No. 1 Auburn Routs Alabama 100-81

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Auburn guard Wendell Green Jr. (1) shoots as he falls after being fouled by Alabama center Charles Bediako (10) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Wendell Green Jr. scored a season-high 23 points off the bench as No. 1 Auburn cruised past rival Alabama with a 100-81 home win.

Green led the Tigers in scoring while also recording eight rebounds and six assists with only one turnover.

Jabari Smith added 17 points as Auburn (21-1, 9-0 Southeastern Conference) extended the nation’s longest winning streak to 18.

After foul trouble limited him to only 12 minutes in Auburn’s first meeting with Alabama last month, Walker Kessler made his presence felt in the rematch with 14 points, 12 rebounds, eight blocks and four steals.

Jaden Shackelford led Alabama (14-8, 4-5) with 26 points and shot 5-for-10 from 3-point range. Jahvon Quinerly added 20 points.

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