The Georgia Basketball team needs to win the next 2 games to have a chance at the tournament. First up, Auburn:
In the first meeting between the Georgia Basketball team and the Auburn Tigers, Georgia battled back from a double digit first half deficit and eventually won that game in Auburn.
Georgia currently sits in the “First 4 Out” in the latest update in Joe Lunardi’s Bracketology. This senior day match up against Auburn could be the biggest game of the year as of right now. It is a must win for the Dawgs.
By the Numbers
Both teams come in with a 17-12 record. But they are on opposite sides coming into this game. Georgia comes in winning 4 of the last 5 games. Auburn has lost 4 of 5 games.
Auburn scores 80 points per game on 43% shooting. But gives up 79 points per game on the defensive end. They grab 36 rebounds per game.
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Georgia scores 72 points per game on 45% shooting. They hunker down defensively only giving up 69 points per game. They grab 37 rebounds a game.
Players to Watch
For Auburn, it is Freshman guard Mustapha Heron. Heron is a 6’5″ nightmare for opponents. He’s a good scorer averaging 15.1 points per game. He is a great rebounding guard. He grabs almost 6 rebounds per game.
For Georgia, it is Derek Ogbeide. It seems like without the efforts of Yante Maten, the Dawgs have had a tougher time rebounding. Ogbeide has to be tough on the boards. He has been very aggressive all season going up for rebounds. Ogbeide averages 7 points and rebounds per game.
Saying Goodbye to an Important Senior Class
This senior class has changed the culture of Georgia Bulldogs basketball. They have been apart of 3 straight 20 win seasons, and possibly a 4th. The basketball program had never won 20 games in 3 straight seasons before this class.
The seniors getting recognized Wednesday are; J.J. Frazier, Kenny Paul Geno, Brandon Young, and Houston Kessler.