Tennessee captured a share of the SEC regular season title tonight with a dramatic come-from-behind win against the Georgia Bulldogs. They found a way down the stretch, despite seeing star forward Grant Williams foul out of the game.
Most of the heavy lifting was done by Admiral Schofield. Watch Thompson-Boling go nuts as he extends the Tennessee lead to three.
Admiral Schofield can’t be stopped. #Vols pic.twitter.com/L2MQSOMT8n— Marshall Hughes (@marshallhughes) March 4, 2018
It was Tennessee’s first SEC men’s basketball title since 2008 — and the party was on.
For lack of a better word it was “LIT” @Vol_Hoops #Volnation #SECchamps #GBO pic.twitter.com/J9PkPS4dFk— Brian Niedermeyer (@NiedermeyerB) March 4, 2018
First up was cutting down the nets.
Admiral Schofield cutting down— Pikachu (@FiscalMgmt2) March 4, 2018
part of the net
... And Admiral Schofield didn’t quite know how it worked.
Admiral Schofield cut the net. Didn’t take any with him. His teammates made him go back and do it again.— @GrantRamey (@GrantRamey) March 4, 2018
Admiral: “I don’t know how this works!”
Barnes addressed the crowed over the PA system, pointing out that his team was picked 13th by the media before the season.
Rick Barnes grabs the mic, tells the crowd, “Not bad for a team picked to finish 13th in the SEC, huh?"— Wes Rucker (@wesrucker247) March 4, 2018
Here’s how the team greeted Barnes in the locker room.
FEELS GOOD pic.twitter.com/GG33KDbjlF— Tennessee Basketball (@Vol_Hoops) March 4, 2018
That’s about as happy as you’ll ever see Barnes, but there’s more work to be done. Tennessee will be a No. 2 seed in next week’s SEC Tournament, drawing the winner of LSU — Mississippi State. Tennessee handled both teams rather easily in the regular season, but as we’ve seen — nothing comes easy in this league this year.