Tuesday night's schedule is loaded with 11 games featuring at least one team listed in Tuesday morning's updated CBS Sports Top 25 And 1 daily college basketball rankings. Lots of them are interesting for various reasons — but the most interesting matchup, I think, is Auburn at Alabama.
I can't wait for that one.
It's a game between in-state rivals headed in different directions lately. Auburn is on an 11-game winning streak featuring seven victories in the first two quadrants — among them wins over LSU, Loyola Chicago and Florida. Meantime, Alabama is just 3-3 in its past six games and in possession of the weirdest resume in the sport. The Crimson Tide have four Quadrant I wins. They've beaten Gonzaga, Houston, Tennessee and Florida. That's great. But they've also lost two games outside of the first quadrant — specifically a neutral-court game with Iona and this past weekend's road contest against a Missouri team that's ranked 199th in the NET. What that suggests is that Alabama can beat pretty much anybody or lose to pretty much anybody. Such has been the case at least through the first 15 games of this season. The Crimson Tide's ceiling remains high. But they're not shooting it from three, or guarding, the way they did last season, and that's made them susceptible to upsets they were mostly able to avoid last season.
So what should we expect Tuesday?
But both teams feature likely one-and-done lottery picks — Jabari Smith at Auburn, JD Davison at Alabama. That's fun. And if Bruce Pearl's Tigers want to remain No. 2 in the Top 25 And 1, they'll need to extend their winning streak to 12 games via a win as a 3-point underdog inside Coleman Coliseum, a place where they last won in March 2019.
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Top 25 And 1 rankings
|Adam Flagler finished with 22 points and three steals in Saturday's 76-64 win at TCU. The Bears' next game is Tuesday against Texas Tech.||--||27-7|
|K.D. Johnson finished with 23 points and three steals in Saturday's 85-73 win over Floridia. The Tigers' next game is Tuesday at Alabama.||--||28-6|
|Tyger Campbell finished with 17 points and four assists in Saturday's 60-52 win at California. The Bruins' next game is Thursday against Oregon.||--||27-8|
|Chet Holmgren finished with 18 points and eight rebounds in Saturday's 117-83 win over Pepperdine. The Zags' next game is Thursday against BYU.||--||28-4|
|Max Christie finished with 21 points and four rebounds in Wednesday's 79-67 win over Nebraska. The Spartans' next game is Wednesday against Minnnesota.||--||23-13|
|Isaiah Mobley finished with 19 points and nine rebounds in Thursday's 77-63 win at California. The Trojans' next game is Tuesday at Stanford.||--||26-8|
|Tyler Wahl finished with 21 points and five rebounds in Sunday's 70-69 win at Maryland. The Badgers' next game is Thursday against Ohio State.||--||25-8|
|Tari Eason finished with 24 points and 12 rebounds in Saturday's 79-67 win over Tennessee. The Tigers' next game is Wednesday at Florida.||--||22-12|
|Trevion Williams finished with 21 points and nine rebounds in Saturday's 74-67 win at Penn State. The Boilermakers' next game is Friday against Nebraska.||--||29-8|
|Kansas allowed Texas Tech to shoot 50.9% from the field in Saturday's road loss to the Red Raiders. The Jayhawks' next game is Tuesday against Iowa State.||--||34-6|
|Josh Carlton finished with 22 points and 12 rebounds in Saturday's 76-66 win over Wichita State. The Cougars' next game is Saturday at Tulsa.||--||32-6|
|Bennedict Mathurin finished with 27 points and six rebounds in Monday's 95-79 win over Washington. The Wildcats' next game is Thursday against Colorado.||--||33-4|
|Collin Gillespie finished with 28 points and four assists in Saturday's 79-64 win at DePaul. The Wildcats' next game is Wednesday at Xavier.||--||30-8|
|Iowa State allowed Oklahoma to shoot 61.7% from the field in Saturday's 79-66 loss on the road to the Sooners. The Cyclones' next game is Tuesday at Kansas.||--||22-13|
|Duke turned the ball over 17 times in Saturday's 76-74 loss to Miami. The Blue Devils' next game is Wednesday at Wake Forest.||--||32-7|
|Kadary Richmond finished with 27 points and three steals in Saturday's 90-87 overtime win over UConn. The Pirates' next game is Thursday at DePaul.||--||21-11|
|E.J. Liddell finished with 34 points and four rebounds in Sunday's 95-87 win over Northwestern. The Buckeyes' next game is Thursday at Wisconsin.||--||20-12|
|Adam Kunkel finished with 25 points and three rebounds in Friday's 87-72 win at Butler. The Musketeers' next game is Wednesday against Villanova.||--||23-13|
|Bryson Williams finished with 22 points and eight rebounds in Saturday's 75-67 win over Kansas. The Red Raiders' next game is Tuesday at Baylor.||--||27-10|
|Tennessee missed 18 of the 24 3-pointers it attempted in Saturday's 79-67 loss at LSU. The Vols' next game is Tuesday against South Carolina.||--||27-8|
|TyTy Washington finished with 17 points and 17 assists in Saturday's 92-77 win over Georgia. The Wildcats' next game is Tuesday at Vanderbilt.||--||26-8|
|Nate Watson finished with 22 points and 11 rebounds in Saturday's 83-73 win over St. John's. The Friars' next game is Tuesday at Creighton.||--||27-6|
|Lucas Williamson finished with 20 points and five rebounds in Saturday's 78-71 overtime win over Bradley. The Ramblers' next game is Tuesday against Valparaiso.||--||25-8|
|Kofi Cockburn finished with 23 points and 18 rebounds in Thursday's 76-64 win over Maryland. The Illini's next game is Tuesday at Nebraska.||--||23-10|
|Charlie Moore finished with 18 points and seven steals in Saturday's 76-76 win at Duke. The Hurricanes' next game is Tuesday at Florida State.||--||26-11|
|Tanner Groves finished with 16 points and six rebounds in Saturday's 79-66 victory over Iowa State. The Sooners' next game is Tuesday at Texas.||--||19-16|