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Hoops today: Auburn vs. Arkansas

The matchup: Auburn (14-13, 4-9) vs. Arkansas (17-11, 5-8)

Arkansas coach Mike Anderson

Where: Auburn Arena

When: Today at 3 p.m. CST.

TV: SEC Network.

The coaches: Auburn's Tony Barbee is 25-33 in his second season at Auburn and 107-85 in his sixth season overall. Mike Anderson is 17-11 in his first season at Arkansas and 217-109 in his 10th season overall.

Probable Auburn starters: F Kenny Gabriel (6-8, 209, Sr.) 12.1 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 2.4 bpg); C Rob Chubb (6-10, 242, Jr.) 8.3 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 0.9 bpg; F Allen Payne (6-6, 210, So.) 3.7 ppg, 3.8 rpg; G Josh Wallace (5-10, 170, Jr.) (3.2 ppg, 1.2 rpg, 2.0 apg; G Frankie Sullivan (6-1, 206, Jr.) 12.3 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.3 apg.

Off the Auburn bench: G Varez Ward (6-2, 208, So.) 9.0 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 3.8 apg; G Chris Denson (6-2, 172, So.) 8.5 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 1.2 apg; Adrian Forbes (6-8, 232, Sr.) 2.4 ppg, 2.9 rpg; F Josh Langford (5.2 ppg, 2.1 rpg); F Noel Johnson (6-6, 200, Jr.) 1.3 ppg, 1.7 rpg; C Willy Kouassi (6-10, 219, Fr.) 1.5 ppg, 2.2 rpg).

Probable Arkansas starters: F Devonta Abron (6-8, 250, Fr.) 6.0 ppg, 4.5 rpg; F Marvell Waithe (6-9, 195, Sr.) 5.3 ppg, 3.4 rpg; G Mardracus Wade (6-2, 178, So.) 10.4 ppg, 2.0 rpg 1.5 apg; G Rickey Scott (6-3, 195, So.) 9.2 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 2.4 apg; G BJ Young (6-3, 175, Fr.) 15.4 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 2.2 apg).

Off the Arkansas bench: G Julysses Nobles (6-1, 193, Jr.) 8.9 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 3.3 apg; F Hunter Mickleson (6-10, 234, Fr.) 5.3 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 2.4 bpg.

About the game: Auburn will try to run its home record to 14-2. Arkansas has lost five of its last six games by an average of 17.6 points per game.

Quoting Auburn HC Tony Barbee: "It is hard on the road. We are going to see if we can continue to make it hard on them. You have to take care of your home court in conference play."

Noteworthy: Senior forward Kenny Gabriel and sophomore guard Chris Denson, injured in Tuesday night's loss at Florida, are expected to play against Arkansas. ... Auburn took Arkansas to the wire in Fayetteville on Jan. 25 before falling 56-53. ... Auburn coach Tony Barbee is 0-3 against Arkansas, the losses coming by a total of 14 points.

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