Tennessee lost their second game in a row, and their first home game since January 9th against Ole Miss. Tennessee had 13 turnovers in the game, but only two in the second half. Trae Golden missed his second game in a row and Jordan McRae ended up playing 37 minutes. Brandon Lopez, who saw extended action against Arkansas only played four minutes in the game.
Tennessee never led in the game but did tie the game at 43-43. Georgia then went on a 9-0 run. Tennessee would get to within one with five minutes to go but Georgia managed again to pull away. Tennessee shot 46 percent from the field and hit 3-11 threes. Georgia shot 50 percent for the game, but won the battle behind the arc, hitting 11-20 threes.
Jordan McRae led the team in scoring with 17 points. Jarnell Stokes had 16 points and 11 rebounds for his fourth double-double in a row.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope led Georgia with 24 points.
The Volunteers struggled with turnovers early in the game and McRae had five total. They settled down in the second half but it wasn’t enough to close in on the Bulldogs, who won their fourth in a row.
Tennessee falls to 3-6 in SEC play and 11-10 overall. They will try to right the ship Sunday when they travel to Columbia to take on South Carolina. The Gamecocks are 12-10 overall and 2-7 in the conference. They’ve lost three in a row, losing to Kentucky Tuesday night 77-55.
This will be the first and only game between Tennessee and South Carolina this year. Tip off is scheduled for 1:00 PM Sunday. The game can be found on FSN.