Walker Kessler, a son of former Georgia star Chad Kessler, had 15 points and six blocked shots to lead a half-dozen scorers in double figures for No. 2 Auburn in an 83-60 home rout of the Bulldogs on Wednesday night.

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The Tigers (17-1, 6-0 SEC) built a 25-point lead by halftime and coasted to their 14th consecutive win, tied with Davidson for the nation’s longest current streak. It’s their best SEC start in 63 years.

Jaylin Williams scored 13 points, while Georgia transfer KD Johnson, Wendell Green Jr. and Jabari Smith all finished with 12 for the Tigers.

Auburn is the only SEC team without a league loss after No. 12 Kentucky’s win over Texas A&M. The Bulldogs (5-13, 0-5) are the only SEC team without a league win.

Next game: Georgia visits South Carolina on Saturday.

Christian Wright led Georgia with 16 points, going 8 of 9 from the free-throw line. Noah Baummann and Braelen Bridges scored 11 apiece.

The Bulldogs’ Aaron Cook became just the 18th Division I player to play in 150 games and scored nine.

Georgia was without leading scorer Kario Oquendo for undisclosed reasons.

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Auburn forward Walker Kessler (13) dunks against Georgia during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

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Auburn forward Walker Kessler (13) dunks against Georgia during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

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Auburn forward Walker Kessler (13) dunks against Georgia during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

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Held scoreless most of the first half, Johnson hit three 3-pointers in a three-minute span against his former team. That hot streak helped the Tigers build a 52-27 lead, their largest halftime advantage of the season.

The Bulldogs got as close as 16 in the second half when Auburn missed eight straight shots.

Auburn 83, Georgia 60

Georgia lost its seventh straight game and wasn’t ever really in this one after the first few minutes.

Auburn didn’t slip up two days after becoming the program’s third team to rise to No. 2, joining the 1959 and 1999 Tigers. They’re are off to their best start in SEC play since opening 12-0 in the 1958-59 season.