On Friday, Jon Rothstein of CollegeHoopsToday reported that Auburn will make the trek to Seattle to return the back end of a home-and-home with Washington. The last time the two met was in 2018 when the Tigers hosted the Huskies. Auburn won decisively by a score of 88-66. Last season, the Huskies finished the season with a 17-15 record and finished 5th in the Pac-12.
Along with the trip to Seattle, Bruce Pearl’s squad will also travel to Galen Center in Los Angeles to take on the USC Trojans. Both Washington and USC will be tall tasks for the Tigers early on in the season. Auburn is set to return several of its’ key contributors in Wendell Green Jr., Zep Jasper, K.D. Johnson, Dylan Cardwell, and Jaylin Williams. It will likely take some time early on in the season to gel together, especially with both Walker Kessler and Jabari Smith declaring for the NBA Draft.
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There are also several other teams that the Tigers will face as part of a home-and-home series such as St. Louis (home), South Florida (home), and Appalachian State (away). It is also worth noting that the Tigers will compete in the 2022 Cancun Challenge as well. With Auburn set to be good once again in the SEC, it will certainly face some of the more premier teams in all of college basketball prior to that.
Source: Auburn will return the back end of its home-and-home series with Washington next season in Seattle.
Huskies played at Auburn in November of 2018.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 22, 2022