March 2, 2013
The streak ends in Athens
ATHENS, Ga. -- Tennessee (17-11, 9-7) saw its six game win streak come to a grinding halt this afternoon, dropping a 78-68 decision at Georgia (14-15, 8-8). The win gives the Bulldogs a season sweep in the series, and casts some serious doubts on Tennessee's ability to grab an NCAA tournament bid.
The Vols bore little resemblance to the team that's been running roughshod through the SEC for the past month.
Other than Jordan McRae, who had a monster game with 35 points, the Vols looked flat and out of sorts for most of the afternoon.
McRae was able to singlehandedly keep the Vols in the contest for much of the afternoon, hitting 10-of-15 shots from the floor and a sizzling 8-of-11 from three-point range. But Kenny Hall, with 10 points off the bench, was the only other Volunteer in double figures on the day.
"Give Jordan credit, he made some tough shots. Some of them weren't really in the flow, but he was taking them and making them," Cuonzo Martin said after a frustrating loss. "I thought we were stagnant with some other guys though. There was a lot of standing around on offense, guys not cutting and executing like we need to, but those are things we can correct and we'll go back and do that."
One of the hallmarks of the Vols' play during the six game win streak was the consistent production they got from the trio of McRae, Trae Golden and Jarnell Stokes.
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