The No. 7 Tennessee Volunteers were in the No. 1 spot in the AP Poll just a couple of short weeks ago, but things have changed.
Losses at Kentucky and at LSU were not bad, per se, as both were top-15 teams at the time. However, the Vols managed to get back in the win column on Wednesday night at Ole Miss — a team that has been playing well lately.
That win came in controversial fashion, though, as the Vols clinched the victory on a shot by star F Grant Williams that Ole Miss coach Kermit Davis clearly thought was a travel. He then took issue with a charging foul called on Ole Miss’s final shot. As you can see below, Davis was not happy with the call, earning a technical foul for throwing his suit jacket:
Kermit Davis got full value out of this technical foul pic.twitter.com/Ule3EwnQY1
— Eric Fawcett (@Efawcett7) February 28, 2019
Here’s the play from Williams that clinched the win:
BIG. GRANT. WILLIAMS.
AND BIG. ADMIRAL. SCHOFIELD. pic.twitter.com/8uogJ5lT3H
— Rocky Top Insider (@rockytopinsider) February 28, 2019
The Vols held on for the win and stay tied with LSU and Kentucky atop the SEC regular-season standings with three games remaining.
Meanwhile, the Rebels can still earn a top-four seed in the SEC Tournament if they take care of business moving forward.