The Tennessee Volunteers will be looking to rebound from a tough midweek loss today, set to hit the road for a visit with the Georgia Bulldogs. The Vols started slow on Wednesday night against Mississippi State, but stormed back behind the effort of Zakai Zeigler and Dalton Knecht. However, they had no answers late for Tolu Smith, who ultimately won the game in the closing seconds to hand Tennessee their fourth loss of the year.
Now they get a suddenly hot Georgia team in the midst of a ten-game winning streak. The Bulldogs have opened 2-0 in SEC play, picking up wins over Missouri and Arkansas to start. They also picked up wins over Georgia Tech and Florida State during the streak.
“Obviously they’ve won 10 in a row, they’re off to a good start, shoot the ball well,” Rick Barnes said of Georgia. “I think they really have gelled in the fact that they know exactly how they want to play. A lot of one-on-one. Mike (White has) done a great job of putting them in position where they’re confident and know that they get into their offense quick. Any shot they see opening, they’re going to take it. And Mike’s a terrific coach and I’m not surprised at where he got the program right now.”
KenPom ranks Georgia as the 73rd best team in the country, while Tennessee checks in at 6th overall. The metric favors the Volunteers by seven points today. Per DraftKings Sportsbook, Tennessee is a 7.5 point favorite.
How to watch Tennessee vs. Georgia
Location: Athens, Georgia
Time: Noon ET
TV Channel: ESPN2
Streaming: Watch ESPN, ESPN App