NCAAB Game Recap - Georgia at Auburn
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:00 PM EST

Duke
80
FlaSt
78
F
Tenn
78
Fla
67
F
UVA
63
Clem
43
F
Gonz
96
USF
83
F
Kansas
73
Baylor
68
F
TxTch
68
Tex
62
F
Nev
74
Fres
64
F
UGA
78
Aub
93
F
Lou
83
UNC
62
F
Miss
81
MisSt
77
F
Pitt
80
NCSU
86
F
OhSt
62
Iowa
72
F
WichSt
70
Hou
79
F
Vand
47
KY
56
F
MiaO
64
Buff
88
F
KansSt
58
IaSt
57
F
Seton
66
Marq
70
F
TCU
74
Okla
76
F
DeP
79
StJon
71
F
OkSt
85
WVU
77
F
BC
66
ND
69
F
Prov
90
GTown
96
F(2OT)
Kent
61
E MI
95
F
Amer
54
Buck
55
F
Ohio
70
Ball
52
F
Rut
70
Minn
88
F
YSU
82
IUPUI
76
F
Woff
90
VMI
76
F
WIMil
84
Detr
93
F
ULMo
73
GASt
74
F
WCU
94
Citad
82
F
TexAr
61
CoCar
58
F
HiPt
63
Winth
80
F
SoFL
80
Temp
82
F(OT)
Drex
83
UNCW
97
F
Toled
85
W MI
77
F
Boston
75
Navy
69
F
Army
64
LoyMD
66
F
IlSt
64
LoyIL
67
F
IndSt
72
Evans
66
F(OT)
Bry
70
SacHr
98
F
Princ
62
Penn
53
F
Manh
49
Monm
65
F
Wake
65
Mia-FL
76
F
Jacksn
53
Lib
69
F
VACom
57
David
64
F
(N/A)
63
Colum
102
F
TxSt
70
App
69
F
W IL
65
N DA
71
F
Bois
87
SJSU
64
F
WIGB
78
Oakl
90
F
ChaSo
101
Longw
91
F
Maine
66
Albany
62
F
CBap
77
ChiSt
75
F
Lafy
70
HolyC
77
F
TexAM
81
Alab
80
F
Savan
64
FlaAM
69
F
BethC
71
How
63
F
Lamar
68
CenAR
75
F
NE
90
W&M
70
F
Tows
65
JMU
74
F
FaDi
60
Wagn
66
F
StFPA
68
StFNY
72
F
Mont
88
N CO
64
F
Rich
76
GrgWas
56
F
Charl
65
FlAtl
60
F
Leh
78
Colg
91
F
Del
58
Charl
71
F
SthAL
62
ArkLR
91
F
Pepp
76
USD
71
F
NoAZ
82
S UT
84
F
NM
76
ColSt
91
F
SDSU
48
AF
62
F
N TX
74
TexSA
76
F
Valpa
65
SIU
61
F
UNCA
61
Hamp
83
F
CenCT
77
MtStM
68
F
StJos
84
Duques
85
F
NCC
61
MD-ES
48
F
Clev
56
IL-C
73
F
NCAT
93
DelSt
70
F
HBU
76
Nich
77
F
Ford
64
StBon
71
F
Samf
75
Chat
80
F
NJIT
55
N AL
61
F
SCSt
72
Morg
68
F
Norf
80
Copp
66
F
APSU
72
TN-M
70
F
Presb
77
Radf
79
F
RobM
73
LongI
80
F
BGSU
97
CenMI
87
F(OT)
ETSU
72
Mercer
68
F(OT)
Akr
56
NIU
73
F
AbCh
75
SeLA
72
F
Stetsn
71
Lipsco
95
F
Furm
79
UNCG
89
F
ULLa
87
GaSo
85
F
UAB
68
SoMis
73
F
MidTN
56
LaTec
73
F
USC-Up
59
GWebb
64
F
FlGlf
66
NFla
87
F
Troy
90
ArkSt
85
F(OT)
McNee
66
NOrl
79
F
Oral
65
SDSt
84
F
NWSt
61
SFA
59
F
AlaAM
63
MsVl
72
F
UMBC
63
UMassL
74
F
SIU-E
54
JacSt
90
F
Murr
85
SEMO
67
F
AzSt
71
Stan
85
F
Tuls
57
SMU
77
F
TXSo
73
PVAM
79
F
CSBak
62
NMSt
73
F
UtSt
71
Wyo
55
F
GaTec
73
Syr
59
F
StLou
71
LaSal
64
F
South
63
Gram
69
F
LSU
94
Ark
88
F(OT)
E KY
93
Belm
109
F
Alc
52
JackSt
59
F
InWor
52
SamH
66
F
OlDom
75
FlInt
74
F
Hof
74
Elon
71
F
Hartfo
62
Vermt
81
F
Harv
63
Dart
81
F
UCDav
77
LongB
82
F
UNH
44
Stony
62
F
W Ky
69
Marsh
70
F
WaSt
70
Utah
88
F
UConn
72
Cin
74
F(OT)
GrCan
69
TexPA
65
F
MOSt
69
Brad
64
F
E IL
67
TNTec
60
F
Seatt
78
UtVal
88
F
UCIrv
63
CS-Ful
46
F
Rice
64
UTEP
65
F
SCla
74
BYU
80
F
AlSt
71
ArkPB
82
F
MorSt
74
TNSt
61
F
Wash
77
Colora
70
F
StMar
71
LoyMa
60
F
UCRiv
64
UCSB
72
F
CSNor
78
CAPoly
74
F(OT)
Pacif
65
Portl
57
F
Web
95
PorSt
88
F(OT)
IdaSt
72
Sac
70
F
Ariz
87
Cal
65
F
Mizzu
SCar
PPD

