Georgia returns to Stegeman Coliseum on Saturday and will be looking to snap a two-game losing streak when they face Tennessee. The Bulldogs dropped a pair of road games in losses at South Carolina and Kentucky. They currently sit at 5-4 in SEC play and need to get things headed back in the right direction soon.
Georgia was without senior center Marcus Thornton for both of the recent losses as he continues to recover from a concussion that he suffered in last week's win over Vanderbilt. Thornton's status for Saturday is still unknown as he has yet to be cleared by Georgia's concussion protocol. Head coach Mark Fox was hopeful that Thornton could be cleared in time for Saturday's noon tip off.
The Bulldogs put up a good effort in Tuesday's loss at Kentucky. Freshman Yante Maten finished with a career-high 13 points and nine rebounds. The Bulldogs couldn't overcome another poor shooting effort from Charles Mann and Kenny Gaines who combined for 12 points on just 3-19 shooting. Gaines is just 4-25 from the field over the last two games.
Tennessee comes to Athens with a 13-8 record and tied with the Bulldogs with a 5-4 mark in the SEC. The Volunteers have lost three of their last four games and is coming off of a 71-66 home loss to Mississippi State on Tuesday.
Tennessee is led by senior guard Josh Richardson who is averaging 16.2 points per game this season. Richardson poured in 30 points on 11-19 shooting in Tuesday's loss to Mississippi State.
Game Date/Time: Saturday, February 7, 12 p.m. ET
Location: Stegeman Coliseum, Athens, Georgia
Radio: Bulldogs Radio Network