As of Wednesday, February 6, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 24 points, including back-to-back baskets inside the final 90 seconds, to help the visiting Georgia Bulldogs beat Tennessee 68-62 for their fourth in a row Wednesday.
Caldwell-Pope's drive in the lane with 1:34 remaining gave Georgia (11-11, 5-4 SEC) a 63-58 advantage. The SEC's second-leading scorer drained a 3-pointer from the top of the key on the next possession that pushed the Bulldogs' lead to 66-58.
Jordan McRae scored 17 points for Tennessee (11-10, 3-6). Jarnell Stokes recorded his fourth consecutive double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds.
Kenny Gaines came off the bench to score a career-high 12 points for Georgia while Vincent Williams added 10 points.
Georgia led 35-26 at halftime and held an eight-point advantage in the early moments of the second half.
Tennessee played its way back into the game, using an 11-3 surge to tie the score at 43 on McRae's three-point play with 13:28 remaining.
Notes: Georgia's four-game winning streak is its longest in SEC play since 2003. ... Tennessee played without point guard Trae Golden, who missed his second consecutive game with a strained right hamstring. ... The Bulldogs drilled a season-high 11 3-pointers, five of which came from Caldwell-Pope, who shot 5-of-7 beyond the arc.