The Volunteers defeated No. 5 Kentucky, 69–62, on Saturday to book their place in the conference championship. Tennessee’s defense held the Wildcats to just 22 points at the half, and an 11-point deficit at the break proved too much for Kentucky to overcome.
Meanwhile, the eighth-seeded Aggies’ upset-filled run continued, this time taking down No. 15 Arkansas 82–64. Texas A&M jumped out to a 12-point lead at halftime and rode Quenton Jackson’s 20 points to a second straight upset and third straight tournament victory.
On Sunday, Texas A&M will look to avoid the bubble with an automatic qualifier while Tennessee aims to secure a No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament. In the two sides’ only regular-season meeting, Tennessee won 90–80 at home.
Sunday March 13
1:00 p.m. ET — Texas A&M vs. No. 10 Tennessee (ESPN)
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