Gameday Central: Auburn Tigers vs. Georgia Bulldogs

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Game Details

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 Tip: 7:00 PM CT
TV: SEC Network / ESPN 3Radio: Auburn Sports Network / XM 199
Live Stats: GameTracker Audio: Auburn All-Access

Auburn Projected Starters

F 2 Allen Payne 6-6 / 210 So.
F 22 Kenny Gabriel 6-8 / 209 Sr.
C 41 Rob Chubb 6-10 / 242 Jr.
G 11 Josh Wallace 5-10 / 170 Jr.
G 23 Frankie Sullivan 6-1 / 206 Jr.

Georgia Projected Starters

F 15 Donte' Williams 6-9 / 220 So.
F 42 Nemanja Djurisci 6-8 / 230 Fr.
G 1 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 6-5 / 200 Fr.
G 3 Dustin Ware 5-11 / 172 Sr.
G 22 Gerald Dobinson 6-1 / 180 Sr.

Game Notes

Scouting Georgia

The Bulldogs have a week off before playing Auburn after losing to No. 1 Kentucky 57-44 last Tuesday ... in the Kentucky loss, Georgia shot 34.5 percent from the floor and was 5-of-18 (.278) from 3-point range and was outrebounded 41-26 ... the Bulldogs' lone SEC win came in a 57-53 over- time victory over Tennessee on Jan. 18 ... it marks the second consecutive home game for Auburn that the Tigers' opponent had a week to prepare with South Carolina being the other. Mississippi State, which plays host to Auburn on Feb. 4, also has a week to prepare for the Tigers ... Georgia is led by freshman Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who averages 14.4 ppg and 5.0 rpg. Gerald Robinson adds 13.4 points and is eighth in the SEC with 3.6 assists per game ... Georgia only commits 10.8 turnovers per game, but has a -8.2 rebound margin in SEC games only.

Auburn-Georgia Series

This is the 177th meeting between the Tigers and Bulldogs with Georgia having a slim 89-87 series lead after winning two games last year.

Last season, Georgia defeated Auburn in overtime 81-72 in Athens and downed the Tigers 69-51 in the SEC Tournament first round.

In Auburn, the Tigers have won seven of the last nine games between the two and have a 56-22 series lead.

Georgia has a 59-22 advantage in Athens and a 25-11 mark in Stegeman Coliseum. Auburn defeated Georgia 71- 59 three years ago to end a four-game losing streak in Athens.

The Tigers have a 9-8 edge in neutral sites, including a 3-5 mark in SEC Tourna- ment games with four-straight first round losses to the Bulldogs.

Tony Barbee vs. Georgia

Auburn head coach Tony Barbee is 0-2 against Georgia as the Tigers lost an 81- 72 overtime heartbreaker in Athens last year before falling 69-51 in the 2011 SEC Tournament first round. Bulldog head coach Mark Fox is 2-1 against Auburn.

Most Common Opponent

Auburn and Georgia have played each other 176 times, making the Bulldogs the Tigers’ most common opponent in their 106 seasons of basketball. In fact, the series is only separated by two games as Georgia has an 89-87 lead.

All 176 games in the series have been decided by just an average over one point with Georgia scoring 59.24 ppg (10,427) to Auburn’s 57.76 ppg (10,223).

Last season, Georgia defeated Auburn 81-72 in overtime in Athens and 69-51 in the SEC Tournament.

Total Points in 176 game series:

Georgia ......10,427 pts...59.24 ppg
Auburn .......10,223 pts...57.76 ppg


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