Auburn basketball deemed 'overvalued' by ESPN analysts

The crew of ESPN's College GameDay isn't very high on Auburn basketball heading into the postseason.

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The crew of ESPN's College GameDay isn't very high on Auburn basketball heading into the postseason

The SEC tournament begins this week, and is immediately followed up by the NCAA tournament and March Madness. For the first time in a few years, it seems like the Auburn basketball team is getting hot at the right time and may have the potential for a solid run in both tournaments.

Some folks aren't as high on the Tigers, however. Andraya Carter and Jay Williams of ESPN College GameDay have both tabbed Auburn basketball as an 'overvalued' team heading into the postseason, per On3 Sports.

“Auburn is my overvalued team, in that you may think that they’re going to get a win, but they can also get knocked out early,” Carter said. “Some of their losses are in the 50s and the 60s. It kind of goes with their scoring. I worry about their guard play. Their third leading scorer comes off the bench, so Auburn’s a team that I think may be a little overvalued.”

Williams was quick to agree with Carter, and pointed to the Tigers' guard play as worrisome heading into the Big Dance.

“I’m with you. Auburn is my pick too,” Williams added. “I think Auburn’s talented with the way they play defense. I think that guard play you made mention of, Aden Holloway, Tre Donaldson. Having somebody to make the game easier. Holloway especially, I think just as a freshman, relies too much on his jump shot. That midrange area is somewhere they’ve struggled. So I’m going to agree with you on Auburn.”

However, on the bright side, Nashville is a place where Auburn has strong fan support, and Auburn basketball will have an opportunity to prove the analysts wrong later this week.