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AUBURN, AL - JAN 20 - KD Johnson (0) during the game between the #13 Auburn Tigers and the #22 Ole Miss Rebels at Neville Arena in Auburn, AL on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024. Photo by Zach Bland

Auburn Men’s Basketball Soars into Top 10 Amidst 11-Game Win Streak

AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) -- Auburn men’s basketball team is ranked No. 8 in Monday’s AP poll, the first time the Tigers have been ranked in the top 10 since the final poll of the 2021-22 season. Auburn is riding high on an 11-game win streak and is 5-0 in conference play, standing alone atop the SEC. They were previously ranked No. 13.

Auburn dominantly won both its games this past week, blowing out Vanderbilt in Nashville, before dismantling No. 23 Ole Miss in Neville Arena.

When Auburn reached the Final Four in 2019, Bruce Pearl's team had ten players who averaged double-digit minutes per game. In 2024, Pearl's team again has ten players with the same average.

Led by guards KD Johnson and Tre Donaldson, the Tigers’ bench leads all Power 5 teams in points per game – by more than 5 points.

Auburn is ranked seventh in the nation in assist-to-turnover ratio, behind only No. 6 Kentucky in the SEC. Point guards Tre Donaldson and Aden Holloway lead the Tigers with 3.4 and 3.3 assists, respectively.

The Tigers are preparing for their most challenging week yet of the 2023-24 season as they prepare for two away games against Alabama and Mississippi State. The Crimson Tide are coming off a 20-point loss at No. 5 Tennessee, their only conference loss this season.