NCAA Tournament: Auburn vs. Clemson fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Sunday, March 18
Game Time: 7:10 ET
Venue: Viejas Arena, San Diego, CA
All You Really Need To Know About Auburn
It was a struggle, and there was a controversial ending, but the Tigers were able to survive the College of Charleston with a 62-58 win. The defense was strong from the outside, and it forced 21 turnovers, but it was a rough, rough night shooting, hitting just 21% from three and making a pathetic 15-of-32 from the free throw line.
Auburn is great on the inside, terrific at hitting the three, and they don’t screw up – they don’t turn the ball over. And yes, they can hit free throws. The first round was an aberration – this is one of the nation’s better teams from the line.
All You Really Need To Know About Clemson
Clemson survived a dangerous New Mexico State team with Shelton Mitchell scoring 23 points and Gabe DeVoe adding 22. The Tigers started out hot, and they kept it going, nailing 56% of their shots and turning it over just eight times.
The Tigers don’t pass the ball around all that well, but they’re great on the inside and they can hit the three. They win with a tough defense that clamps down on the inside. However, they need to own the boards to move on.
What’s Going To Happen
The SEC Tigers will play a whole lot better than they did against College of Charleston. The defense will be fine, but the offense will be the difference, hitting their shots and being sharper in all phases. Clemson has the talent and the D to pull this off, but it’ll be a different Auburn team from Friday.
Fearless Prediction & Line
Auburn 70, Clemson 64
Line: Auburn -1, o/u: 146.5
ATS Confidence: 4
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