SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Auburn at Georgia

SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Auburn at Georgia

Auburn plays at Georgia on Wednesday in a key SEC basketball matchup. Look inside for a preview of the game along with a final score prediction.

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Team Statistical Comparison

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TO
Auburn 0.449 0.376 0.691 350 986 400 245 137 356
Auburn OPP 0.422 0.342 0.701 294 949 321 168 98 483
Georgia 0.448 0.332 0.717 321 1064 381 154 132 433
Georgia OPP 0.428 0.337 0.695 324 933 334 202 93 299

Statistical Leaders

Auburn Scoring Leaders

PLAYER PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Bryce Brown 15.9 138 62 92
Jared Harper 15.1 122 93 70
Chuma Okeke 11.3 114 41 36
Austin Wiley 8.2 64 45 0
Malik Dunbar 7.3 71 22 32
Samir Doughty 7.2 68 29 30
Anfernee McLemore 7.1 74 22 22
Horace Spencer 4.4 47 22 2
J’Von McCormick 3.2 31 15 6

Auburn Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER OR DR TR RPG
Chuma Okeke 73 105 178 6.6
Anfernee McLemore 36 85 121 4.5
Horace Spencer 57 64 121 4.5
Austin Wiley 39 63 102 4.9
Malik Dunbar 22 73 95 3.5
Samir Doughty 31 61 92 3.4
Jared Harper 10 65 75 2.8
Bryce Brown 14 42 56 2.1
J’Von McCormick 12 14 26 1.0
Danjel Purifoy 7 17 24 1.6
Cole Blackstock 2 3 5 0.5
Preston Cook 3 1 4 0.5
Thomas Collier 1 0 1 0.1
Chase Maasdorp 1 0 1 0.1
Will Macoy 0 1 1 0.1
Myles Parker 0 1 1 0.1

Georgia Scoring Leaders

PLAYER PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Nicolas Claxton 12.7 115 99 14
Rayshaun Hammonds 12.6 119 75 26
Tyree Crump 9.9 82 46 58
Derek Ogbeide 9.7 109 45 0
Teshaun Hightower 7.1 63 42 23
Jordan Harris 6.6 52 40 15
William Jackson II 5.7 48 23 34
E’Torrion Wilridge 3.0 19 30 3
Tye Fagan 2.7 29 10 3
Amanze Ngumezi 2.2 21 11 5

Georgia Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER OR DR TR RPG
Nicolas Claxton 66 174 240 8.9
Rayshaun Hammonds 47 124 171 6.3
Derek Ogbeide 45 107 152 5.6
Jordan Harris 24 60 84 3.5
Teshaun Hightower 9 45 54 2.0
E’Torrion Wilridge 19 35 54 2.3
Tyree Crump 4 44 48 1.8
William Jackson II 12 31 43 1.6
Tye Fagan 15 26 41 1.6
Amanze Ngumezi 12 11 23 0.9
Christian Harrison 6 11 17 0.9
Jojo Toppin 6 6 12 0.8
Ignas Sargiunas 3 7 10 0.5
Mike Edwards 1 8 9 0.7
Connor O’Neill 1 2 3 0.4

NCAA RPI

Auburn: 23
Georgia: 11

Auburn Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
#0 Horace Spencer F 6′-8″ 225 SR Philadelphia, PA
#1 Jared Harper G 5′-11″ 175 JR Mableton, GA
#2 Bryce Brown G 6′-3″ 198 SR Stone Mountain, GA
#3 Danjel Purifoy F 6′-7″ 230 JR Centreville, AL
#4 Malik Dunbar G 6′-6″ 230 SR North Augusta, SC
#5 Chuma Okeke F 6′-8″ 230 SO Atlanta, GA
#10 Samir Doughty G 6′-4″ 195 JR Philadelphia, PA
#12 J’Von McCormick G 6′-0″ 175 JR Katy, TX
#14 Preston Cook G 6′-4″ 190 FR Auburn, AL
#20 Myles Parker F 6′-8″ 200 FR Madison, AL
#21 Devontae Williams G 6′-5″ 215 JR Opp, AL
#22 Will Macoy G 6′-4″ 200 JR Birmingham, AL
#23 Jamal Johnson G 6′-4″ 185 SO Birmingham, AL
#24 Anfernee McLemore F 6′-7″ 220 JR Warwick, GA
#25 Brett Easterling G 6′-1″ 170 SO Tallahassee, FL
#33 Chase Maasdorp G 6′-0″ 170 FR Lakewood Ranch, FL
#41 Cole Blackstock F 6′-9″ 260 SR Killen, AL
#50 Austin Wiley C 6′-11″ 260 JR Hoover, AL
#54 Thomas Collier F 6′-9″ 215 JR Birmingham, AL

