Losing Streak Continues for Dawgs

KNOXVILLE - Tennessee placed five scorers in double figures led by Tyler Smith with 15 points as the Vols cruised to a 79-48 win over Georgia Wednesday at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Tennessee (15-9, 6-3 SEC) forced 29 Georgia turnovers and recorded 25 assists in handing the Bulldogs (9-15, 0-9) their 11th straight loss.

"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."

The Bulldogs were led by freshman Trey Thompkins with 10 points and seven rebounds and Travis Leslie, who came off the bench to score eight points and grab seven boards.

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.

Wayne Chism scored 13 points for Tennessee while Scotty Hopson added 11.

Georgia plays host to Florida Saturday at 3:30 p.m. The game will be televised by ABC.

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