The Volunteers were unable to take advantage of their first conference championship appearance in nearly a decade.
Tennessee will advance to its first conference championship in nearly a decade after beating Arkansas.
The Volunteers advanced to the semifinals of the tournament for the first time since 2014 with a win over the Bulldogs.
The Volunteers look for their fifth-straight win as they face the Bulldogs to start the tournament.
The Volunteers look to build upon their recent success in the SEC Tournament this weekend.
Head coach Rick Barnes and multiple Volunteers basketball players dominated the SEC postseason awards on Tuesday.