The Tennessee Volunteers have been frustratingly inconsistent during SEC play. At times, they look like a Final Four team. At others, they look like one of the worst teams in the SEC.

On Tuesday night, the Vols went down to Oxford and suffered an ugly 52-50 loss to the Ole Miss Rebels.

After the game, coach Rick Barnes was at a loss for words. During his postgame press conference, here’s what he said about the unexpected loss:

On the Vols’ 16 turnovers:

On Ole Miss changing its defensive looks throughout the game:

On how everyone on the team struggled:

On John Fulkerson’s 8-point, 4-rebound effort:

The Vols are now 12-4 overall and 5-4 in SEC play. They’ll travel to Kentucky on Saturday in a game that suddenly looks a bit more difficult than it did entering Tuesday night’s action.

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