By CHARLES ODUM
AP Sports Writer
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 25 points and Georgia recovered after losing an 11-point lead to beat Tennessee 78-68 on Saturday, ending the Vols' 6-game winning streak.
Tennessee (17-11, 9-7 Southeastern Conference) suffered its first loss since losing to the Bulldogs 68-62 in Knoxville on Feb. 6. Jordan McRae set career highs with eight 3-pointers and 35 points to lead the Vols before fouling out with about 1 minute remaining.
The Vols, who moved into NCAA tournament consideration with their longest winning streak of the season, were denied their first streak of 7 straight SEC wins since the 2008 season. Kenny Hall had 10 points but no other Tennessee player scored in double figures.
Charles Mann added 18 points for Georgia (14-15, 8-8), which took its first regular-season sweep of the Vols since 2001. Mann made 12 of 14 free throws. Georgia made 22 of 26 attempts overall.
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