Auburn has finalized its nonconference slate for the upcoming season, which will include 13 regular-season matchups and a preseason exhibition against Alabama-Huntsville.
Five of Auburn’s nonconference opponents made the postseason last year, including four NCAA Tournament teams and one program that made the NIT field.
Auburn’s 2022-23 campaign will begin with four straight regular-season games at Neville Arena, with the season opener set for Nov. 7 against George Mason. That will be followed by home games against South Florida (Nov. 11), Winthrop (Nov. 15) in the non-bracketed game of the Cancun Challenge and Texas Southern (Nov. 18).
The following week, Auburn will travel to Mexico for the Cancun Challenge. The Tigers will face Bradley on Nov. 22 and then either Liberty or Northwestern the next day. The team then returns home for a rare Sunday game, hosting Saint Louis at Neville Arena the day after the Iron Bowl. Auburn will then host Colgate on Dec. 2.
On Dec. 10, Auburn travels to Atlanta to once again participate in Holiday Hoopsgiving, when it will take on Penny Hardaway’s Memphis team at State Farm Arena. Four days later, on Dec. 14, Auburn returns home to host Georgia State before a two-game West Coast road trip ahead of the start of SEC play. Auburn travels to Los Angeles to take on USC on Dec. 18 and then heads north to Seattle to take on Washington on Dec. 21.
Auburn’s final nonconference game will provide the program with a brief reprieve from SEC play, as the Tigers travel to Morgantown, W.Va., to take on West Virginia in the Big 12/SEC Challenge on Jan. 28.
Tom Green is an Auburn beat reporter for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @Tomas_Verde.