Tennessee (10-5, 2-1 SEC) travels to Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, Georgia on Tuesday to take on the Georgia Bulldogs (10-5, 0-2 SEC). It will be the first opportunity for Vol fans to get a look at Uros Plavsic, who was cleared and declared immediately eligible by the NCAA yesterday.
Georgia is a consensus 2.5-point favorite, according to OddsShark, and the over/under is 136 points. The sites score prediction model, however, predicts Tennessee winning 68.5 to 64.4.
Tennessee leads the all-time series with Georgia, 96-60, but the Vols haven’t won in Athens since 2011.
Game Time: Tuesday, January 15th at 7:00 pm Eastern Time
Where: Stegeman Coliseum, Athens, GA
Game Discussion: The Official Tennessee @ Georgia Game Thread
Online Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Vol Network – WNML 99.1 FM and 990 AM in Knoxville, or online.
What Rick Barnes said on Monday when asked what jumps out to him when it comes to Georgia’s basketball team.
“They get out in transition and score in transition. They really drive the ball hard. They are the second, third, fourth best offensive team in the league in terms of the numbers they put up. When they can run like they run and drive like they drive, our defense is going to have to be good. Not only one-on-one because they drive it. They drive it hard. We are going to help each other. We are going to rebound. We are going to continue to rebound better. And defensively, we expect them to do a lot of switching. I don’t think we have one guy to guard (Anthony) Edwards. I don’t think that. I don’t think anybody does. When he’s on, he is one of the toughest players to play in the country. We are going to have to, as a team, make sure we are locked in. We have to get back and we just have to get back (down the floor). You just can’t let them run the floor against you, because they are really lethal when they do that.”