By Ken Cross
Auburn guard Bryce Brown suffered a strained shoulder and is day-to-day as the Tigers descend on Athens, Ga. for a rematch with the Bulldogs on Saturday. Brown left the 81-80 loss to Texas A&M late in the first half as he injured his right shoulder on an attempted dunk over the Aggies’ D.J. Hogg.
Brown didn’t practice on Thursday after returning from a trip to the doctor
For Auburn, it means more minutes out of guards Jared Harper, Mustapha Heron, Davion Mitchell, and Malik Dunbar. As the rotation changed in the second half on Wednesday night, the Tigers erased a 17-point deficit and took the lead before suffering their first home loss of the season.
Brown has turned into a key motor on the team as he leads Auburn ins coring at 16.6 ppg., while canning 81-of-195 triples for a 41.5 percent clip. He has made 215 career triples as he shotos 39.4 percent for his career.
Brown is also the only Tiger averaging more than 30 minutes per game in notching 30.8 minutes of the hardwood.
The Tigers beat Georgia 79-65 at Auburn Arena on Jan. 20 where Brown led the attack with 28 points. Auburn is 21-3 and continues to lead the SEC with a 9-2 ledger.