ATHENS — Georgia’s chances of winning today’s game against Auburn got a whole lot better before tipoff.
Kareem Canty, Auburn’s best player and one of the most prolific scorer’s in the SEC, has been suspended indefinitely for “conduct detrimental to the team,” coach Bruce Pearl told auburntigers.com before the game.
“Kareem has had some strong moments for our team this season,” Pearl said. “He has demonstrated that at the highest level of competition, he can win his matchup. However, his effort and attitude have been extremely inconsistent, which led to actions and behavior that are unacceptable. He will step away from the team for a while and may return later in the season. He is suspended indefinitely.”
Canty’s absences leaves Auburn (9-12, 3-6 SEC) without its starting point guard and biggest 3-point threat and its assists leader. is averaging 18.3 points per game and has hit an SEC-best 69-of-191 3-point attempts. He also leads the team in assists with 111, good for third in the SEC.
Cinmeon Bowers — normally a forward — will start at the point against the Bulldogs (12-8, 5-4).