|Georgia||K Caldwell-Pope 17.5||K Caldwell-Pope 6.6||C Mann 3.0|
|Tennessee||J McRae 13.9||J Stokes 8.4||T Golden 3.9|
On Wednesday, Tennessee hosts Georgia at Thompson-Boling Arena. The game gets underway at 8:00 EST and you can see it on SEC Network. The Volunteers are 5-3 against the Bulldogs over the last four years. The last time they met (2/4/2012) they won 73-62.
Tennessee is in 8th place in the conference and just behind 7th place Georgia with a chance to close in.
The Volunteers were defeated by Arkansas 73-60 on February 2nd despite 18 points and 10 rebounds from Jarnell Stokes. He contributes a team-high 8.4 rebounds per game and 1.0 blocks per game. For the Bulldogs, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope finished with 19 points and 7 rebounds in the 67-56 win over South Carolina on February 2nd. He puts up a team-leading 17.5 points per game, 6.6 rebounds per game, and 2.3 steals per game.
- We beat real teams. Tennessee has more wins against the RPI Top 50 than Georgia this season (2 vs 0).
- Even computers respect Tennessee more. We have a better RPI this season than Georgia (RPI: #80 vs #130).
- We win when it counts, too. Tennessee has more NCAA Tournament wins over the last 10 years than Georgia (8 vs 0).
- Tennessee players are more experienced than Georgia players (10,263 minutes played vs 9,910 minutes played).
- The Tennessee rebounding leader (Jarnell Stokes) has more rebounds than the Georgia rebounding leader (Kentavious Caldwell-Pope).
- Trae Golden is ranked 5th in the SEC in assists.
- Tennessee takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Georgia (6 vs 2).
- Jarnell Stokes is ranked 4th in the SEC in rebounds.
- At least you keep showing up. Tennessee has an average margin of victory of 10 over Georgia in 35 wins since 1980.
- Tennessee waxed Georgia by 11 points the last time they played (Feb 04, 2012).
- We just win. Tennessee has more wins over the last 5 years than Georgia (129 vs 89).