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And then Auburn naturally righted the ship--there's a reason comebacks from
--Auburn has won four straight SEC games. Sure, the league's beyond terrible, three of those games were at home, and the fourth came against one of the worst SEC teams put together this decade, but four SEC games in a row! Plus, the last three have all come by double-digit margins. I'll take that.
--Auburn led Georgia in Athens by a score of 45-19 at halftime. It was only 22 days ago they led Texas Pan-American by 11 at the half. So yes, I'll take the 26-point lead ta the break, as well as the 38-9 lead with 5 to play in the half. Honestly, it's hard to blow leads that big.
Auburn outshot the Dawgs, outrebounded the Dawgs, and got the line more often on the road. If Barber and reed hadn't decided to turn the ball over 11 times between them and--stop if you've heard this one before--the free throw shooting hadn't been a disaster, this game would have been a 20-point laugher. It's worth repeating: on the road.
--Quantez Robertson showed no ill effects of his doghousing last week, scoring 8 points on just four shots and chipping in 6 boards and a steal in just 23 minutes.
--This conference could not possibly be more open. LSU appear to be the conference's truly good team, but even they've won their last three games by a total of 10 points. Kentucky's a one-man-show who just got pounded by Vandy. Tennessee got horse-whipped in Oxford last night. Florida's only a few days removed from giving up 84 points to these same toothless Bulldogs. South Carolina snuck past a rotten Tide team by two last weekend and lost in Starkville last night. And so it goes. There's no reason the Auburn that's shown up for the last four games can't win this league's conference tourney. It's never been more obvious.
So maybe it didn't end up being the 99-31 victory I thought we'd get part of the way through the first half. It's still a win, still a reason to keep cursing the home losses to Florida and Vandy, still cause to keep watching