"We weren't real competitive," said interim coach Pete Herrmann. "Tennessee was coming off a loss and they were determined they would be over-aggressive against us on the defensive end. We turned the ball over and got shaky with our competitiveness and it went backward from there. We didn't compete on the glass and we didn't stop them inside."
Tennessee outscored the Bulldogs 16-3 to start the game and led throughout. Georgia cut the lead to 23-15 at the 7:58 mark in the first half, but the Vols pushed the lead to 40-23 at halftime.
Georgia plays host to Florida Saturday at 3:30 p.m. The game will be televised by ABC.