Auburn Tigers News: Mississippi State vs. Auburn basketball preview, 4-star CB high on Auburn football

In today's edition of Auburn Tigers news, Bruce Pearl and his squad are set to take on Mississippi State on the road and a 4-star cornerback is high on Auburn football.

Jan 24, 2024; Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA;  Auburn Tigers center Johni Broome (4) defends Alabama
Jan 24, 2024; Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA; Auburn Tigers center Johni Broome (4) defends Alabama / Gary Cosby Jr.-USA TODAY Sports
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In today's edition of Auburn Tigers news, Bruce Pearl and his squad are set to take on Mississippi State on the road and a 4-star cornerback is high on Auburn football

Coming off a heartbreaking loss to rival Alabama, head coach Bruce Pearl and the Auburn basketball team are looking to turn things around this weekend in Starkville, MS. For their second road game in a row, the Tigers will take on Mississippi State in hopes of securing their first Quad 1 win of the 2023 season.

While Auburn is 5-1 in SEC play and ranks #8 in the AP Poll, the Bulldogs are 2-4 against conference teams and are unranked. Though the Tigers clearly have a few things to work on after their loss to Alabama, they lead the all-time series against Mississippi State and haven't lost to the Bulldogs since 2019.

The game will tipoff from Starville at 2:30 p.m. on the SEC Network.

4-star cornerback high on Auburn football

Last weekend, 4-star cornerback Devin Williams was one of the many recruits to visit the Auburn football program. From Buford, GA, he is ranked as the #11 cornerback in the recruiting class of 2025 and the #15 prospect out of the Peach State.

While on campus, Williams got to sit down with new co-defensive coordinator Charles Kelly, head coach Hugh Freeze and defensive backs coach Wesley McGriff, who has been the CB's primary recruiter. According to Auburn Rivals, the return of McGriff is a huge deal for Williams:

"I think it’s very important because I love Coach Crime," Williams said. "I have a good relationship with Coach Crime, so him leaving would have been big in my decision. Knowing he’s staying and still with the Tigers, it’s a great feeling."

Williams is hoping to make a decision sometime this spring, and plans to return to the Plains for an official visit.