SEC Championship Game #1 – Georgia vs Auburn

That’s right SEC Basketball fans…it’s finally Tourney Time!!!!!  The long anticipated wait for March Madness will finally be over by at 1 PM EST when the Auburn Tigers face off against the Georgia Bulldogs at the Georgia Dome.

With Georgia sitting squarely on the NCAA Tournament bubble, look for them to come out strong today to prove something to the selection committee.  In their only meeting this year at Georgia, the Bulldogs needed overtime to beat the Tigers but pulled away in the extra time to win by 9 points.  Today’s game may as well be a home game for Georgia given the proximity to Athens.

It’s no secret that the SEC west is extremely weak (Alabama being the exception) this year and Auburn is near the bottom of the pile.  The Tigers went 4-12 in conference play with their most impressive win coming at home over Mississippi State.

With Georgia’s ability to run the court and spread the ball around, I expect them to run Auburn out of the gym and send them home before the weekend starts.  Look for Travis Leslie and a healthy Trey Thompkins to dominate down low and lead Georgia to a big opening round victory.  The Dawgs are coming in to the game as 11 point favorites and I expect them to cover easily.

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