After suffering a tough road loss against Ole Miss Wednesday, Auburn used their home court advantage to defeat Georgia 93-78 Saturday afternoon in front of a sold out Auburn Arena.
"We're very pleased with the win because we had a lot of guys contributing," Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl said. "The bench did a terrific job of helping us control the game."
The Tigers had five players in double figures, led by Jared Harper, who scored 22 points. Harper also added seven assists while only committing one turnover.
Bryce Brown contributed 15 points, and Malik Dunbar added 11 points, including a monstrous dunk that fired up the Auburn crowd.
Bench scoring was led by Anfernee McLemore, who had 15 points on 7-10 shooting. McLemore also grabbed nine rebounds and blocked two shots for the Tigers.
"I knew that it was important to play solid and play good defensively," said McLemore. "Having a game like I did today felt really good and it shows the progress I've made moving in the right direction as far as being 100 percent recovered."
Auburn was the more physical team against the Bulldogs, out-rebounding them 39-33 and were more efficient in the paint, leading 40-22.
William Jackson II was the leading scorer for Georgia with 16 points.
Next up for Auburn (12-3, 1-1 in SEC) is a trip to College Station to face off against Texas A&M on Wednesday. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m., and the game can be seen on ESPNU.