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Auburn overwhelmed in 38-0 loss to No. 5 Georgia

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Auburn overwhelmed in 38-0 loss to No. 5 Georgia

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Losing to Georgia is one thing. But getting shut out by their longtime rival brought a little extra pain to a lost season for Gene Chizik and the Auburn Tigers.

Auburn managed only 238 yards, including 57 yards rushing, as it was overwhelmed in a 38-0 loss to the fifth-ranked Bulldogs on Saturday night.

Auburn (2-8, 0-7 Southeastern Conference) has only one more chance for a conference win, at Alabama on Nov. 24.

``It's what you see,'' Chizik said when asked about the season. ``It's been frustrating. Again, it's just been one of those years where it has kind of snowballed in momentum and we haven't been able to catch any.''

The Tigers play host to Alabama A&M next week in their final home game.

Georgia (9-1, 7-1 SEC) got the first shutout for either team in the series since its 28-0 win in 1976.

``It's very painful,'' Chizik said. ``It's painful for coaches and players and certainly the fans and alumni. It's very painful for everybody.''

Georgia, the Eastern Division champion, earned its second straight trip to the Dec. 1 SEC championship game in Atlanta. Top-ranked Alabama, beaten by No. 15 Texas A&M 29-24 on Saturday, can win the Western Division title by beating Auburn on Nov. 24.

Auburn freshman Jonathan Wallace, making his second start, completed 15 of 22 passes for 181 yards with one interception. Emory Blake had six catches for 104 yards.

``We just didn't finish,'' Wallace said. ``We didn't finish our drives. We made mistakes. We didn't capitalize when we had opportunities.

``That's not going to win the game, but we just have to keep going. You have to keep going, and you have to keep pushing. That's the biggest thing right now, not giving up. The guys aren't giving up, and we just have to keep pushing.''

Tre Mason was Auburn's leading rusher with 11 carries for only 33 yards.

For the Tigers, the lopsided defeat was similar to a 63-21 home loss to Texas A&M on Oct. 27. In each game, many Auburn fans left in the third quarter.

When asked after the game about his future at Auburn, Chizik said ``I don't entertain those thoughts.''

Asked if he thought he has lost his team, Chizik said ``I don't. Absolutely not.''

The biggest cheer from Auburn fans came early in the game during a break after Georgia's first touchdown when the score of rival Alabama's loss to Texas A&M was posted on the video board.

Auburn's defense couldn't stop Aaron Murray, who completed 18 of 24 passes for 208 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. Murray threw scoring passes to Chris Conley, Malcolm Mitchell and Tavarres King.

Murray devastated the Auburn defense with his efficiency in Georgia's no-huddle offense, directing quick-strike touchdown drives on his first four possessions.

Auburn, last in the SEC in run defense, was bullied by Georgia's freshman tailback duo of Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall. Gurley had 11 carries for 116 yards and a touchdown. Marshall had eight carries for 105 yards, including a 62-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.

``It was bad,'' said Auburn defensive end Dee Ford. ``They ran the ball on us.''

The Bulldogs, who have won four straight, appear to be peaking at the end of the regular season.

``I think we've been improving as we go and hopefully we can keep it going,'' said coach Mark Richt.

Georgia lost to Louisiana State in last year's SEC championship game. This year, the Bulldogs want more.

``I think there's a different feeling in everybody's spirit that Atlanta is not the end of the road,'' Richt said.

By the start of the fourth quarter, Bulldogs fans were the majority in Jordan-Hare Stadium.

``It was awesome,'' Murray said. ``We looked up midway through the third quarter and I was like, `Man, we've got more fans here than they do right now.'''

After the game, Georgia players rushed to corner of the end zone to celebrate with their faithful, who chanted ``SEC! SEC!''

Georgia's most important win in its search for a SEC championship was a 17-9 defeat of then-No. 3 Florida on Oct. 27, but the Bulldogs struggled on offense in that game. The win over Auburn was the team's most well-rounded win of the season.

The defense, led by Jarvis Jones' two sacks and Bacarri Rambo's interception and forced fumble, posted its first shutout in a SEC game since a 43-0 win over Vanderbilt in 2010.

The offense boasted impressive balance with 289 yards rushing and 208 yards passing. The Bulldogs had no turnovers and only three penalties for 15 yards.

