Auburn Tigers News: Auburn basketball keeps it rolling with win over Penn, Auburn football transfer portal updates

In today's edition of Auburn Tigers News, Bruce and the boys keep it rolling with a big win over Penn plus updates on Auburn football's movements in the transfer portal.

Auburn Tigers guard K.D. Johnson (0) goes up for a layup as Auburn Tigers take on Pennsylvania
Auburn Tigers guard K.D. Johnson (0) goes up for a layup as Auburn Tigers take on Pennsylvania / Jake Crandall / USA TODAY NETWORK
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In today's edition of Auburn Tigers News, Bruce and the boys keep it rolling with a big win over Penn plus updates on Auburn football's movements in the transfer portal

It was another solid win for head coach Bruce Pearl and his Auburn Tigers. The 88-68 win was the Tigers' sixth straight victory, and they will be heading into conference play with an 11-2 record.

The bench was the driving force behind the win, with Auburn's bench outscoring Penn 39-16 led by KD Johnson and Chad Baker-Mazara. For this team, depth has been extremely important, per Auburn Rivals:

“I feel like our depth is going to be the key to our success this year,” said Jones. “In the second half, we came out slow and put our second group back in and they turned us right back up.”

Johni Broome led in scoring with 24 points, followed by Baker-Mazara with 16. The Tigers had four players with double-digit points, and nine players put points on the board. It was Auburn basketball's 52nd consecutive win over a non-conference opponent in Neville Arena.

Auburn football transfer portal updates

So far, the Auburn football team has added four transfer from the portal during this open window, but they are looking to add more.

Texas A&M transfer defensive tackle Isaiah Raikes is on the Plains for a visit this week. A rising fifth-year senior, Raikes totalled 17 tackles, one sack, and one forced fumble after the 2023 season.

Also visiting this week is former Toledo cornerback RJ Delancy III. He originally signed with Nebraska in 2020 and played one season for the Huskers before transferring to Toledo. Over his three years with the Rockets, Delancy tallied 62 total tackles, two interceptions, 16 passes deflected, and one forced fumble.

Former Mississippi State offensive tackle Percy Lewis plans to sandwich his Auburn visit this week between trips to Arkansas and Ole Miss, per On3. He released a top eight schools, including the three he will visit alongside Cal, South Carolina, Florida State, Memphis, and Georgia.