Tennessee falls at Georgia 80-63


Once again, Tennessee struggled to shoot the ball from the outside and didn’t play well defensively, falling at Georgia 80-63.

On another cold shooting night for the Vols, Tennessee (10-6, 2-2 SEC) had no answer for freshman Anthony Edwards, falling to Georgia 80-63 in Athens.

Edwards scored 20 points in the first half and finished with a game high 26. Meanwhile, the Vols struggled again offensively, shooting a dismal 40% from the field (24-60) and 23.2% from 3-point range (6-26).

It was the first time Tennessee allowed a team to score 80 points this season.

Jordan Bowden led the way with 12 points on 5-12 from the field. Josiah James finished with 11. No other Vols scored in double figures.

Yves Pons scored eight points and grabbed a game-high eight rebounds. Pons also recorded two blocked shots and has now recorded a block in 16 consecutive games.

Uros Plavsic made his Tennessee debut after sitting out the first 15 games. He first entered the game with 12:49 to go in the first half and scored five points on 2-of-6 shooting and had three rebounds in 17 minutes.

The Vols next play on Saturday at 6 p.m. against Vanderbilt in Nashville. SEC Network will have the broadcast.

Elsewhere in the SEC, South Carolina, a team Tennessee beat on Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena, upset Kentucky 81-78.

Comment on the game: The Official Tennessee @ Georgia Game Thread, 7:00 PM ET, ESPNU