Tennessee made its 39th straight NCAA Tournament after the Vols finished the SEC Tournament with a win over Ole Miss and a loss to South Carolina.
Tennessee’s rushing attack helped pave the way for the Vols’ 31-27 victory in Columbia.
Tennessee’s 5-game winning streak against South Carolina was snapped in a last-second loss in Columbia.
The Vols rallied late to beat the Gamecocks in Thompson-Boling Arena for Tennessee’s first home win of the season.
Tennessee triumphed over South Carolina with 41-21.
Coach Pruitt talked about building off Tennessee’s recent success in Monday’s press conference.