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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Halftime from Atlanta: Georgia 34, Auburn 23

ATLANTA — Auburn will need some second-half magic to keep its season going.

The Tigers trail Georgia 34-23 at halftime in the SEC tournament opener at the Georgia Dome.

The Bulldogs (20-10), who are playing to keep their NCAA tournament hopes alive, used an 18-4 run near the end of the first half. Georgia led by as many as 15.

Center Trey Thompkins has a game-high 14 points to go with 7 rebounds. UGA has a 24-14 rebounding advantage, with 13 offensive rebounds.

Reserve guard Chris Denson, from Columbus, leads Auburn (11-19) with 9 points.

The Tigers shot 39 percent in the first half (11-for-28) but were 0-for-7 from 3-point range.

The game's winner will play Alabama tomorrow at 1 p.m. ET.


Anonymous said...

Free throws are the difference in the game at half. GA 10 for 15, AU 1 for 2. Why the discrepancy in attempts? Is AU just fouling or are they getting bad calls? Shooting percentage about the same and GA has made only 2 3s.

Andy Bitter said...

Georgia pounds the ball inside. Auburn content to shoot it from outside. Thus the FT discrepancy.