Feb. 6, 2013
TENNESSEE TIDBITS Despite the loss, Tennessee still leads the series, 93-54
Tennessee also still has a 55-15 advantage in Knoxville
Georgia's improved its win-streak to four games
The Vols fell just for the second time in the last 12 meetings with Georgia in Knoxville.
Tennessee falls to 9-3 at home this season
Today's attendance was 14,876
FOR STARTERS Tonight's starters include G Armani Moore, G Josh Richardson, G Jordan McRae, F Jarnell Stokes and F Kenny Hall.
Tonight's game marks the fourth time this season that the starting lineup included a freshman.
The Vols are now 2-2 with that line-up in place.
BIG PLAY MCRAE Jordan McRae scored in double-figures for the team-leading 15th time this season with his 17-point performance against Georgia.
McRae notched double-figures in seven-straight games, including five 20+ point outings, but had just 13 combined points in his last two games before tonight's 17 point effort.
McRae was the first Vol to hit double-figures scoring 10 of the Vols' 26 first half points.
He led the Vols in scoring for the eighth time this season.
DOUBLE-DOUBLE STOKES With his 16-point, 11-rebound effort tonight, Jarnell Stokes recorded his fourth-straight double-double and his eighth of the season.
With the eighth double-double of the season tonight, Stokes became the sixth Vol to achieve the feat and the first since Jeronne Maymon tallied nine last season.
Stokes' eight double-doubles also ties for second in the SEC (Johnny O'Bryant III, LSU) this season and ranks just one behind Murphy Holloway of Ole Miss
VOLS TRENDING The Vols are now 8-4 this season when they attempt more free-throws than their opponent
UT is 8-3 when Jarnell Stokes scores at least 12 points.
Tennessee is 3-2 in Stokes' career when he makes at least six free-throws
TAKING CHARGE The Vols entered the game with Georgia averaging 1.8 charges drawn/game. Against the Bulldogs, the Vols drew two.
Yemi Makanjuola notched his team leading 10th drawn charge and 17th of his career at the beginning of the first half.
Nearing the end of the game, Kenny Hall drew a charge with 5:45 left and the Vols down 51-54. It was his ninth of the season.
Tennessee has drawn 37 charges this season.
UNUSUAL BEHIND THE ARC The Vols allowed 11-of-20 shooting from three-point land tonight, the most any opponent has registered against the Vols this season.
UMass had the previous season high of nine 3-pointers notched back on No. 18, 2012.
The 11 3-pointers are also the most made by the Dawgs this season. Their previous high was 10 against Missouri on Jan. 16, 2013.
Entering tonight's game the Vols held their opponents to a .304 shooting percentage from beyond the arc, tonight the Dawgs shot 55.0 percent.
KEEPING IT UNDER 70 Despite the loss, the Vols held the Bulldogs to under 70 points, the 17th opponent (of 21) to be held under 70 points this season.
NOTCHING OVER 24 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's 24 points against the Vols was just the eighth time in the Cuonzo Martin era that an opponent tallied 24+ points individually against the Vols.
He became the fourth player to notch the feat in the 2012-13 season joining Marshall Henderson, Ole Miss (twice, 32 and 28 points) and B.J. Young, Arkansas (25).
UP NEXT The Vols will hit the road for their next two games, the Vols play at South Carolina Sunday night at 1 p.m. on FSN followed by a Tuesday contest at Vanderbilt on the SEC Network.