Despite a furious second-half comeback, Tennessee’s Final Four hopes fell short on Thursday in a 99-94 loss to Purdue in the Sweet Sixteen.
Tennessee lost to Auburn 84-80 on Saturday, dashing the Vols’ hopes of a second-consecutive SEC regular-season title. Can they still make the Final Four push that we’ve all come to expect?
No. 5 Tennessee used a Senior Night win over Mississippi State to finish 18-0 at home for the season. The win gives the Vols a chance at a second consecutive SEC regular season title.
Fueled by a career-high 27 points from Jordan Bone and a strong defense, No. 7 Tennessee took down fourth-ranked Kentucky in lopsided fashion on Saturday in Knoxville.
In the first-ever top-five matchup between No. 1 Tennessee and fifth-ranked Kentucky, the Vols fell to the Wildcats 86-69.
Despite just eight points from Grant Williams on Wednesday, No. 1 Tennessee used a versatile attack and suffocating defense to stifle South Carolina for the Vols’ 11th consecutive SEC victory.