NCAAB Game Recap - Tennessee at Georgia
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:00 PM EST

IaSt
55
Baylor
68
F
Aub
64
Alab
83
F
Seton
78
Butl
70
F
UVA
50
FlaSt
54
F
KY
78
SCar
81
F
WichSt
53
Temp
65
F
Crei
80
GTown
83
F
Colg
67
Lafy
71
F
StFPA
100
FaDi
85
F
CenCT
55
SacHr
66
F
BC
50
Syr
76
F
Samf
63
ETSU
88
F
Tuls
65
ECU
49
F
Mia-FL
63
NCSU
80
F
GMas
67
GrgWas
73
F
Ford
56
Duques
58
F(OT)
Bry
67
(N/A)
71
F
Vermt
72
Bingha
53
F
Woff
59
Chat
72
F
LongI
69
StFNY
66
F
UMass
61
StBon
74
F
Ind
50
Rut
59
F
Albany
76
UNH
73
F(OT)
VMI
62
Mercer
73
F
UMassL
98
Maine
104
F(OT)
Navy
88
Leh
83
F
Evans
42
IndSt
65
F
Stony
65
Hartfo
68
F
Tenn
63
UGA
80
F
WCU
79
Furm
83
F
StPet
51
Fairf
61
F
UNCG
79
Citad
69
F
Buck
60
Amer
61
F
InWor
56
McNee
72
F
URI
71
StJos
61
F
Tex
76
OkSt
64
F
Xav
65
Marq
85
F
N DA
66
SDSt
87
F
SDak
70
NDSt
72
F
SFA
77
CenAR
76
F
Brad
91
MOSt
78
F
TXAMC
56
SeLA
62
F
Valpa
78
NrthIA
88
F
NWSt
73
Nich
72
F
SamH
80
Lamar
75
F(OT)
NOrl
106
HBU
98
F
ND
78
GaTec
74
F
Vand
55
Ark
75
F
StJon
58
Prov
63
F
SMU
62
Hou
71
F
TexSA
77
UTEP
80
F(OT)
NM
72
ColSt
105
F
Bois
78
AF
85
F
PSU
69
Minn
75
F
UCIrv
74
CS-Ful
61
F
Stan
74
UCLA
59
F
SJSU
87
UNLV
98
F
Army
HolyC
PPD

Jan 15, 2020, 7:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Tennessee (10-6)

28

35

63

Georgia (11-5)

47

33

80

Edwards, Hammonds lead Georgia to 80-63 rout of Tennessee
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:50 PM

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Georgia's older players were motivated by what happened a year ago in Knoxville.

Anthony Edwards was ticked off about a more recent game.

Bouncing back from a disappointing performance last weekend, Edwards scored 20 of his 26 points in the first half, pushing Georgia to a big lead that carried the Bulldogs to an 80-63 victory over Tennessee on Wednesday night.

Edwards headed to the gym for a couple of late-night shooting sessions after an 82-60 loss at Auburn.

The extra work sure paid off.

"He's got a lot of pride," Georgia coach Tom Crean said. "He didn't like the way he played the other day."

After a brutal three-game stretch against ranked teams, Georgia (11-5, 1-2 Southeastern Conference) romped past the Volunteers.

This one felt especially good after what happened last January in Knoxville.

Tennessee embarrassed the Bulldogs 96-50, sending Georgia to a dismal 2-16 mark in SEC play.

"That was my worst loss ever in my life," said junior Rayshaun Hammonds, who added 21 points. "No matter what, I wanted to get this win."

Tennessee (10-6, 2-2) showed a bit of life with a 9-0 run in the opening minutes, but the Bulldogs dominated the rest of the way.

"I'm disappointed in about everything you can be disappointed in," coach Rick Barnes said. "I didn't think we had a competitive, fighting spirit at all."

With Edwards hitting from all over the court, Georgia built a 47-28 lead that essentially settled this one by halftime.

Late in the opening period, Edwards drove right down the lane for a two-handed dunk that brought the crowd at Stegeman Coliseum to its feet. He had them yelling even louder when a nifty between-the-legs, step-back move at the top of the key freed him up for a 3-pointer that made it 47-25.

Edwards grabbed at the "Georgia" written across the front of his jersey and waved his arms to rev up the student section.

"I love the crowd," Edwards said. "Every chance I get, I try to celebrate with them."

Hammonds connected on back-to-back 3s that suddenly pushed the lead into double figures at 32-19.

Jordan Bowden led Tennessee with 12 points and Josiah-Jordan James added 11.

Barnes said his team must get better play from its guards, and really needs to step up its intensity at the defensive end.

"We just didn't put up the fight we normally do," he said.

INJURY REPORT

Georgia's victory was marred by the loss of Sahvir Wheeler.

The freshman guard left the game midway through the second half with what appeared to be a right ankle injury.

"He'll rehab tonight and we'll be 24/7 with him," Crean said.

It's not known how long Wheeler might be out.

TENNESSEE NEWCOMER

Uros Plavsic played his first game for the Volunteers after being declared eligible by the NCAA.

He wasn't much of a factor in 17 minutes, scoring five points and grabbing three rebounds.

But Barnes was encouraged by the performance - especially since it was the first game Plavsic has played in a year and a half. He was redshirted last season at Arizona State.

The 7-foot transfer was initially denied a waiver allowing him to play this season.

After appealing the decision, Tennessee announced Tuesday that an NCAA committee had restored Plavsic's eligibility, effective immediately.

"I was shocked," Plavsic said. "I am not going to lie. I was about to cry."

BIG PICTURE

Tennessee: The Vols' first six shots were from beyond the arc. They probably should have been working a little closer to the basket, finishing just 6 of 26 from 3-point range. ... Bowden picked up his third foul in the opening minute of the second half but was able to make it the rest of the way.

Georgia: Three freshmen - Edwards, Wheeler and Toumani Camara - started for the second game in a row. Camara had eights points, while Wheeler managed five before he went down. ... Edwards made 7 of 8 free throws after going 4 of 11 at the line in last weekend's loss to Auburn. ... The Bulldogs matched their win total from Crean's first season, when they went 11-21. ... Former Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford was among the near-sellout crowd.

UP NEXT

Tennessee: Faces state rival Vanderbilt in Nashville on Saturday.

Georgia: Travels to Mississippi State on Saturday for the first of two straight SEC road games.

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Leaders

Tennessee PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Bowden 12 0 1 3 1 0
J. James 11 0 3 4 2 0
Georgia PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Edwards 26 0 3 6 0 0
R. Hammonds 21 0 0 5 1 0

Team Comparison

Tenn UGA
Points For 63 80
Field Goals 24/60-40% 27/57-47%
Three Pointers 6/26-23% 10/23-43%
Free Throws 9/12-75% 16/21-76%
Offensive Rebounds 11 10
Defensive Rebounds 23 27
Rebounds 37 43
Blocks 3 1
Steals 4 9
Turnovers 10 10
Personal Fouls 18 13
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - UGA Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Jan 15 Tenn 63 @ UGA 80 D. Gaines 2 C. Brown 2

Game Information

Stadium: Stegeman Coliseum, Athens, Georgia
Attendance: 10,313
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