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The Tigers tip off at 8pm.

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Auburn is hitting the home stretch of the non-conference schedule with tonight's game against Winthrop. This is the first of five straight home non-conference games before the SEC season starts.

The Tigers are facing Winthrop, who beat Clemson, who beat Auburn. So who knows how this game will go? Winthrop won at Clemson, so it stands to reason they're going to be a tough game.

If there's good news for the Tigers, it's that Trayvon Reed has a few practices behind him, Antoine Mason is back and getting healthier, and Alex Thompson will be eligible to add more depth.

Oh, and there's this:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Winthrop's Keon Johnson, the team's second-leading scorer at 11.3 PPG, will not play Auburn tonight due to an academic issue.</p>— Justin Ferguson (@JFergusonAU) <a href="https://twitter.com/JFergusonAU/status/545389346489393152">December 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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I hate it for the kid, but it does help Auburn.

Auburn will attempt to make this a good double-header as the ladies beat Savannah State tonight.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Tigers win! FINAL: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Auburn?src=hash">#Auburn</a> 62, Savannah State 56. Auburn wins its 11th straight home game at Auburn Arena. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WarEagle?src=hash">#WarEagle</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PWP?src=hash">#PWP</a></p>— Auburn W Basketball (@AuburnWBB) <a href="https://twitter.com/AuburnWBB/status/545389440261455872">December 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Let's play some basketball.