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Auburn has 75% chance to win Wednesday’s game

Auburn has 75% chance to win Wednesday’s game

The No. 16 Auburn Tigers played a well-rounded game on Tuesday night, which led to an 85-64 win over Bradley in the opening round of the Cancun Challenge at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya.

Auburn will now focus on its next opponent, Northwestern. The Wildcats defeated Liberty on Tuesday, 66-52 behind a strong second-half offensive performance which saw the Wildcats improve its’ second-half shooting by 17%.

Both teams enter the game with 5-0 records, but Auburn is the overwhelming favorite according to the ESPN Basketball Power Index projection, which gives the Tigers a 75.3% chance to win on Wednesday night.

Entering the game, Auburn is the fifth-highest-ranked SEC team in the ESPN BPI, but is No. 13 overall. As for Northwestern, they rank 11th out of 14 Big Ten squads, and are No. 73 overall.

The Tigers and Wildcats battle Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. CT for the Cancun Challenge Riviera Division championship. You can watch the game live on CBS Sports Network.

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