Georgia Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
#0 William Jackson II G 6′-4″ 185 SR Athens, GA
#1 Teshaun Hightower G 6′-4″ 190 SO Lithonia, GA
#2 Jordan Harris G 6′-4″ 190 JR Iron City, GA
#4 Tyree Crump G 6′-1″ 185 JR Bainbridge, GA
#5 JoJo Toppin F 6′-6″ 190 FR Norcross, GA
#10 Jack Herring F 6′-8″ 210 FR Memphis, TN
#11 Christian Harrison G 6′-4″ 200 SR Atlanta, GA
#13 E’Torrion Wilridge F 6′-6″ 220 SR Beaumont, TX
#14 Tye Fagan G 6′-3″ 185 FR Thomaston, GA
#20 Rayshaun Hammonds F 6′-8″ 235 SO Norcross, GA
#24 Connor O’Neill F 6′-6″ 220 SR Roswell, GA
#25 Amanze Ngumezi F 6′-9″ 245 FR Savannah, GA
#32 Mike Edwards F 6′-9″ 235 SR Westland, MI
#33 Nicolas Claxton F 6′-11″ 220 SO Greenville, SC
#34 Derek Ogbeide F 6′-9″ 250 SR Atlanta, GA
#43 Ignas Sargiunas G 6′-5″ 205 FR Kaunas, Lithuania

Auburn Schedule/Results

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
6-Nov vs South Alabama W 101-58
9-Nov vs Washington W 88-66
14-Nov vs Miss. College W 103-52
Nov 19* at Xavier W 88-79
Nov 20* vs. Duke L 78-72
Nov 21* vs. Arizona W 73-57
28-Nov vs St Peter’s W 99-49
4-Dec vs UNC Asheville W 67-41
8-Dec vs Dayton W 82-72
Dec 15* at UAB W 75-71
19-Dec at NC State L 78-71
22-Dec vs Murray State W 93-88
29-Dec vs North Florida W 95-49
9-Jan at Ole Miss L 82-67
12-Jan vs Georgia W 93-78
16-Jan at Texas A&M W 85-66
19-Jan vs Kentucky L 82-80
22-Jan at South Carolina L 80-77
26-Jan at Mississippi State L 92-84
30-Jan vs Missouri W 92-58
2-Feb vs Alabama W 84-63
5-Feb vs Florida W 76-62
9-Feb at LSU L 83-78
13-Feb vs Ole Miss L 60-55
16-Feb at Vanderbilt W 64-53
20-Feb vs Arkansas W 79-56
23-Feb at Kentucky L 80-53
27-Feb at Georgia
2-Mar vs Mississippi State
5-Mar at Alabama
9-Mar vs Tennessee

Georgia Schedule/Results

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
9-Nov vs Savannah State W 110-76
13-Nov at Temple L 81-77
16-Nov vs Sam Houston W 75-64
Nov 19* vs Illinois State W 80-68
Nov 20* vs. Georgia L 64-49
Nov 21* vs. Georgia State L 91-67
27-Nov vs Kennesaw State W 84-51
3-Dec vs Texas Southern W 92-75
15-Dec vs Arizona State L 76-74
18-Dec vs Oakland W 81-69
22-Dec at Georgia Tech W 70-59
30-Dec vs UMass W 91-72
5-Jan at Tennessee L 96-50
9-Jan vs Vanderbilt W 82-63
12-Jan at Auburn L 93-78
15-Jan vs Kentucky L 69-49
19-Jan vs Florida L 62-52
23-Jan at LSU L 92-82
26-Jan vs Texas W 98-88
29-Jan at Arkansas L 70-60
2-Feb vs South Carolina L 86-80
6-Feb at Alabama L 89-74
9-Feb vs Ole Miss L 80-64
12-Feb at Texas A&M L 73-56
16-Feb vs LSU L 83-79
20-Feb vs Mississippi State L 68-67
23-Feb at Ole Miss L 72-71
27-Feb vs Auburn
2-Mar at Florida
6-Mar vs Missouri
9-Mar at South Carolina

Auburn-Georgia Prediction

Auburn’s road struggles in SEC play are well documented, which makes every Auburn fan aware of the Tigers’ need to start strong on Wednesday night in Athens. Georgia might not be a good team, but the Dawgs have defeated Texas at home. They almost ambushed LSU. They fell by one point to Mississippi State and were hit by a ludicrous technical foul in the final second of regulation. Georgia has shown that it can put up a good fight on its home floor. Auburn can’t get caught in the double-trap of bad shot selection and inconsistent low-post play which has dogged Bruce Pearl and his team throughout the season. Can anyone say with 100-percent confidence that Auburn will respond the right way on the road? No… but playing Georgia should help the Tigers survive this game and stay on course for the NCAA Tournament. Auburn 68, Georgia 61. (Matt Zemek)

This game tips off at 8:00 PM CT (9:00 PM ET). TV: ESPNU.

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