The Georgia Bulldogs basketball team didn’t take the lead once in last night’s game against Auburn…they were barely even in it.
With 8:22 left in the first half, the Dawgs pulled within one point on a Dustin Ware three-pointer to make the score 23-22 Auburn. However, this was the closest Georgia came to catching the Tigers, and they essentially spent the entire second half down by more than 10 points.
The Dawgs shot poorly from the field (36.5%), committed 19 turnovers (only 9 assists) and played lackluster defense.
Auburn’s senior forward Lucas Hargrove, who came into the game averaging 13 points a game, was unstoppable all night and matched his season-high of 24 points…The Dawgs bigs made Hargrove look like Lebron James or Kobe Bryant.
Trey Thompkins played only 13 minutes due to foul trouble. He finished with 6 points, 4 rebounds and 6 turnovers before fouling out with 8:33 left in the second half.
The lone bright spot for Georgia was the play of Travis Leslie, who finished with 19 points and 17 rebounds.
Dustin Ware played decently, chipping in 10 points on 4 of 8 shooting (and he didn’t commit any turnovers).
The Georgia Bulldogs are now 10-12 overall and 2-7 in the SEC. Last night’s game solidified the fact that Georgia is an extremely mediocre team away from the confines of the Classic City (0-8 in true road games).
The Dawgs hopes of making the NIT took a big hit last night, as they now need to win 5 out of their next 7 to finish with a winning record overall.