Late Layup Saves No. 1 Auburn’s Winning Streak as Tigers Survive Georgia 74-72

Devan Cambridge

Auburn guard Devan Cambridge (35) goes up for a dunk during the first of an NCAA college basketball game against Georgia, Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Wendell Green Jr. made a tiebreaking layup with four seconds remaining and No. 1 Auburn got past Georgia 74-72, extending the nation’s longest winning streak to 19 games.

Auburn is 22-1 overall and 10-0 in the Southeastern Conference. Georgia is 6-17 and last in the SEC at 1-9, but gave Auburn a scare. K.D. Johnson led Auburn with 20 points.

Johnson, who transferred to Auburn following his 2020-21 freshman season at Georgia, was loudly booed during pregame introductions. Kario Oquendo led the Bulldogs with 25 points.

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