Originally created 02/10/00

Vols top Bulldogs to notch 20th win



KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tony Harris scored 21 points to lead No. 8 Tennessee to a 110-83 victory over Georgia Wednesday.

With the victory, Tennessee (20-3, 8-2 SEC) reached the 20-win plateau faster than any other squad in school history.

Georgia (9-14, 2-8), which led most of the first half, jumped to an early 8-0 lead. Anthony Evans' basket with 6:45 left in the half gave the Bulldogs a 26-23 lead.

The Vols turned up the defensive pressure and outscored the Bulldogs 21-12 over the rest of the half. Vincent Yarbrough scored eight points over three minutes, including a tip-in at the buzzer, that gave the Vols' their 44-38 halftime lead.

The Vols kept the momentum in the second half as they extended their lead to 59-44 following Harris' 3-pointer with 15:44 left.

On the strength of eight 3-pointers in the half, the Vols sealed the win, getting their highest point output of the season.

Four other Vols scored in double-figures. Yarbrough finished with 19 points, C.J. Black contributed 16 and Ron Slay added 12. Terrence Woods, who was 3-of-3 on 3-pointers, chipped in 11.

D.A. Layne scored a career-high 30 points to lead Georgia, while Shon Coleman had 25 points and 15 rebounds.