Vols Walk Dawgs in Midweek Matchup
Tennessee – 70
Georgia – 41
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The SEC might just be the best conference in College Basketball this season, so no team is an easy out. Tennessee hosted Georgia Wednesday night with a matchup against Texas looming in the weekend SEC-Big12 Challenge.
Tennessee is used to being the team that comes out hot this season, but that didn’t happen in this one. The Vols started off 1-5 from the field, allowing Georgia to build a 4-0 lead. At the first TV timeout Tennessee was down 6-4. The Vols went on to dominate the next segment of the game, going on a 9-0 run and turning The Bulldogs over five times in a seven possession stretch. While Georgia was able to do some damage control and keep it close, it wasn’t for long as Tennessee went on another 9-0 run forcing a five and a half minute scoring drought for The Dawgs. The Vols found themselves up ten when the drought broke with a Bulldog free throw, and then extended it to a 14-1 run making it 33-18 with 3:30 to go in the first half. Going into the break Tennessee had held Georgia to 33% from the field, forced The Bulldogs into ten turnovers with six steals, and led the game 35-22.
Tennessee began to flex in the second half with more of the same domination from The Vols