Feb 17, 2016; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Auburn Tigers forward Tyler Harris (12) moves to the basket between Arkansas Razorbacks guard Anton Beard (31) and Razorbacks guard Dusty Hannahs (3) during the second half of play at Bud Walton Arena. The Tigers won 90-86. Mandatory Credit: Gunnar Rathbun-USA TODAY Sports

SEC Hoops Preview: Georgia at Auburn

Georgia travels to Auburn tonight in search of a victory.

The Bulldogs (14-11, 7-7 SEC) lost three of their last four since beating Auburn 65-55 on February 6.  Georgia’s J.J. Frazier led the team with 16 points, followed by Yante Maten, who had 12 points, 12 rebounds, and five assists on the game.  Georgia shot only 35.1 percent from the field and made only two of nine 3-pointers.

Auburn Arena may bring some luck for the Tigers.  Auburn has one nine of the last 11 matchups between Georgia at home.  Georgia head coach Mark Fox says Auburn’s home advantage may be a factor in tonight’s SEC battle, because the long SEC season can take its toll on the players.

Auburn (10-16, 4-10 SEC) is in need of a win during a rivalry series.  First, they lost to Ole Miss on Saturday and have tough games against Georgia tonight and Alabama Sunday. The Tigers have to find a way to win without leading scorer, Tyler Harris. Harris suffered a concussion against Ole Miss on Saturday.  Head coach Bruce Pearl said the team is following concussion protocol, but is unaware of whether or not Harris will be cleared to play Saturday at Alabama.

Tip off is set for 7 p.m. on the SEC Network.

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