St. Louis faces tough test vs No. 12 Auburn

St. Louis faces tough test vs No. 12 Auburn
Auburn coach Bruce Pearl Auburn Men's SEC Basketball Media Day on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2019 in Birmingham, Ala. Todd Van Emst (Source: Todd Van Emst/AU Athletics)

Saint Louis (8-1) vs. No. 12 Auburn (8-0)

Legacy Arena, Birmingham, Alabama; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: No. 12 Auburn presents a tough challenge for Saint Louis. Saint Louis has played a ranked team only once this season and lost. Auburn is looking to extend its current eight-game winning streak.

FABULOUS FRESHMEN: Saint Louis' Jordan Goodwin, Gibson Jimerson and Yuri Collins have combined to score 43 percent of the team's points this season and have accounted for 51 percent of all Billikens scoring over the last five games.GIFTED GOODWIN: Goodwin has connected on 36.4 percent of the 22 3-pointers he's attempted and has gone 3 for 9 over the last three games. He's also converted 51.4 percent of his free throws this season.

ASSIST RATIOS: The Billikens have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Tigers. Auburn has an assist on 44 of 87 field goals (50.6 percent) across its previous three matchups while Saint Louis has assists on 42 of 80 field goals (52.5 percent) during its past three games.

DID YOU KNOW: Auburn is ranked ninth in Division I with an average of 85 points per game. The Tigers have averaged 90.2 points per game over their last five games.

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