The Georgia Bulldogs are coming off of a big win over Texas A&M and look to stay hot against an Auburn team that is struggling.
The Bulldogs grabbed a key road win on Wednesday as they defeated the Aggies 62-53 to move into fourth place in the SEC Conference standings. Georgia enters Saturday game one game behind Ole Miss and Arkansas who are tied for second. As the season enters its final stretch, each game becomes more important as the conference tournament picture starts to take shape.
Bruce Pearl's return to the SEC has been a bit of a rough ride so far as the Tigers have lost six of their last seven games including a 101-87 home loss to Arkansas on Tuesday. Auburn is 11-13 on the season and just 3-8 in the conference but Pearl's teams are scrappy units and they have suffered some close losses during their recent stretch.
Auburn could be without a pair of key contributors on Saturday. Guard Tahj Shamsid-Deen won't play and will miss the remainder of the season due to an injured shoulder that will require surgery. Forward Antone Mason's status is unclear as he has left the team to be with his father Anthony Mason who recently suffered a heart attack. Shamsid-Deen has played in 23 games this season and was averaging 6.1 points per game. Mason is the team's second leading scorer at 14.7 per game so their losses will be felt.
Georgia used a balanced attack to down Texas A&M on Wednesday. Three different players scored in double figures led by Kenny Gaines' 15. Charles Mann added 14 while Nemanja Djurisic added 11. Marcus Thoronton played in his second straight game since missing a pair due to a concussion. The Bulldogs have won seven of nine and the two losses during that stretch came without Thornton.
Tip off from Stegeman Coliseum is scheduled for 2 p.m. and the game will be televised by FSN.
Game Date/Time: Saturday, February 14, 2 p.m. ET
Location: Stegeman Coliseum, Athens, Georgia
Radio: Bulldogs Radio Network