Quick Turnaround As UGA Visis Auburn Arena

The Auburn basketball team will play the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday looking to build momentum following an impressive homecourt win over Alabama.

Auburn, Ala.--The Auburn basketball Tigers have to make a quick turnaround as they play an early game on Saturday vs. the visiting Georgia Bulldogs.

Coming off a 74-55 victory over Alabama on Thursday night in a game that was postponed for 24 hours due to a winter storm, the Tigers will face an opponent that is 10-9 overall and 4-3 in the SEC after being upset at home on Wednesday night 59-54 vs. Vanderbilt.

Tipoff is set for 12:30 p.m. CST at Auburn Arena for a game that will be televised on the SEC Network.

The loss to the Commodores snapped an eight-game homecourt winning streak for Coach Mark Fox's Bulldogs, who are led by Charles Mann, Kenny Gaines and Nemanja Djurisic.

Mann, a 6-5 guard, is leading the team in scoring at 13.3 points per game. He was a Freshman All-SEC pick last season. Gaines, a 6-3 sophomore guard, is averaging 12 points per contest.

Djurisic, who is averaging 10.1 points and 4.4 rebounds, is a 6-8 junior forward from Montenegro. UGA's leading rebounder is Marcus Thornton, a 6-8 junior forward who is averaging 7.5 points and 5.9 rebounds per contest.

Brandon Morris, a 6-7 sophomore forward, is averaging 9.6 points and 3.7 rebounds.

The Bulldogs are shooting 43.9 percent from the field and hitting 32.8 percent of their threes and 66.1 percent at the foul line. UGA is averaging 4.9 more rebounds per game than its opponents.

K.T. Harrell drives to the basket vs. Alabama.

Auburn improved its record to 9-9 overall and 1-6 in the SEC with the victory over Alabama. Chris Denson scored a career-high 32 points and fellow guard K.T. Harrell added 23 points and a career-high 11 rebounds.

"We need it from them every night," Coach Tony Barbee said of the SEC's highest-scoring combo. "They are the catalyst on this team and that doesn't mean just scoring. That means making plays for this team.

"They have been like this all year long, but not at this level," Barbee added. "For them to get at this level against your rival was big for both of them."

The Tigers have dealt with foul trouble in league games this year, but against Alabama only center Asauhn Dixon-Tatum with four was close to fouling out. "We have been working on it and talking about it," Barbee said. "We can't keep fouling. I thought we did a good job of moving our feet and playing good team defense."

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