February 18, 2009

AU hopes to continue streak on the road

Riding a three-game win streak, Auburn will hit the road for the first time in two weeks at Georgia Wednesday night. While the Tigers three straight home wins have put them back in the SEC West race, they'll have to overcome a 1-3 road conference record in Athens.

Georgia, which is playing under interim head coach Pete Herrmann after the firing of Dennis Felton Jan. 29, picked up their first SEC win 88-86 over Florida in Stegeman Coliseum Saturday.

Senior forward Terrance Woodbury, who is averaging a team-high 14.2 points per game, scored a career-high 32 points including 7-of-10 3-pointers against the Gators.

"Woodbury just got going. He is a guy who can really flat out score the ball," AU head coach Jeff Lebo said. "He has had trouble being consistent this year shooting the ball from three, but he had 32 points in that game. Especially in the first half, they made everything.

"The one thing about Georgia is they have played people pretty well at home. They probably could have had a couple extra wins. They had Tennessee at home in the last few minutes of the game that could have gone either way. Mississippi State was one that they could have had at home."

Georgia will have a decided size advantage over Auburn. The Bulldogs starting five includes the 6-foot-7, 221-pound Woodbury, 6-foot-9, 247-pound freshman forward Trey Thompkins and 6-foot-10, 265-pound junior center Albert Jackson.

Thompkins is averaging 12.8 points and a team-high 7.0 rebounds.

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