The Vols defeated the Commodores for the second time this season, but this time Vanderbilt finished within striking distance when the final buzzer sounded.
The Wildcats snapped their three-game losing streak in Knoxville with efficient shooting in their win over the Vols.
Though they shot much better than Texas A&M, the Vols were vastly outrebounded by the Aggies in Tuesday’s loss.
The Vols, led by John Fulkerson, cruised to a 73-48 victory in Knoxville on Tuesday.
The Vols rallied late to beat the Gamecocks in Thompson-Boling Arena for Tennessee’s first home win of the season.
The Vols lost to the Tigers to open SEC play due to poor second half shooting.
Down two scores late, the Vols put together two touchdown drives, held the Hoosiers scoreless and executed and onside kick to defeat Indiana in Jacksonville.
Led by freshman Eric Gray, the Volunteers ran over the Commodores and came away with a 28-10 victory.
The Vols will face their in-state rival the Commodores for their final game of the regular season.
The Vols will face the Wildcats on Saturday in what may very well prove to be a key game for Tennessee’s bowl chances.