Georgia's four-game winning streak comes to an end after a 67-48 loss in Knoxville to the Volunteers. The loss drops the Bulldogs to 8-5 in conference play. They maintain their hold on third place but see their lead dwindle to just one game over Tennessee and Ole Miss.
Georgia battled early with the lead flip flopping back and forth between the two teams. J.J. Frazier knotted the score at 28-28 with a bucket with 3:29 remaining. The Bulldogs would go scoreless for the remainder of the half with Tennessee taking a 34-28 lead into the intermission.
The offensive struggles continued for the Bulldogs as they were outscored 33-20 in the second half. Antonio Barton put the Volunteers up 48-38 with a three pointer with 11:18 remaining. The lead would grow to as many as 19 as the Bulldogs simply ran out of gas.
Jarnell Stokes led Tennessee with a double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds. Barton connected on 4-7 three point attempts to finish with 12 points. Jordan McRae chipped in 11 while Josh Richardson also finished in double figures with 10.
The Volunteers made 47 percent of their field goal attempts and went 6-17 from three-point range.
Kenny Gaines led Georgia with 13 points while freshman J.J. Frazier finished with a career-high 12. Brandon Morris added eight but Charles Mann was held to five points and three assists on 2-6 shooting.
The Bulldogs shot just 34 percent for the game and fell to 0-8 when out rebounded by the opposition. Tennessee finished with a 37-30 edge on the boards.
Georgia will look to get back on track on Saturday when they travel to Columbia to take on South Carolina.