Despite Hopson's heroics, Vols fall to Georgia, 69-63

Hopson scored a career high 32 points in the loss.

Tennessee's Scotty Hopson (32) shoots over Georgia's Jeremy Price (50) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011 in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Despite a career high 32 points from Scotty Hopson, Tennessee fell to Georgia 69-63 Saturday afternoon at Thompson-Boling Arena.

After Georgia (18-8, 7-5 Southeastern Conference) led by 15 points in the first half, the Volunteers cut the margin to 63-61 with 42 seconds left after Scotty Hopson pulled in a rebound off a missed free throw by Dustin Ware, drove to the 3-point line before hesitating and then drove all the way to the basket for an uncontested dunk.

Ware would be fouled twice more in the remaining time, and he hit all four of his free throws to seal the win. Price finished off the game with an icing dunk with 14 seconds left.

Tobias Harris hit one more banking layup for the Vols (16-11, 6-6) in between Ware's trips to the line, but it was their last basket as Hopson, who led the team with a career-high 32 points, later missed a 3.

Be sure to tune in to Sports Overtime at 6 pm for highlights and reaction from Saturday's game.


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