NASHVILLE (WATE) – In the end, Tennessee’s late-season woes came back to bite them again. The Vols (16-16, 8-11 SEC) were unable to slip past Georgia Thursday in the SEC Tournament, falling to the Bulldogs 59 to 57.
It was their sixth loss in their last eight games, a stretch that saw Tennessee’s tenuous position as an NCAA Tournament team waver on the bubble and finally burst.
The Vols were unable to maintain the momentum of a competitive first half which saw them grab a late lead and carry it into the break 27-26.
Tennessee is all but assured of missing the NCAA Tournament for the third straight season. They’ll likely earn a National Invitational Tournament bid next week.