Auburn holds on to defeat Georgia 71-59

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Tay Waller scored 20 points and Korvotney
Barber had 11 points with 18 rebounds to help Auburn earn a fourth
straight victory in the Southeastern Conference for the first time
in six years, 71-59 over Georgia on Wednesday night.

The Tigers (17-9, 6-5 Southeastern Conference) struggled to hold
off Georgia despite leading by 27 points early in the second half.

After Quantez Robertson's layup put Auburn ahead 49-22 with
16:27 remaining, the Tigers slumped on both ends of the floor.

Georgia (10-16, 1-10) never led, but Dustin Ware's straightaway
3-pointer cut Auburn's advantage to less than 10 points for the
first time since the 14:28 mark of the first half.

The long jumper woke up the sparse crowd at Stegeman Coliseum,
which is rarely filled and was even farther under capacity with
tornado warnings echoing 45 minutes before tipoff.