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, the third seed in the SEC Tournament, looks to begin its championship run on Friday night against Mississippi State.
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 a fast-scoring slugfest, the Vols emerged victorious over the Rebels thanks to outstanding play from Grant Williams and Lamonte Turner.