 7/4 LSU Sunday in front of a record crowd of 7,720 at Neville Arena. Vanderbilt (16-2, 3-1) saw a nine-game win streak come to an end Sunday with a 65-63 loss at home to Missouri.
Auburn is then back home for another huge Sunday showdown as rival Alabama visits Neville Arena for a 2 p.m. CT start. Auburn legend DeWanna Bonner will be honored by having her jersey retired in a pregame ceremony that will begin at approximately 1:50 p.m. The 2009 SEC Champions, of which Bonner was a part, will be recognized at halftime.
🔼 Friday Afternoon Heights. Accustomed to Friday Night Heights and competing on SEC Network, No. 12 Auburn and No. 7 Florida lead off the SECN's gymnastics coverage with a 5 p.m. CT meet Friday at Neville Arena, requiring schedule adjustments from coaches and gymnasts.
"I don't think I've had a home meet this early since I've been here," said Cassie Stevens, in her fifth season on the Plains.
"It's closer to our practice time," Auburn coach Jeff Graba said. "If I had a choice, the early ones might be better physically than the late ones. However, it's a challenge with school, it's a challenge with our fanbase with work. But it's a premier opponent. I don't think we're going to have a problem filling the stands even at 5 o'clock."
After scoring 197.025 in their home opener last week, the Tigers take on the defending NCAA runner-up this week.
"It's exciting to have a premier opponent coming to Neville Arena," Graba said. "It's a lot of fun to compete against the best. I don't think you get better if you don't compete against really quality opponents. It'll be a good measuring stick."
Check out this article for information for fans, including parking, ticketing and seating.
🔼 Trailblazing. With Auburn Equestrian on midseason break, it's time to get to know another newcomer—Brooke Jolstad!
Hometown: Lakewood, Colorado
Prior to Auburn: Go here for her many pre-Auburn accolades
Some Quick Hits on Brooke Jolstad:
Why Auburn? "I could see myself on Auburn's gorgeous campus and I was excited to buy into all of Auburn traditions and culture. I loved how the barn felt like a place you wanted to stay and hang out at even when you are not there for practice.”
Major? "My major is professional flight. After college, I hope to be a pilot for an airline."
When did you start riding? "I started riding horses when I was three years old on my uncle BJ's retired rope horse, Charlie. Some of my favorite memories from that time were going on trail rides through the mountains, and when I was little, we would ride Charlie around with at least four little kids on his back, having the time of our lives."
Biggest adjustment coming from Colorado? The weather and the seasons.
Favorite Auburn horse? “Rufus. We had a little bit of a rough start, but he is so fancy and adorable that you can't get mad at him. He was also the horse that I won my very first MOP on, so he will always be special to me."
🤔 TIGER TRIVIA
So Clutch. With tonight’s WBB game vs. Vanderbilt, today’s trivia turns to the ultra-exciting matchup between the two teams last February.
With 4.4 seconds remaining, an Auburn women’s hoops player made a pair of tie-breaking free throws and then stole the ball to secure Auburn's 78-76 victory over Vanderbilt on what was Senior Day Sunday at Neville Arena.
Who was this talented player?
Think you know the answer? Scroll down to the bottom to find out!
🐅 ONE BIG THING
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📅 THE WEEK AHEAD
👟 XCTF @ Vanderbilt Invitational
🌊 Swimming & Diving @ Alabama @ 4 p.m. CT
🤸🏼♂️ Gymnastics vs. Florida @ 5 p.m. CT on SEC Network | Tickets
👟 XCTF @ Vanderbilt Invitational
🎾 Women’s Tennis @ North Carolina @ 10 a.m. CT
🎉 TRIVIA ANSWER
Answer: Honesty Scott-Grayson
"For my last one to come out with a win is very important to me," said Scott-Grayson—who led Auburn with six assists—after the win over Vandy. "Playing for our fans and our program, and most importantly, playing for each other. It was a team effort."
And ICYMI—For the first time in her career, Scott-Grayson was recently named SEC Player of the Week, and she also became one of five recipients of the USBWA Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Week honors.
🐅 Have a great Thursday, y’all