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NCAA Basketball: Purdue, Kentucky, Memphis rises, Baylor and Gonzaga falls in latest top-25 power rankings

It was a big week in the latest NCAA Basketball power rankings, as teams such as Memphis, Kentucky, and Purdue got big wins, while Baylor and Gonzaga suffered some setbacks.

2023 Indy Classic - Arizona v Purdue
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24. Auburn Tigers - 7-2

After that road loss against Sun Belt program Appalachian State, the Tigers have since gotten back to its winning ways. The first game was a blowout win over Indiana, which might turn into a nice victory on their resume going forward.

Earlier in the week, Auburn took on UNC Asheville, a program from the Big South who has one of the best players in all of NCAA Basketball in forward, Drew Pember, who averages around 20 ppg and 7.0 rpg on the season. He had a fairly good game against Johni Broome and the Tigers, scoring 23 pts on 7/14 shooting from the field.

However, it wasn't enough, as the collective offensive effort was more than enough for Auburm to coast to an 87-62 win. 11 players for the Tigers had at least five points in the win, with Tre Donaldson leading all of them with 15 pts off the bench. It's a very rare occurrence for a team to not have a single starter in double figures on the night but still win by 25 pts.

The Tigers remain at home for the next two games, including a big matchup on Sunday against USC. It'll be a battle of the five-star guards, as Aden Holloway takes on Isaiah Collier of the Trojans.