Auburn Tigers News: Hoops sweeps the series against Ole Miss, football recruit flips to UCF

In today's edition of Auburn Tigers news, Auburn basketball makes a big comeback to defeat Ole Miss a second time and a football recruit flips to UCF.

Feb 3, 2024; Oxford, Mississippi, USA; Auburn Tigers guard Denver Jones (12) reacts with Auburn
Feb 3, 2024; Oxford, Mississippi, USA; Auburn Tigers guard Denver Jones (12) reacts with Auburn / Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports
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In today's edition of Auburn Tigers news, Auburn basketball makes a big comeback to defeat Ole Miss a second time and a football recruit flips to UCF

Auburn basketball has been struggling on the road recently, coming off two back-to-back road losses to Alabama and Mississippi State. After a solid victory against the Vanderbilt Commodores in Neville Arena midweek, the Tigers hit the road again to take on the Ole Miss Rebels for the second time this season, this time in Oxford.

Head coach Bruce Pearl called the win over the Rebels at home his team's best game so far this season, but the Tigers got off to a slow start in the first half. Things changed in the second half, with Auburn dropping 56 points and serving up a 91-77 defeat to Ole Miss. Now, Pearl is calling this game the team's best of the season.

Football recruit flips to UCF

Kendarius Riddick's recruitment has been full of surprises. The first was when the 4-star DB committed to the Auburn football program back in October. From Thomasville, Georgia, Riddick is ranked as the #7 safety in the recruiting class of 2025 and the #12 recruit out of the Peach State.

The second surprise came on Saturday when Riddick flipped his commitment from Auburn to UCF. The news comes just after it was announced that former director of football recruiting relations Trovon Reed would be parting ways with Auburn football to be cornerbacks coach at UCF under his former coach Gus Malzahn.

Riddick had not been to the Plains since the Iron Bowl in November, but flipped his commitment following a visit to UCF last weekend for their Junior Day. Auburn football still has seven commits in their recruiting class of 2025, which is currently ranked #6 in the country.