The Auburn Tigers have been up and down all year, but now they’ll enter the SEC Tournament on a four-game winning streak after taking down No. 5 Tennessee on Saturday.

The Tigers trailed at halftime, but managed to come back and beat the Vols 84-80 with an outstanding second-half effort on Senior Day.

Understandably, head coach Bruce Pearl was excited for his players, and his energy was high in his postgame press conference. Here’s what he had to say about his team’s huge regular-season finale:

On the talent of the Vols:

On Chuma Okeke’s 22-point game:

On the Vols still being a dangerous team:

On the Tigers’ senior class:

On the atmosphere in Auburn Arena:

The Tigers are still waiting to see where they’ll be seeded in next week’s SEC Tournament. However, wherever they end up, they’re a team no one wants to see in Nashville.