SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Georgia at Auburn

Auburn-Georgia

Georgia visits Auburn on Saturday in a key SEC basketball matchup. Look inside for a preview of the game along with a prediction of the game’s final score.

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Team Statistical Comparison

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TO
Georgia 0.467 0.305 0.665 179 581 219 115 54 217
Georgia OPP 0.429 0.330 0.604 168 519 179 93 47 211
Auburn 0.461 0.318 0.665 194 589 198 96 87 181
Auburn OPP 0.403 0.305 0.690 157 494 141 96 37 204

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Statistical Leaders

Georgia Scoring Leaders

PLAYER PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Anthony Edwards 18.7 91 50 30
Rayshaun Hammonds 13.7 76 27 13
Sahvir Wheeler 8.6 47 21 5
Tyree Crump 8.4 40 9 28
Donnell Gresham Jr. 6.7 30 25 9
Toumani Camara 5.9 32 15 3
Christian Brown 4.4 22 14 4
Tye Fagan 3.9 23 7 1
Rodney Howard 1.3 7 3 0

Georgia Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER OR DR TR RPG
Rayshaun Hammonds 37 85 122 8.7
Donnell Gresham Jr. 27 46 73 5.2
Anthony Edwards 9 60 69 4.9
Toumani Camara 20 43 63 4.5
Tyree Crump 4 33 37 2.6
Sahvir Wheeler 7 29 36 2.6
Christian Brown 10 20 30 2.1
Tye Fagan 10 15 25 1.8
Mike Peake 9 13 22 2.2
Rodney Howard 10 10 20 1.5
Amanze Ngumezi 5 12 17 2.4
Jordan Harris 4 10 14 2.8
Stan Turnier 1 2 3 0.6
Jaykwon Walton 0 2 2 0.3
Jaxon Etter 0 1 1 0.2

Auburn Scoring Leaders

PLAYER PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Samir Doughty 15.6 66 60 26
Isaac Okoro 13.6 71 42 6
J’Von McCormick 11.9 62 22 20
Austin Wiley 10.9 47 59 0
Danjel Purifoy 9.8 46 23 22
Anfernee McLemore 7.4 37 16 14
Jamal Johnson 5.1 20 13 18
Devan Cambridge 3.6 20 3 7
Allen Flanigan 2.9 18 3 2

Auburn Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER OR DR TR RPG
Austin Wiley 42 89 131 9.4
Danjel Purifoy 20 51 71 5.1
Isaac Okoro 30 38 68 4.9
J’Von McCormick 16 41 57 4.1
Samir Doughty 13 41 54 3.9
Anfernee McLemore 14 40 54 3.9
Allen Flanigan 11 20 31 2.2
Devan Cambridge 8 18 26 1.9
Jamal Johnson 7 16 23 1.6
Tyrell Jones 4 6 10 1.3
Babatunde Akingbola 1 3 4 0.4
Jaylin Williams 1 3 4 0.7
Preston Cook 0 1 1 0.5

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Auburn Arena
Auburn Arena

NCAA RPI

Georgia: 55

Auburn: 6

Georgia Roster

No. Name Pos. HT WT Class City-State
0 Donnell Gresham Jr. G 6′-3″ 195 SR Saint Paul, MN
1 Jaykwon Walton F 6′-7″ 205 FR Columbus, GA
2 Jordan Harris G 6′-5″ 195 SR Iron City, GA
3 Christian Brown F 6′-6″ 215 FR Hopkins, SC
4 Tyree Crump G 6′-1″ 185 SR Bainbridge, GA
5 Anthony Edwards G 6′-5″ 225 FR Atlanta, GA
10 Toumani Camara F 6′-8″ 220 FR Hollywood, FL
11 Jaxon Etter G 6′-4″ 205 FR Woodstock, GA
14 Tye Fagan G 6′-3″ 185 SO Logtown, GA
15 Sahvir Wheeler G 5′-10″ 180 FR Houston, TX
20 Rayshaun Hammonds F 6′-9″ 235 JR Norcross, GA
24 Rodney Howard F 6′-11″ 245 FR Ypsilanti, MI
25 Amanze Ngumezi F 6′-9″ 235 SO Savannah, GA
30 Mike Peake F 6′-8″ 220 FR Chicago, IL
32 Stan Turnier G 6′-4″ 185 FR Louisville, KY

