Georgia coach Mark Fox continues to tinker with his lineup as he tries to find a way to boost the Bulldogs' slim NCAA Tournament hopes. As Mississippi State coach Ben Howland noticed, that tinkering hasn't affected the secure starting jobs of Yante Maten and J.J. Frazier. Maten scored 24 points
South Carolina's Sindarius Thornwell scored 28 points on Saturday night. Thornwell's big night and Chris Silva's 15 points helped South Carolina (20-5, 10-2 Southeastern Conference) bounce back from a 90-86 four-overtime loss to Alabama on Tuesday.
– Mississippi State enters Saturday's game with Tennessee looking to snap a two-game losing streak, while also avenging a 91-74 setback to the Volunteers in Knoxville back in January. Tip at Humphrey Coliseum is set for 2:30 p.m. on the SEC Network, and all fans are encouraged to wear Maroon. MSU