ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Brian Williams somehow managed to put back a buzzer-beater as he was falling down, giving Tennessee a 59-57 victory over Georgia on Tuesday night.
Playing without suspended coach Bruce Pearl, the Volunteers (12-6, 2-2 Southeastern Conference) pulled out a wild win after Tobias Harris put up an airball on a 3-pointer from the corner.
With overtime looming and the clock nearly at zero, Williams went up for the ball with Georgia's Chris Barnes, muscled it away and threw in a shot just before the buzzer. The officials checked the replay to confirm that it was good, stunning the sellout crowd while Tennessee whooped it up on the way to the locker room.
Georgia (13-4, 2-2) lost at home for the first time this season, stumbling after a 26-point win at Mississippi last weekend.
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