Auburn vs Georgia

Georgia 57, Auburn 49

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 20 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to help Georgia beat Auburn 57-49 on Wednesday night.

The Bulldogs (9-11, 3-4 Southeastern Conference) have won three of four.

Frankie Sullivan and Allen Payne each finished with 13 points for Auburn (8-12, 2-5). The Tigers, who have dropped five straight, matched their season-low in points and shot a season-worst 28.3 percent.

Caldwell-Pope, Georgia's leading scorer in 18 of 20 games this season, gave the Bulldogs a four-point lead with a putback at the 1:09 mark and followed with two free throws to make it 53-47 with 31 seconds left.

Georgia began the game ranked No. 325 in the nation in scoring, but Auburn was the team that struggled all night offensively.

Sullivan, the SEC's third-leading scorer, didn't produce a point until the 8:45 mark of the first half, but hit a 3 early in the second half that brought the Tigers within one, at 28-27.

Auburn went nearly 7 full minutes without a basket in the second half until Jordan Price's layup cut the lead to 34-33 with 10:53 remaining.

The Tigers, who visit No. 17 Missouri on Saturday, failed to score a field goal in the final 2:42.

In the last 1:14 of the first half, the teams combined for three turnovers and four fouls. The only points came on two free throws by Sullivan, who was fouled on a 3-point attempt by Kenny Gaines with less than 1 second remaining.

Georgia led 26-22 at halftime.

Neither team led by more than six points until Vincent Williams hit a pair of free throws to end the scoring in the final seconds.

Chris Denson added 12 points for Auburn.

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Scoreboard
Auburn (8-12)222749
Georgia (9-11) «263157

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Auburn Tigers
A. Payne, F263-85-640413
S. Johnson, F130-20-04030
R. Chubb, C302-71-26245
F. Sullivan, G354-124-824213
C. Denson, G284-124-930212
J. Price262-70-04025
J. Wallace160-10-02120
A. Dixon-Tatum100-20-01020
N. Johnson80-10-00010
J. Granger60-11-22021
B. Greene Jr.20-00-00010
Totals 15-5315-273372549
 28.3%55.6% 
Georgia Bulldogs
D. Williams, F282-32-34156
J. Florveus, F220-10-23030
B. Morris, F181-33-63135
K. Caldwell-Pope, G317-114-4100320
V. Williams, G121-32-23014
C. Mann284-82-436110
S. Brantley221-71-24114
N. Djurisic211-31-33213
K. Gaines91-20-02023
T. Dixon51-10-01002
J. Cannon40-10-01010
Totals 19-4315-2638112157
 44.2%57.7% 
Southeastern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Kentucky16-232-64
Florida14-427-910
Arkansas12-626-1028
S. Carolina12-626-1143
Ole Miss10-822-1477
Alabama10-819-1578
Vanderbilt10-819-1638
Georgia9-919-1552
Texas A&M8-1016-1593
Tennessee8-1016-1682
Auburn7-1118-14113
Miss. State6-1216-16149
LSU2-1610-21194
Missouri2-168-24255
 
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