Kendall's Take: Dawgs travel to Tennessee

ATHENS - Josh Kendall breaks down Georgia's bastkeball game at Tennessee.

Time/place: Today, 7:30 p.m., Thompson-Boling Arena

Broadcast: No television

Records: Georgia is 10-4 overall, 0-1 SEC; Tennessee is 10-1 overall, 1-0 SEC

About Tennessee: The Volunteers have basically the same team they had last year under Buzz Peterson. "The biggest difference is the attitude," said South Carolina coach Dave Odom, whose team lost to Tennessee on Sunday. … Tennessee leads the SEC in offense (84 points per game) and is paced by Chris Lofton's 16.-point average. Lofton hits 48 percent of his 3-point attempts. "Chris Lofton is a remarkable shooter," Georgia coach Dennis Felton said. "If he's not the best shooter in the country, I'd like for you to show me who's better."

About Georgia: Freshman guard Billy Humphrey is back to nearly full strength after having his leg slammed in a car door last week. Humphrey wasn't expected to play Saturday against Florida, and team doctors actually worried for two days that he had compartment syndrome in his left leg because it swelled so much, Coach Dennis Felton said. Humphrey was sitting in his car with his legs out the door and on the ground when a girl at a party ran by the car and shoved the door shut, not knowing he was sitting in it, he said. "I wasn't even paying attention and the next thing I knew the door was shut on my leg," he said. Humphrey played against the Gators but scored just five points. … Backup guard Kevin Brophy is doubtful today due to a sprained foot suffered in the warm-ups for the Florida game.

Scouting report: The Vols are a more experienced and more talented version of the Bulldogs, a guard-heavy team that likes to press and run. Georgia will have to be careful not to get carried away and race themselves into a bad position. "We want to run on our terms, not their's," Felton said. The Bulldogs also need to be aware that the Volunteers will shoot the ball from anywhere on the floor and will make those shots more often than not. "The shots that they made against us were from a distance that you would not expect 10 out of 13 of them to go in, you just wouldn't, but that's what they made in the second half," Odom said. Tennessee plays feast or famine defense, forcing a league-high 20 turnovers per game but giving up an SEC-worst 46 percent shooting to its opponents.

Up next: Georgia at South Carolina, Saturday, 3 p.m.; Tennessee at LSU, Saturday, 8 p.m.

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