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Golden scores 16 as Tennessee beats Georgia

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Trae Golden came off the bench for the first time this season and scored 16 points to lead Tennessee in a 73-62 win against Georgia on Saturday night.

After a back-and-forth first half, the Bulldogs held a 41-34 lead with 14:25 to play when Jordan McRae hit a 3-pointer for Tennessee. Golden sank a 3 on the next possession, and Kenny Hall followed with a pair of free throws to put the Volunteers ahead for good.

The Vols (11-12, 3-5 Southeastern Conference) used a 10-2 run to pad their lead. The Bulldogs pulled within six points in the final minute, but Tennessee went 10 for 11 from the free-throw line during the stretch.

Georgia coach Mark Fox was assessed a technical foul while arguing a call with 19 seconds left and was ejected after continuing to rant.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope led the Bulldogs (10-12, 1-7) with 16 points.