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Auburn Basketball set for December matchup with Memphis in Atlanta

Auburn Wire logo Auburn Wire 6/30/2022 Taylor Jones
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As the months draw closer to basketball season, Auburn Basketball has learned that another opponent has been revealed for the 2022-23 season.

Jon Rothstein of College Hoops today broke the news Thursday that Auburn will face Memphis as part of the annual Holiday Hoopsgiving event at State Farm Arena in Downtown Atlanta on December 10.

This will be the third season in a row that Auburn will compete in Holiday Hoopsgiving, and their second time facing Memphis in the neutral-site affair.

In 2020, Auburn defeated Memphis 74-71 behind a 26-point, eight-rebound game from former Tiger Justin Powell. All eleven players that saw action in the game scored at least two points. Behind Powell, Allen Flanigan scored 16 points.

Last season, Auburn manhandled Nebraska in the event, 99-68. Five players reached double-digits in scoring, led by Jabari Smith’s 21 points.

With the announcement of the neutral site game in Atlanta, marks four locations where Auburn will play a non-conference game this season. Auburn will travel to compete in the Cancun Challenge on November 22 and 23, will play two true road contests on the west coast at USC and Washington on December 18 and 21 respectively, and will travel to West Virginia as part of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge on January 28.

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