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Auburn-South Carolina Basketball: Scouting Report, Score Prediction

Auburn-South Carolina Basketball: Scouting Report, Score Prediction

AUBURN — A share of the SEC regular-season championship is already won.

Auburn basketball wants more than a share.

Bruce Pearl’s Tigers (26-4, 14-3) have a shot at winning the SEC by finishing homework, where they haven’t lost this season. They will face South Carolina (18-11, 9-8) on Saturday (noon, SEC Network) at the new Neville Arena.

Here’s what you need to know.

Impact on the SEC Tournament

It’s simple now: If Auburn wins, Auburn is the No. 1 seed in Tampa next week, winning a solo SEC title. If the Tigers lose, they are guaranteed the No. 2 seed, and Arkansas’ winner against Tennessee on Saturday will get the seed. Kentucky is also a game behind in the standings but can’t get the No. 1 seed.