Auburn Roster

No. Name Pos. HT WT Class City-State
0 Tyrell Jones G 6′-1″ 170 FR Chicago, IL
1 Jamal Johnson G 6′-4″ 195 SO Birmingham, AL
2 Jaylin Williams F 6′-7″ 230 FR Nahunta, GA
3 Danjel Purifoy F 6′-7″ 230 SR Centreville, AL
4 Javon Franklin F 6′-7″ 218 SO Little Rock, AR
5 J’Von McCormick G 6′-0″ 185 SR New Orleans, LA
10 Samir Doughty G 6′-4″ 195 SR Philadelphia, PA
12 Lior Berman G 6′-4″ 205 FR Birmingham, AL
13 Babatunde Akingbola C 6′-10″ 236 FR Ogun, Nigeria
14 Preston Cook G 6′-4″ 200 SO Auburn, AL
20 Myles Parker F 6′-8″ 200 SO Madison, AL
21 Will Macoy G 6′-4″ 200 SR Birmingham, AL
22 Allen Flanigan G 6′-5″ 200 FR Little Rock, AR
23 Isaac Okoro F 6′-6″ 225 FR Powder Springs, GA
24 Anfernee McLemore F 6′-7″ 220 SR Warwick, GA
33 Chase Maasdorp G 6′-0″ 175 SO Lakewood Ranch, FL
35 Devan Cambridge G 6′-6″ 190 FR Nashville, TN
50 Austin Wiley C 6′-11″ 260 SR Hoover, AL
54 Thomas Collier F 6′-9″ 215 SR Birmingham, AL

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Scouting Report


Georgia (10-4, 0-1 SEC) dropped its opening SEC contest with a 78-69 loss to Kentucky in Athens on Tuesday. In the first half the lead changed several times before the Bulldogs were eventually able to build a 37-31 halftime lead. Georgia would maintain that lead until the 8 minute mark in the second half when guard Immanuel Quickley’s 3-point shot put the Cats up 58-57. Kentucky then outscored the Bulldogs 20-12 for the remainder of the game to notch the win. Freshman guard Tyrese Maxey and junior forward Nick Richards co-led the Cats in scoring with 17 points each. Kentucky out-shot Georgia 50% to 42% from the field and 50% to 21% from 3-point range. Interestingly, the Cats also hit 50% from the line to Georgia’s 69%.

Anthony Edwards (18.7 ppg) leads the Bulldogs in scoring. He’s also the top 3-point shooting threat with 30 made threes (31.9%). Forward Rayshaun Hammonds (13.7 ppg) is the only other double digit scorer for the Bulldogs. Georgia has a sound offense and is third in the SEC in scoring offense (80.0 ppg). The Bulldogs are also third in the conference in field goal percentage (46.6%). Georgia is tied for 12th in the SEC in scoring defense (73.4 ppg). Georgia also struggles in field goal defense (13th, 42.9%) and 3-point defense (10th, 30.0%). Two more superlatives, Georgia is first in the SEC in assists (15.6 apg) and second in steals (8.2 spg).

Auburn (14-0, 2-0 SEC) defeated Vanderbilt 83-79 on Wednesday night in Auburn. The two teams traded leads early but Auburn led at the half 42-38. In the second half the Tigers seemingly had the game under control with a 14-point lead with 7:59 remaining. However, four 3-pointers by Vandy in the final five minutes of play led to the game being tied at 79 with just under a minute to play. Auburn players hit 4 of 4 free throws in the final minute to escape with a win. Vanderbilt’s Saben Lee led all scorers with 27. He was 3 of 3 from 3-point range. Auburn’s Isaac Okoro paced the Tigers with 23. The key stats in this game were second chance points: Auburn 23, Vandy 0. The Tigers also out-rebounded Vandy 39-28. Vandy’s Aaron Nesmith was 4 of 6 from 3-point range.

Guard Samir Doughty leads the Tigers in scoring (15.6 ppg). Okoro is the next leading scorer with 13.6 points a game. Center Austin Wiley is the top Tiger in rebounds, bringing down over 9 per game. Auburn is second in the SEC in scoring offense (82.1 ppg) and first in the conference in scoring margin (+15.4). The Tigers are also second in the league in rebounding marging (+7.8) and first in blocked shots (6.2 bpg).

Auburn kind of slept walked against Vandy. They’ll be bouncing off the walls for Georgia. Auburn should win.

Georgia-Auburn Prediction

Auburn 82, Georgia 77


Saturday‘s game tips off at 6:00 p.m. ET. TV: ESPN.

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