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Auburn (17-14, 7-9 SEC)
vs. Georgia (17-12, 8-8)

Tipoff: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

TV/radio: Lincoln Financial Sports will televise the game on WAMY-TV, and AM-800 will have radio coverage.

Georgia lineup: F Steve Newman, 6-9, Sr., 5.8 ppg., 3.0 rpg.; C Takais Brown, 6-8, Jr., 14.0 ppg., 5.6 ppg.; G Sundiata Gaines, 6-1, Jr., 10.9 ppg., 5.7 rpg., 4.7 assists; G Levi Stukes, 6-1, Sr., 12.1 ppg.; G Billy Humphrey, 6-2, So., 7.5 ppg.

Auburn lineup: F Josh Dollard, 6-7, So., 12.5 ppg., 6.7 rpg.; F Korvotney Barber, 6-7, So., 11.3 ppg., 6.7 rpg.; G Frank Tolbert, 6-4, Jr., 11.8 ppg., 4.8 rpg.; G DeWayne Reed, 6-1, Fr., 5.4 ppg.; G Quantez Robertson, 6-3, So., 8.1 ppg., 5.1 assists.

Noteworthy: Georgia beat Auburn less than a month ago 86-79 in Athens., Ga. ... Auburn has won three of its past four since that loss, while Georgia has lost three of its past four since that game, including two straight losses. ... The teams combined for 70 free throws in the first meeting, the third most in SEC history. ... Auburn guard DeWayne Reed was named to the SEC's all-freshman team Wednesday. ... Auburn is 6-8 in games played in the Georgia Dome, site of Thursday's opening-round game against Georgia. ... Auburn defeated Vanderbilt before losing to LSU the last time the Tigers played in the Dome .

Bradley Handwerger, Daily Sports Writer

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