Georgia falls at No. 13 Auburn, 92-78, in regular season finale
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Georgia falls at No. 13 Auburn, 92-78, in regular season finale

Photo: Jake Crandall / USA TODAY NETWORK

AUBURN, Ala. – The Georgia men’s basketball team wrapped up its regular season schedule as it fell 92-78 on the road against No. 13 Auburn at Neville Arena on Saturday.

Silas Demary Jr. led the Bulldogs (16-15, 6-12 SEC) in scoring with 15 points paired with five rebounds on the night, marking his seventh career performance with 15 or more points. Russel Tchewa recorded a double-double in back-to-back games for the second time this season, posting 14 points and 10 rebounds while Noah Thomasson added 12 points to the scoring effort. Blue Cain tallied eight points while also setting a new career-high in steals with three against the Tigers (24-7, 13-5 SEC).

Early offensive woes plagued the Bulldogs early as they trailed 14-4 heading into the first media timeout. Georgia came back to spark a 7-0 run, cutting the deficit to three points before Auburn responded with a 14-3 run to lead 28-14. Despite another 7-0 run by the Bulldogs, the Tigers would regain momentum and extend their lead to 45-31 heading into the locker room. Auburn held the upper hand offensively early in the second half, but Georgia managed to keep the deficit to as close as 10 points. The Bulldogs battled back and pushed to cut their deficit to within single digits, but the Tigers held on to its double-digit lead as time expired on the night.

Georgia will now shift focus as it will begin postseason play at the SEC Men’s Basketball Championships starting on Wednesday, Mar. 13, running through Sunday, March 17 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.

Five Fast Facts
• Silas Demary Jr. led the Bulldogs with 15 points, marking his seventh 15+ point performance of the season.
• Russel Tchewa finished the game with 14 points and 10 rebounds, marking his 14th career double-double and fifth with the Bulldogs.
• With his performance against Auburn, Russel Tchewa posted back-to-back double-doubles for the second time this season (vs LSU, at Florida)
• Blue Cain set a new career-high in steals with three on the night.
• Georgia outrebounded Auburn 38-36 on the night.

Key Quote
Head Coach Mike White: “It could’ve gotten ugly, and it has gotten ugly against in this building against other teams. Auburn is terrific, they executed at a really high level. The hole that we dug ourselves early on in the game was the difference. I loved our fight in the second 20 [minutes]. To come in here and outrebound these guys shows you that our guys left a lot out there on the floor physically.”

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