Tennessee, the third seed in the SEC Tournament, looks to begin its championship run on Friday night against Mississippi State.
In a fast-scoring slugfest, the Vols emerged victorious over the Rebels thanks to outstanding play from Grant Williams and Lamonte Turner.
Conference powers Tennessee and Kentucky are set to collide in primetime as the Vols seek their 20th straight win.
Top-ranked Tennessee survived an overtime effort from unranked Vanderbilt en route to the Vols’ 13th straight victory.
Tennessee has signed its SEC Coach of the Year, Rick Barnes, to a contract extension.
Some people associate wins in the NCAA Tournament as showing growth in the SEC this year, but luck has played a huge factor in that.