Georgia handled Tennessee last month at home, but couldn’t contain the Volunteers in Knoxville and lost 69-60. The loss drops Georgia to 0-9 on the road this season and 0-6 in the SEC.
Trey Thompkins had a brilliant night with 25 points, 10 rebounds and 3 blocked shots. But his performance was offset by the ineffectiveness of Travis Leslie who finished the evening with only 4 points and 4 turnovers in 25 minutes played. Leslie picked up two early fouls and missed a good portion of the first half.
The Dawgs held a 29-24 lead at halftime, but Tennessee’s defense stepped up late in the game causing the Bulldogs to turn the ball over and miss several scoring chances. Georgia finished the game with 15 turnovers.
Georgia returns home on Saturday to face the Alabama Crimson Tide. The game will be televised by the SEC Network at 4:00 p.m. ET.
- 2009-10 Georgia Bulldogs Basketball Schedule – Sicemdawgs.com
- Georgia-Tennessee Box Score – ESPN.com
- Thompkins’ 25 Points Not Enough – GeorgiaDogs.com