News 12 @ 6 Saturday Feb. 16, 2008
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Chris Lofton scored 19 of his 22 points in
the second half and Number Four Tennessee held on for a 74-71 win
over Georgia this afternoon.
Wayne Chism had 16 points and Tyler Smith added 12 points and
ten rebounds as the Vols stretched their winning streak to seven.
Lofton was 1-of-6 from three-point range before halftime, but
the senior hit five threes in the second half, pushing his
Southeastern Conference-record total to 398.
Tennessee (23-2, 10-1) has won eight straight in the series with
Georgia (12-11, 3-7), including a sweep of this season's two games.
Sundiatta Gaines led Georgia with 23 points, nine rebounds and
eight assists. Terrance Woodbury added 14 points but missed two
three-pointers in the final minute.
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