SEC reschedules Auburn basketball matchup versus MS State

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Auburn basketballMandatory Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports /

After dealing with inclement weather issues all week, the Auburn basketball game versus Mississippi State has been rescheduled twice, but now has an official date. Originally the Tigers were slated to play the Bulldogs on February 16, but icy weather conditions prompted a postponement to February 18.

According to the SEC, the final week of league play will take place March 6-7, a weekend that was purposefully left open on the schedule in order to provide a make-up day for any canceled games due to the nature of COVID-19.

Seven games were rescheduled for that weekend, including Alabama at Georgia, LSU at Missouri, Texas A&M at Arkansas, South Carolina at Kentucky, Vanderbilt at Ole Miss, and Florida at Tennessee.

Auburn and Mississippi State are scheduled to face off at Auburn Arena on Saturday, March 6, though the time and TV spot have yet to be announced. The Bulldogs will replace the Alabama Crimson Tide as the Tigers’ final competitor of the season–one that will end after regular season play for Auburn.

The Tigers are struggling in the final stretch of the season, going into their matchup against Tennessee 5-10 and on a three-game losing streak. To add insult to injury, Sharife Cooper may or may not play again this season after sitting out versus Florida due to an ankle injury.

The Gators won out over Auburn basketball on Tuesday with a final score of 74-57 after holding the Tigers to just 22 points in the first half. The team struggled in a major way on the offense without point guard Sharife Cooper on the floor and turned over the ball 13 times before halftime.

The shots will need to start falling if the Tigers hope to end their losing streak this weekend against the Tennessee Volunteers.

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