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Auburn gets second SEC win

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Chris Denson scored 18 points to lead five Tigers in double-figures as Auburn basketball earned its second-straight victory with a 74-67 win over Georgia on Saturday in Auburn Arena.

It was the first time five Auburn players scored in double figures in an SEC game since February 20, 2010 against Arkansas.

Auburn (10-9, 2-6) led by as many as 12 in the second half, but Georgia closed to two on a 3-pointer by J.J. Frazier with 5:43 remaining.

The Tigers answered with a layup by Allen Payne and then two free throws from Chris Denson as they widened their lead back to 63-57 with less than five minutes to go.

Following another trey from Frazier, Matthew Atewe came up with a clutch blocked shot on Georgia's Kenny Gaines that kept the Auburn advantage at two possessions.

The Bulldogs (10-10, 4-4) twice cut the Auburn lead to three points in the final minute, but the each time the Tigers answered with free throws to seal the victory.

KT Harrell finished the game with 16 points and four rebounds, while Tahj Shamsid-Deen had 12 points and four assists. Asauhn Dixon-Tatum added 10 points, seven rebounds and four blocks and Payne totaled 10 points and seven rebounds.

Auburn shot 27-of-34 (79.4 percent) from the foul line, including 7-of-9 by Denson and 6-of-7 by Payne.

Charles Mann led the Bulldogs with 18 points.


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