Auburn Hoops Preview

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AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - The Auburn basketball team opens play Friday
night against Missouri State.

Auburn is still undersized and short on depth.

The Tigers have relied heavily on 3-pointers in recent years,
including 34 percent last season to rank ninth in the SEC.

Lebo added high-scoring guard Frankie Sullivan and
sharp-shooting junior college transfer Tay Waller to a backcourt
that includes seniors Quantez Robertson and Rasheem Barrett.

Sullivan averaged 26.7 points as a senior and led R.C. Hatch to
three consecutive Alabama state titles. Waller shot 42 percent from
3-point range for Okaloosa Walton College last season and drained
seven 3s against Morehouse.

He is a former high school teammate of Auburn forward Korvotney
Barber, who is the team's biggest returnee.

Auburn hasn't made the postseason or had a winning SEC mark in
the past five seasons.