Georgia stays hot with 68-62 win over Tennessee

Georgia stays hot with 68-62 win over Tennessee
February 6, 2013, 10:14 pm
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Tennessee guard Jordan McRae (52) shoots as Georgia guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (1) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/The Knoxville News Sentinel, Adam Brimer)

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 24 points and led Georgia's 3-point shooting onslaught Wednesday night as the Bulldogs defeated Tennessee 68-62 to win for the fifth time in their last six games.

Georgia (11-11, 5-4 Southeastern Conference) shot 11 of 20 from 3-point range. Caldwell-Pope was 5 of 7 from beyond the arc.

Kenny Gaines added 12 points and Vincent Williams had 10 points for Georgia, which has won four straight conference games for the first time since 2003.

Jordan McRae scored 17 points and Jarnell Stokes had 16 points for Tennessee (11-10, 3-6), which never led all night. Stokes also had 11 rebounds for his fourth consecutive double-double.

Tennessee trailed by nine with less than eight minutes left before Stokes sparked a comeback that reduced the deficit to one. Caldwell-Pope hit a 3-pointer to end Tennessee's 7-0 run with 4:27 left, and the Bulldogs stayed ahead the rest of the way.