Tennessee will return to Thompson-Boling arena Wednesday night to take on the Georgia Bulldogs. Tennessee is coming off a 73-60 loss against Arkansas. They struggled against Arkansas’ pressure defense and their lack of a true point guard was evident. Injured point guard Trae Golden, who lost his starting job earlier this season to Jordan McRae, has yet to practice this week due to a strained hamstring. In the game against the Razorbacks Brandon Lopez played extended minutes in Golden’s absence.
Georgia is coming off a win at South Carolina and has now won three in a row. The Bulldogs have had their offensive woes this year. They are currently 323rd in the NCAA in scoring at 59.6 points per game. The Vols sit at 258, averaging 63.9 a game. Tennessee matches up better with Georgia then Arkansas, but they will still have to take care the ball better then they did against the Razorbacks. Tennessee turned the ball over 19 times against Arkansas.
Jarnell Stokes has come on lately for the Volunteers and he will need to continue the high level of the play in order for the Vols to get on the winning track. Stokes is averaging 17 points and 13 rebounds a game over his last three games.
Senior forward Kenny Hall was arrested Tuesday morning for driving with a suspended license. It’s not his first off the court mishap, he missed 19 games last season do to breaking team rules. Head coach Cuonzo Martin said Wednesday that Hall would not be suspended and would play against Georgia. Hall is averaging 6.6 points a game and 5.3 rebounds a game this season. He tied a season high with 14 points on Saturday against Arkansas.
Tennessee and Georgia will tip off at 8 pm est Wednesday night from Thompson-Boling arena.