The Tennessee Volunteers have lost three of their last four games and find themselves at 6-6 in conference play heading into Tuesday's game against Georgia.
Meanwhile, the Bulldogs have won their last four straight and are third in the SEC.
At the start of the season, Tennessee was expected to make the NCAA tournament. However, recent struggles by the Volunteers have those hopes in jeopardy.
Even so, head coach Cuonzo Martin says he isn't concerned about any added pressure.
“I just think as a coach, you just you just have to do your job. That's the bottom line,” Martin said Monday. “You don't consume yourself with the peripheral, whatever pressures, I mean, because I don't think anybody or anything could put more pressure on me than myself.”
Despite the difference in records, it's Tennessee who has a better shot at the tournament.
The Volunteers are 54th in the RPI that was released Monday while Georgia was 88th. Mock brackets have Tennessee in a play-in game with Georgia left out of the equation.
Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. Tuesday.