The bad news: Georgia has lost seven of its past 10 games.
The good news: Georgia is coming off of a win against Florida, which gave the program its first season-sweep over the Gators since the 1996-97 season.
While the Bulldogs have endured a slump for a little over a month, perhaps the Florida win will boost their confidence heading into a tough game against No. 18 Tennessee. The Volunteers have been one of the biggest surprises in the entire country, considering they were picked to finished 13th in the SEC at SEC Media Day.
Instead, Tennessee has proven to be one of the SEC's best in head coach Rick Barnes' third season with the program. Georgia head coach Mark Fox sang Barnes' praises during a media availability Friday afternoon.
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"Coach Barnes is a terrific coach," Fox said. "He obviously inherited a program that's obviously had lots of success and he's done a tremendous job. He's an outstanding job and they've got great interest. He's really put together a nice team."
If Georgia (14-11, 5-8 SEC) can upset Tennessee (19-6, 9-4) Saturday, it just might be able to put itself back in the NCAA Tournament bubble conversation.
Matchup: No. 18 Tennessee at Georgia
Where: Stegeman Coliseum
When: 6 p.m.
How to watch
TV: SEC Network (Dave Neal, Barry Booker)
How to listen
Local radio: Macon -- 106.3 FM; Columbus -- 1460 AM/100.1 FM; Athens -- 960 AM/106.1 FM; Atlanta -- 750 AM/95.5 FM (Scott Howard, Chuck Dowdle)
Satellite radio: Sirius 137, XM 190
Internet radio stream:Georgia Dogs website.
How to stream
Tennessee is a 2.5-point favorite.
Last time out
Georgia defeated Florida 72-69 in overtime Wednesday after rallying from six points down with less than 20 seconds remaining in the game. Tennessee defeated South Carolina 70-67 Tuesday after holding off a late Gamecocks surge.
Projected starting lineups
Georgia: G Turtle Jackson, G Juwan Parker, F Rayshaun Hammonds, F Yante Maten, F Derek Ogbeide
Tennessee: G Jordan Bone, G Jordan Bowden, F Admiral Schofield, F Kyle Alexander, F Grant Williams