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Vol Hoops Central: Georgia



Feb. 4, 2013


TENNESSEE VS. GEORGIA
Feb. 6, 2013   |   8 p.m. ET
Thompson-Boling Arena   |   Knoxville, Tenn.

GAME PREVIEW: GEORGIA
  • Tennessee currently ranks seventh in the country in average home attendance (16,850).
  • According to the Sagarin Ratings, Tennessee's "Strength of Schedule" is No. 20 nationally. The Vols currently occupy the No. 68 spot in the Sagarin RPI ratings.
  • In SEC play, Tennessee's +4.5 rebounding margin is third-best in the conference. However, UT's -3.6 turnover margin in league play ranks 12th in the SEC.
  • In SEC play, Jordan McRae ranks third in the league in scoring (17.3 ppg) and fifth in field-goal percentage (.430).


  • In SEC play, Jarnell Stokes ranks tied for second in the league in rebounding (9.6 rpg). He leads the league with 4.0 offensive rebounds per game.
  • Stokes has three straight double-doubles and has logged a double-double in four of our last five games (he has seven on the year).
  • In SEC play, Armani Moore ranks 14th in the league in rebounding (5.6 rpg).
  • Senior forward Kenny Hall is coming off one of his best games of the year; he had a season-high 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting Saturday at Arkansas.

GEORGIA NOTES
  • Tennessee has won 15 of its last 19 games against Georgia and also has triumphed in 10 of its last 11 home games vs. the Bulldogs.
  • Tennessee's roster includes four players from the state of Georgia: Trae Golden (Powder Springs), Kenny Hall (Stone Mountain), Jordan McRae (Midway) and Armani Moore (Kennesaw)
  • The four Georgia natives on UT's roster account for 49.5 percent of the team's scoring, 64.9 percent of the club's assists and 35.2 percent of the squad's rebounding.
  • Georgia has won three straight games and four of its last five.


  • Sophomore UGA guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope averages 17.6 ppg in SEC games (second in the league) and is shooting .505 in league play (third in the SEC).
  • Georgia is very offensively efficient in SEC play. As a team, UGA shoots .435 from the field (4th) and .373 from 3-point range (3rd).
  • The Bulldogs also limit their SEC opponents to .411 shooting, which is the third-best field-goal percentage defense in the conference.

MEMORABLE VOL PERFORMANCES AGAINST THE BULLDOGS
  • Austin "Red" Robbins had what may have been the best performance in UT history at the time with 35 points and 20 rebounds on Feb. 7, 1966, as UT routed Georgia 100-71 at old Armory-Fieldhouse in Knoxville.
  • Bernard King made 18 field goals at Georgia on Feb. 1, 1975. King had 42 points and 18 rebounds in that 105-69 Vol victory.


  • The 12,666 paying customers who packed UT's Stokely Athletics Center on Feb. 10, 1979, got their money's worth, as Ellenwood, Ga., native Reggie Johnson totaled 36 points and 13 rebounds, playing every minute of a three-overtime thriller as UT topped Georgia 87-81. Terry Crosby also played all 55 minutes, adding 21 points
  • Future NBA Lottery Pick Marcus Haislip paced the Vols with 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Vincent Yarbrough added 17 points as UT outscored the 16th-ranked Dawgs 11-3 in overtime to take a 71-63 win in Knoxville on March 2, 2002.

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