KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Zacai Ziegler had 11 points and seven assists as No. 4 Tennessee held their 10th opponent under 50 points as the Volunteers edged Georgia 70-41 Wednesday night. I went down with
Awaka Tobe came on as a substitute and scored 10 points. Santiago Vescobi had 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 steals for 8 points, giving Tennessee (17-3, 7-1 Southeastern Conference) a home win since Kentucky stopped his 25-game winning streak. won his first victory. 1 week ago.
The Bulldogs (13-7, 3-4) shot just 29% from the field, but Terry Roberts led the way with 11 points.
Tennessee’s 22-6 run at the start of the second half turned an interesting game into a rout.
Georgia’s top scorer Roberts scored just two points as the halftime buzzer rang to give Tennessee a 35-22 lead at the break.
It’s the 301st week in the AP Top 25 for Tennessee head coach Rick Burns’ team in his 36-year career, 85 of which have been with the Vols. …Tennessee moved up five spots this week to No. 4.
GA: Bulldogs coach Mike White can celebrate in person his brother Danny’s contract extension as Tennessee Athletic Director (starting at $2.2 million for a six-year term) announced Wednesday. … After winning only one SEC a year ago, the Bulldogs have already won three. Roberts has seen his spike in scoring five or more points in one game this season since the SEC campaign began. He averages just under 20 points in the league.
Tennessee: The Vols have been playing around with a new line-up lately. Point guard Ziegler was off the bench, as was Josiah He Jordan He James. Tyreke Key and Uros Plavsic moved to the bench. … Injuries and illnesses plague the Vols. In 13 games he missed at least one regular rotation player.
Georgia: After Vanderbilt snapped a 10-game home win streak last week, the Bulldogs will try to start another streak against South Carolina on Saturday night.
Tennessee: The Vols will take a break from conference play to host Texas in the SEC-Big 12 Challenge on Saturday night.