Tennessee handled its business on Saturday.

Look up and down the college football scoreboard and you’ll see top-25 teams either barely hanging on or getting upset.

No. 2 Alabama held off Arkansas for a 3-point win. No. 3 Kansas edged West Virginia by 2 points. No. 6 Virginia lost. The 7th-ranked Arizona Wildcats lost on a halfcourt buzzer-beater. No. 8 Texas lost. The 13th-ranked Miami Hurricanes blew a 25-point lead and lost on a buzzer-beater. Creighton (No. 19), Iowa State (No. 23), and Texas A&M (No. 25) all lost.

It was chaos for just about everyone in the AP Top 25.

And then there was Tennessee.

Josiah-Jordan James returned after a 4-game absence to put up 18 points, Jahmai Mashack scored 14 points, Zakai Zeigler had 13 points and 11 assists, and Olivier Nkamhoua and Uros Plavsic scored 10 each as the Vols blew the doors off South Carolina for an 85-45 win at Thompson-Boling Arena.

A 22-4 run in the second half blew the game open and Tennessee ran away from the Gamecocks. It was the 12th time this season Tennessee held an opponent under 50 points.

It was also the 2nd time this season Tennessee beat South Carolina by 40. Coach Rick Barnes’ squad also beat South Carolina 85-42 back on Jan. 7.

In doing so, Tennessee became the first SEC team since 1954 to beat a conference opponent by 40-plus points multiple times.

The 11th-ranked Volunteers are 21-8 on the season and 10-6 in SEC play. They have 12 wins this season by at least 20 points and 4 by at least 40 points.

They have 2 games remaining before the SEC Tournament gets rolling. Arkansas comes to town next Tuesday (9 p.m. ET, ESPN2) and then Tennessee heads to Auburn to close out the regular season on Saturday, March 4 (2 p.m. ET, ESPN).