Auburn Basketball: Five things to know about ULM

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Auburn does not have a lot of cupcake matchups in their non-conference slate, but they do this Friday.

This is a ULM team that was not very good last season, and they are not off to a very hot start this season. They lost by a whopping 62 points to LSU on Tuesday, shooting only 27.7% from the floor.

They were demolished.

Auburn is looking to tweak a couple of things against the Warhawks, particularly the halfcourt offense and making sure the defensive intensity is there for a full 40 minutes. Auburn conditioning themselves now will go a long way once some of these more difficult non-conference matchups arrive.

Here are five things to know about ULM.

They turn the ball over

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ULM had 25 turnovers against LSU, killing any sort of rhythm they could have wanted to get into. Because of the turnover issues, they only had 47 field goal attempts against the Bayou Bengals.

They can't rebound against size

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ULM only had 26 rebounds to LSU’s 47, due in part to LSU’s size in the post. Auburn has four guys that are 6-10 or larger that will contribute on the glass in this game.

They struggle to guard the perimeter...

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LSU forward Darius Days shot 8 of 9 from behind the arc by himself. The Tigers shot 41.4% from three on the day against ULM.

...As well as inside

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LSU shot 52.8% from the floor against the Warhawks. ULM, meet Walker Kessler, Jaylin Williams, and Jabari Smith.

Russel Harrison is their leader on offense

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The 6-foot-7 guard averaged 12.5 ppg last season.

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