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Georgia heads to Auburn With Both Teams Needing a Win- @DawgStats

Josh Hancher

Auburn is safely in the NCAA field, but the Tigers seed might be trending in the wrong direction after back to back losses to Texas A&M (15-6, 7-1 in SEC) and West Virginia (13-9, 2- 7 in Big 12).  Auburn hung onto a AP rank after the WVU loss and is #25.  Currently Ken Pomeroy has the Tigers as his 30th ranked team.  So, suffice to say, Auburn needs this win.

But so do the Bulldogs.  Georgia has played a fairly easy schedule thus far.  In fact, Georgia's strength of schedule is last in SEC.  They got a hard fought win at home on Saturday and are 11-1 at home, and an upset win in Auburn would keep alive faint hopes of a postseason birth.  Terry Roberts has put the team on his back averaging 17 PPG in SEC Play which ranks 6th in conference.  Auburn has 3 players averaging double digit points (Wendell Green 13.6, Johni Broome 13.4 , and Jaylin Williams 11.1).  Georgia needs Oquendo to step up as his numbers and minutes have declined in league play and is just shooting 2 of 10 from three since the Kentucky game.  Jabri Abdur-Rahim will also need to continue his solid play for Georgia. Abdur-Rahim is 10th SEC 3 point percentage among players averaging multiple shots a game.  

This game might be a mismatch, but Coach Mike White has shown that this team is on the way up and a competitive game (maybe another upset) would be one more indication of that.

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