It’s officially March, and college basketball is certainly getting more exciting.
The Tennessee Volunteers defeated the Georgia Bulldogs 66-61 Saturday night, and with the win, the Vols joined Auburn as co-SEC regular season champions. The Tigers, however, are the SEC tournament’s No. 1 seed. Auburn beat Tennessee earlier this year 94-84.
Tennessee’s Admiral Schofield and Grant Williams led the Vols in scoring. Schofield scored 23 points while Williams scored 22 points. Georgia had three players in double figures: Yante Maten, Rayshaun Hammonds and William Jackson II.
Tennessee had a sluggish first half, but the Vols outscored the Dawgs 32-19 in the second half to help seal the win.
The job Rick Barnes has done this season has been nothing short of incredible. Under Barnes, Tennessee won 15 games in 2015-16 and 16 games in 2016-17; however, this season, Tennessee has won 23 games.
Georgia, on the other hand, finished the regular season 16-14 overall and 7-11 in conference, and the heat just may turn up on head coach Mark Fox.
The SEC tournament starts Thursday, March 8.
— Southeastern Conference (@SEC) March 4, 2018