January 30, 2013

A new kind of challenge

AUBURN -- Auburn has been streaky this season.

Through 19 games, the Tigers have experienced three runs of three consecutive losses and two streaks of four straight losses, including Auburn’s current four-game skid.

To avoid creating its longest losing streak of the season, Auburn faces an important game against Georgia tonight.

Both teams can claim one of the SEC’s top scorers. Senior guard Frankie Sullivan averages 16.9 points per game and ranks third in that category. Guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope ranks just ahead with a 17.3-points average, which gives his team ample support.

The sophomore guard always gets his shots in: He’s reached double-figures in each game this season. The key is forcing the Bulldogs' volume scorer into bad shots.

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