Auburn 93, Georgia 78

Jan 12, 2019, 4:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Georgia (9-6)

38

40

78

(11) Auburn (12-3)

48

45

93

Harper, No. 11 Auburn rebound with 93-78 win over Georgia
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:31 PM

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Jared Harper's quick 3-pointer to start the game signaled this would be a more typical performance for both Auburn and its star point guard than the last one.

Harper had 22 points and seven assists and he and the 11th-ranked Tigers rebounded from a rough night to beat Georgia 93-78 on Saturday.

Harper and the Tigers (12-3, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) looked sharper at home than in an 82-67 loss at Mississippi, but still struggled to put away a team that was blown out by No. 3 Tennessee a week ago.

"I thought our team responded very well," Auburn coach Bruce Pearl said. "We needed a better offensive execution. We needed to get to the right spots and take better shots."

The Bulldogs (9-6, 1-2) threatened to make it close through much of the second half and certainly avoided a repeat of that 46-point road loss to the Volunteers.

Harper got off to a strong start and had a big steal and assist down the stretch.

Auburn built a 16-point lead midway through the second half, but Georgia chipped away at it enough to remain within striking distance.

Georgia had a chance to cut it to single digits when Auburn's inbounds pass sailed over Austin Wiley's head. But Harper stole the ball at the other end and fired a pass to Dunbar for a dunk and 82-69 lead with 4:08 left.

Dunbar got a steal of his own on the Bulldogs' next possession to set up Chuma Okeke's dunk to help ensure a comfortable victory. That sequence re-energized a capacity crowd of 9,121.

"I felt like we were always in it and when Harper got the turnover, then he threw the lob, that broke our back a little bit," Georgia coach Tom Crean said. "That got the crowd back into it. When we were sitting there at 10- 11 (points down), I always felt like we were right there, and our guys did, too.

"A game like this comes down to the hustle points."

Harper didn't waste any time showing this performance would be different from than 3-of-14, nine-point game against the Rebels. He hit two early 3-pointers, one 22 seconds in, and added a couple more before his day was done.

Bryce Brown had 15 points and made 3 of 4 3-pointers for Auburn. Anfernee McLemore also scored 15 points and added nine rebounds. Samir Doughty and Malik Dunbar each scored 11 points.

It was perhaps McLemore's best game since an ankle injury sidelined him for the end of last season. It came at a good time with fellow post players Chuma Okeke and Austin Wiley limited by foul trouble.

"That's the closest he's looked to a guy that was first-team all-defense and a key, key player for us a year ago," Pearl said. "Anfernee gets to do what he's doing there, and we're a different club."

William Jackson Jr. led Georgia with 16 points, Nicolas Claxton added 15, Tyree Crump 14 and Teshaun Hightower 12. Rayshaun Hammonds had nine points, 10 rebounds and four assists.

It was also a physical turnaround from a performance against Ole Miss where Pearl said it was fair to say "you guys got pushed around."

"We preached transition defense and interior defense a lot," McLemore said. "A lot of guys after the Ole Miss game, we watched a lot of film and we just worked on that a lot between that game and this game."

BIG PICTURE

Georgia was fairly competitive throughout after getting blown out 96-50 by Tennessee last Saturday.

Auburn was more efficient and balanced than the Ole Miss game, when Brown fired up 19 3s. The Tigers hit 50 percent (34 of 68) after shooting a cold 33 percent against the Rebels.

PULLING EVEN

Auburn evened the series at 94-94, winning 12 of the last 15 meetings at home.

UP NEXT

Georgia: Hosts No. 18 Kentucky on Tuesday night.

Auburn: At Texas A&M on Wednesday night.

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Leaders

Georgia PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Ngumezi 0 0 1 0 0 0
T. Fagan 0 0 0 0 0 0
Auburn PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Harper 22 0 7 2 2 0
B. Brown 15 0 2 2 1 0

Team Comparison

UGA Aub
Points For 78 93
Field Goals 26/58-45% 34/68-50%
Three Pointers 11/29-38% 12/25-48%
Free Throws 15/20-75% 13/17-76%
Offensive Rebounds 12 17
Defensive Rebounds 21 22
Rebounds 39 47
Blocks 8 4
Steals 8 9
Turnovers 16 12
Personal Fouls 18 20
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2018-2019 Regular Season - Aub Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Jan 12 UGA 78 @ Aub 93 I. Sargiunas 3 J. McCormick 2

Game Information

Stadium: Auburn Arena, Auburn, Alabama
Attendance: 9,121
Game Time: