Auburn vs. Georgia: Full Game Preview

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Auburn vs. Georgia: Full Game Preview
Auburn
(8-11, 1-4 away)
Georgia
(8-11, 7-7 home)
Venue: Stegeman Coliseum
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 30, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Auburn F Sullivan 16.9 R Chubb 7.9 J Wallace 3.5
Georgia K Caldwell-Pope 17.3 K Caldwell-Pope 6.4 C Mann 2.7

On Wednesday, Auburn heads to Stegeman Coliseum to take on Georgia. It gets started at 7:00 EST and you can catch it on CSS. The Tigers are 3-2 against the Bulldogs over the last four years. They won 59-51 on 2/1/2012 the last time they played.

Both teams share 7th place in the conference.

In spite of 18 points from Chris Denson, the Tigers came up short 63-61 against Ole Miss on January 26th. In addition to his 11.9 points per game, he is also chipping in 3.1 rebounds per game. In a 59-52 victory over Texas A&M on January 26th, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope put up 22 points and 9 rebounds for the Bulldogs. He contributes a team-leading 17.3 points per game, 6.4 rebounds per game, and 2.4 steals per game. A key area of strength for Georgia is free throw rate at 41.1, which ranks 2nd in their conference (and 47th nationally).

Georgia StatSmack

  • Frankie Sullivan is ranked 3rd in the SEC in points and 6th in the SEC in three-pointers.
  • Rob Chubb is ranked 4th in the SEC in rebounds.
  • Auburn has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Georgia ($32,646 vs $36,436).
  • Auburn has a better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (48.99% to 47.62%).
  • At least you keep showing up. Auburn has an average margin of victory of 7 over Georgia in 19 wins since 1980.
  • Josh Wallace is ranked 8th in the SEC in assists.
  • The Auburn assist leader (Josh Wallace) has more assists than the Georgia assist leader (Charles Mann).
  • Auburn has a more potent offense, scoring more points (68.1 per game vs 59.4 per game) than Georgia this season.
  • Auburn beat Georgia by 8 points the last time they played (Feb 01, 2012).
  • The Auburn blocks leader (Asauhn Dixon-Tatum) has more blocks than the Georgia blocks leader (Donte` Williams).
AU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- F. Sullivan 33 17 5 3 1 0 3
C Rob Chubb 27 10 8 1 1 1 2
C Chris Denson 24 12 3 2 1 0 2
C Allen Payne 29 8 5 1 1 0 2
D+ S. Johnson 18 5 3 2 1 0 1
D+ Josh Wallace 25 4 2 3 2 0 1
D+ A. Dixon-Tatum 14 4 3 0 0 1 1
D+ Noel Johnson 19 6 2 1 0 0 1
D Jordan Price 14 6 1 1 0 0 1
D Brian Greene Jr 13 3 1 1 1 0 1
D Nick Pellar 2 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Shareif Adamu 12 3 2 1 1 1 2
D- Dylan Spencer 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- C.J. Holmes 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Jordon Granger 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
UGA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B K. Caldwell-Pope 34 17 6 2 2 1 2
C- N. Djurisic 23 8 4 1 1 0 3
C- Donte` Williams 23 6 5 0 0 1 1
D+ Charles Mann 20 6 3 3 1 0 3
D+ V. Williams 21 5 1 2 1 0 2
D+ Marcus Thornton 22 4 4 1 0 1 1
D Brandon Morris 15 4 2 1 0 0 1
D S. Brantley 18 3 1 1 0 0 1
D John Florveus 18 3 3 0 0 1 1
D John Cannon 10 3 2 0 0 0 1
D Tim Dixon 11 2 2 0 0 0 1
D Kenny Gaines 8 3 1 0 0 0 1
F Taylor Echols 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
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