• Tennessee represents the first of the five "return" games for Georgia against SEC East brethren. These two teams met for the first time this season Jan. 11 in Knoxville, a game won by the Volunteers, 89-76.
• In order for the Bulldogs to sustain their candidacy for a post-season bid of any kind, they desperately need to start posting so-called "quality wins." Georgia has just one win against a team (Western Ky.) with an RPI currently higher than its own. And of the seven games left in the regular season, just three such opportunities remain: vs. Tennessee, at Kentucky and at Florida.
In addition, the Dogs are also 0-2 in their only games against the Top 25 (Nevada, Florida).
Georgia - Tennessee Series
• Today's game is the 134th all-time meeting between these two schools in basketball. Tennessee leads the series, which began in 1913, by an 81-52 count.
Two of Georgia's victories (2002, 2003) were later vacated because of NCAA sanctions.
• The home team has a decided advantage in this series. Georgia is 15-5 over the past 20 games in Athens, while Tennessee has won eight of the past nine meetings in Knoxville, including the two teams' first meeting this season by an 89-76 count.
• The last time Tennessee brought a Top 25 team to Athens was in 2001, when the Bulldogs upended the sixth-rated Vols 77-75 in double OT.