``We're playing pretty good right now,'' Richt said.

Murray, who completed his first 10 passes, was rested in the fourth quarter as backups Parker Welch and Christian LeMay finished the game.

Each of the four first-half touchdown drives lasted less than 4 minutes. A 49-yard run by Gurley set up Murray's 6-yard touchdown pass to Conley.

Auburn's first turnover spoiled a scoring opportunity late in the third quarter. Emory Blake gained 13 yards on a reception before he fumbled when hit by Bacarri Rambo. Georgia linebacker Michael Gilliard recovered at the Bulldogs' 11.

Rambo intercepted a pass from Wallace on the first play of the fourth quarter.

Georgia's win in the game called the South's oldest rivalry tied the series at 54-54-8. Georgia has won six of the last seven meetings.

James Madison at Delaware College Basketball: Date, Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

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James Madison at Delaware College Basketball: Date, Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

Winners of two straight, James Madison will hope to continue its victorious run against rival Delaware. 

The Blue Hens, meanwhile, have won four of their first six conference games and will be looking to keep pace in the competitive CAA when they host the Dukes at Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Del. on Thursday, Jan. 17.

Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m ET and will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington Plus.

James Madison at Delaware How to Watch

What: James Madison Dukes at Delaware Blue Hens
Where: Bob Carpenter Center, Newark, Del. 
When: 7 p.m. ET
TV Channel: NBC Sports Washington Plus (Channel Finder)

James Madison at Delaware Preview

Conference: Colonial Athletic Association
Record: James Madison (9-9, 2-3)  Delaware (12-7, 4-2)
Last Game: 74-65 win vs. Towson 1/12 (James Madison), 71-58 loss at College of Charleston, 1/12 (Delaware)
Leading Scorers: Stuckey Mosley, 15.7 ppg (James Madison), Eric Carter, 17.3 ppg (Delaware)

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Wizards vs. Knicks: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

Wizards vs. Knicks: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

The Wizards have traveled across the pond and will take on the New York Knicks in London, England Thursday (3 pm, NBC Sports Washington) as part of the NBA Global Games slate. 

Washington has brought some momentum with it on its journey to the United Kingdom, the Wizards winning five of their last eight. 

The Knicks, meanwhile, have lost three straight, and are just a game and a half above the basement-dwelling Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference standings.

Here's is what you need to know for Thursday's game.

WIZARDS vs. KNICKS HOW TO WATCH

What: Washington Wizards vs. New York Knicks, Game 45 of the 2018-19 NBA season
Where: The 02 Arena, London, England
When: 3:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: The Wizards vs. Knicks will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (Channel Finder)
Live Stream: You can live stream Wizards vs. Knicks on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and on the new MyTeams App.
Radio: Wizards Radio Network, 1500 AM

WIZARDS vs. KNICKS TV SCHEDULE

2:00 PM: Wizards Outsiders (LIVE)
2:30 PM: Wizards Pregame Live (LIVE)
3:00 PM: New York Knicks @ Wizards (LIVE)
5:30 PM: Wizards Postgame Live (LIVE)
6:00 PM:Wizards Outsiders (LIVE)

WIZARDS vs. KNICKS INJURY REPORT:

Wizards: Dwight Howard (Back, Out), Markieff Morris (Neck, Out), John Wall (Heel, Out)
Knicks: Tim Hardaway Jr. (Hamstring, Day-to-day), Mitchell Robinson (Ankle, Day-to-day), Enes Kanter (Personal reasons, Out), Kristaps Porzingis (Knee, Out)

WIZARDS vs. KNICKS PLAYERS TO WATCH

Bradley Beal, Wizards: With John Wall out for the season, Beal has played like a true superstar, averaging almost 30 points per contest in his last eight games. Can he put on a show for the London crowd Thursday? 
Emmanuel Mudiay, Knicks: Mudiay has been a bright spot for the Knicks during a troublesome season. The 22-year old is scoring a career-high 14.5 points per game, second on the team only to Tim Hardaway Jr.'s 19.8.

WIZARDS vs. KNICKS SERIES HISTORY

Number of all-time Meetings: 335 games (36 playoff games)
Regular Season Record: Knicks lead 169-130
Playoff Record: Knicks lead 23-13
Last Meeting: Wizards win 110-107 on 12/3/18
Last 10: Wizards lead 9-1

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