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Yante Maten leads Georgia to upset of No. 18 Tennessee

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Tennessee coach Rick Barnes says the homestretch of the regular season is a time to either improve or lose ground.

Barnes said Georgia is improving. He wasn't as generous in his appraisal of his Volunteers.

Yante Maten scored 19 points and Georgia held off No. 18 Tennessee for a 73-62 victory Saturday night that denied the Volunteers an opportunity to pull within a game of the SEC lead.

''This time of year, if you're not getting better, you're getting worse,'' Barnes said. ''Georgia is better than they were two weeks ago. The question is are we going to get better?''

Derek Ogbeide had 16 points and 11 rebounds and Georgia (15-11, 6-8 Southeastern Conference) won its second straight in a late attempt to return to NCAA Tournament consideration.

Tennessee (19-7, 9-5) remained two games behind No. 10 Auburn, the SEC leader, which lost to South Carolina 84-75 on Saturday. The Vols, who have lost two of their last three, were outrebounded 40-33.

''We were just out-toughed,'' said Admiral Schofield, who had 11 points. ''We went out there and competed tonight, but when it mattered, we weren't there.''

Lamonte Turner led Tennessee with 14 points. Jordan Bowden had 13.

Georgia had been considered an NCAA bubble team before losing six of seven games, prompting coach Mark Fox to say some players had lost confidence. The Bulldogs still have more ground to make up in their final four regular season games, including a visit to Tennessee on March 3, but confidence should be restored following wins over Florida and Tennessee this week.

''This league is a monster,'' Fox said. ''You're going to have ups and downs and we had a couple of games where we didn't play well. They stuck together and just kept trying to get better and play the right way.''

Maten said players took an attitude of ''We're a good team, let's go prove it. That's what we focused on. We had to start a roll and try to get on a winning streak.''

Maten scored eight of his 19 points on free throws. Georgia outscored the Vols 27-10 at the free-throw line.

''Give them credit, they earned it, but at times we just didn't play that smart,'' Barnes said.

Tennessee's last lead was 6-5. Georgia briefly led by double figures at 38-28 before a 3-pointer by Schofield started the Vols' comeback.

A tip-in by Kyle Alexander cut the Georgia lead to 51-49, but the Vols couldn't take advantage of repeated opportunities to pull even.

BIG PICTURE

Tennessee: Foul trouble helped to limit Tennessee's Grant Williams to five points, 11 below his average. Williams made only one of eight shots from the field and was held to four rebounds.

Georgia: The Bulldogs continue to struggle with their backcourt play. Tennessee's man-to-man pressure had an immediate effect on Georgia's half-court offense as Georgia struggled to run plays. The Bulldogs' best success came when the guards were able to quickly pass to Maten, even if he wasn't near the basket.

POLL IMPLICATION

Losing two of its last three games could cause Tennessee to drop in the AP Top 25 .

HARD FALL

Schofield briefly left the game midway through the first half when he landed hard on the court after battling for a rebound. He appeared to hold his left arm to his chest when he walked to the bench, but he soon returned to the game.

CLOCKED

There were delays at the start of each half, each lasting several minutes, due to shot-clock malfunctions. The delays led to loud complaints from impatient fans.

TAKE A BOW

Two former Georgia standout guards were featured in promotions. J.J. Frazier bobblehead toys were given to fans, and Frazier was on hand to lead a pregame cheer. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, now with the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers, attended the game and given a tribute during a timeout.

UP NEXT

Tennessee: Hosts Florida on Wednesday night.

Georgia: Visits South Carolina on Wednesday night.

