published Saturday, February 19th, 2011

UT loses to Georgia

KNOXVILLE – Scotty Hopson did everything he could to will his team to a victory on Saturday afternoon.

The Tennessee junior needed more help.

Hopson scored a career-high 32 points, but it wasn’t enough to overcome four Georgia players in double figures as the Bulldogs overcame blowing a 15-point first-half lead with a 69-63 win in Thompson-Boling Arena.

Jeremy Price led the Bulldogs (18-8, 7-5 Southeastern Conference) with 20 points on eight of nine shooting. Travis Leslie (15 points), Trey Thompkins (11 points, nine rebounds) and Dustin Ware (12 points, six of nine on free throws) helped Georgia get a crucial road win for its NCAA Tournament resume.

Tobias Harris, who scored 16 points on seven of 17 from the field, was the only other UT player in double figures. Hopson, who scored 27 in UT’s win at Pittsburgh in December, made 12 of 19 shots.

UT (16-11, 6-6) missed six free throws, made just four of 17 3-points and allowed Georgia to shoot 51 percent from the field.

Comments do not represent the opinions of the Chattanooga Times Free Press, nor does it review every comment. Profanities, slurs and libelous remarks are prohibited. For more information you can view our Terms & Conditions and/or Ethics policy.
please login to post a comment

videos »         

photos »         

e-edition »

advertisement
advertisement

Find a Business

400 East 11th St., Chattanooga, TN 37403
General Information (423) 756-6900
Copyright, Permissions, Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, Ethics policy - Copyright ©2014, Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc. All rights reserved.
This document may not be reprinted without the express written permission of Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc.