Observations: Auburn 95, Georgia 77
The losing streak for Bruce Pearl's Tigers is over. The jump they could make as a program during the rest of SEC play is just getting started.
PG Sharife Cooper (Tony Walsh/Georgia Athletics)
On Wednesday night, for the first time since December 22, Auburn basketball walked off the floor as a winner.
The Tigers ended a four-game losing skid to start SEC play with a 95-77 victory at rival Georgia, continuing a dominant stretch in the series for the program.
But, even with a couple of absences and the general sense of unknown with such a young basketball team in a pandemic-affected season, a win that was energetic and highlight-heavy on the floor felt business-like in the locker room afterwards.
“A lot of smiles, not much celebration,” point guard Sharife Cooper said. “You know, we expect to win, even if we don’t win. We’re trying to extend the culture that was built here and that’s winning. So, we’re trying to carry on that legacy and be a winning team.”
Auburn is a winning team again. Here are four Observations from how the Tigers got that done, along with the rotation chart, nerd stats and a great quote of the night from Bruce…