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Key Players
G. Williams
2 F
Y. Maten
1 F
34.2 Min. Per Game 34.2
19.5 Pts. Per Game 19.5
1.7 Ast. Per Game 1.7
8.7 Reb. Per Game 8.7
47.5 Field Goal % 47.3
13.6 Three Point % 33.8
74.8 Free Throw % 82.9
+ 1 Jordan Bone made 2nd of 2 free throws 14.0
+ 1 Jordan Bone made 1st of 2 free throws 14.0
  Personal foul on Tyree Crump 14.0
+ 1 Tyree Crump made 2nd of 2 free throws 20.0
+ 1 Tyree Crump made 1st of 2 free throws 20.0
  Personal foul on Jordan Bone 20.0
  Defensive rebound by Georgia 20.0
  Admiral Schofield missed 3-pt. jump shot 22.0
+ 1 Tyree Crump made 2nd of 2 free throws 29.0
  Tyree Crump missed 1st of 2 free throws 29.0
  Personal foul on Lamonte Turner 29.0
Team Stats
Points 62 73
Field Goals 22-63 (34.9%) 20-47 (42.6%)
3-Pointers 8-25 (32.0%) 6-14 (42.9%)
Free Throws 10-15 (66.7%) 27-38 (71.1%)
Total Rebounds 33 40
Offensive 12 11
Defensive 17 25
Team 4 4
Assists 12 10
Steals 5 4
Blocks 4 3
Turnovers 11 10
Fouls 27 15
Technicals 0 0
14 PTS, 3 REB, 2 AST
19 PTS, 5 REB
12T
away team logo 18 Tennessee 19-7 263662
home team logo Georgia 15-11 284573
Team Stats
away team logo 18 Tennessee 19-7 86.1 PPG 42.3 RPG 20.1 APG
home team logo Georgia 15-11 74.2 PPG 44.8 RPG 14.2 APG
Key Players
1
L. Turner G 10.5 PPG 2.4 RPG 2.4 APG 39.1 FG%
00
Y. Maten F PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
L. Turner G 14 PTS 3 REB 2 AST
Y. Maten F 19 PTS 5 REB 0 AST
34.9 FG% 42.6
32.0 3PT FG% 42.9
66.7 FT% 71.1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Bowden 13 2 0 4/11 2/7 3/5 4 36 0 0 1 0 2
A. Schofield 11 4 1 5/13 1/5 0/0 4 31 1 0 0 1 3
K. Alexander 10 13 0 5/7 0/0 0/0 3 27 2 1 3 6 7
G. Williams 5 4 0 1/8 0/0 3/6 5 25 1 3 2 3 1
J. Bone 4 0 7 1/5 0/1 2/2 2 19 0 0 0 0 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Bowden 13 2 0 4/11 2/7 3/5 4 36 0 0 1 0 2
A. Schofield 11 4 1 5/13 1/5 0/0 4 31 1 0 0 1 3
K. Alexander 10 13 0 5/7 0/0 0/0 3 27 2 1 3 6 7
G. Williams 5 4 0 1/8 0/0 3/6 5 25 1 3 2 3 1
J. Bone 4 0 7 1/5 0/1 2/2 2 19 0 0 0 0 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
L. Turner 14 3 2 4/12 4/8 2/2 5 26 0 0 1 1 2
J. Daniel III 3 2 2 1/5 1/4 0/0 1 20 1 0 3 1 1
J. Fulkerson 2 0 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 1 8 0 0 0 0 0
Y. Pons 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1
D. Walker Jr. 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 2 5 0 0 1 0 0
B. Woodson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Campbell - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Fleschman - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Darrington - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Z. Kent - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 62 29 12 22/63 8/25 10/15 27 200 5 4 11 12 17
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Y. Maten 19 5 0 5/14 1/2 8/12 2 30 0 1 1 1 4
J. Parker 10 7 0 2/5 1/1 5/6 2 31 2 0 3 3 4
W. Jackson II 10 0 4 3/7 2/6 2/2 1 32 2 0 1 0 0
N. Claxton 3 3 1 0/1 0/0 3/4 1 21 0 2 0 0 3
R. Hammonds 2 6 2 1/6 0/1 0/0 2 23 0 0 2 1 5
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Y. Maten 19 5 0 5/14 1/2 8/12 2 30 0 1 1 1 4
J. Parker 10 7 0 2/5 1/1 5/6 2 31 2 0 3 3 4
W. Jackson II 10 0 4 3/7 2/6 2/2 1 32 2 0 1 0 0
N. Claxton 3 3 1 0/1 0/0 3/4 1 21 0 2 0 0 3
R. Hammonds 2 6 2 1/6 0/1 0/0 2 23 0 0 2 1 5
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Ogbeide 16 11 0 6/7 0/0 4/7 3 27 0 0 0 5 6
T. Crump 11 2 2 2/5 2/4 5/7 3 22 0 0 2 0 2
P. Diatta 2 1 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 8 0 0 0 1 0
M. Edwards 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0
T. Hightower 0 1 1 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 4 0 0 0 0 1
C. Harrison - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. O'Neill - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Wilridge - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Harris - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Kante - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 73 36 10 20/47 6/14 27/38 15 200 4 3 10 11 25