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Auburn throttles Vols in Knoxville

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Well win the sec tourney or see ya in NIT.

 

The Tennessee Volunteers (17-14, 9-9) knew a win was required against the 17th-ranked Auburn Tigers (25-6, 12-6) in order to remain eligible for an at-large bid in the NCAA Tournament.

A late second-half push made things interesting, but outside of those minutes, the Tigers led wire-to-wire and walked out of Thompson-Boling Arena with their fifth straight victory over the Vols.

Doughty led the team with 32 points on 10-of-17 (8-of-13 from 3) shooting, but it was Auburn’s defense that really made hell for the Vols. Bruce Pearl’s pressure concepts never allowed Tennessee to find a rhythm outside of a 14-3 run in the second half.

John Fulkerson capped off a great season by leading the Vols in points again for the umpteenth time. He finished with 19 points on 5-of-10 shooting and was the main reason the Vols were even competitive at some points.

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I think they're ass dragging into the end of the season. Hate to say it. 

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Yeah, I guess they pretty much shot their wad in the Florida & Kentucky games. Still, they played a tough schedule and won 17 games with the tourney still to go. I think they get the NIT, especially if they get past the first round of the SEC tournament. Also looks like South Carolina will join them.

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I don't think we were getting an at-large bid even if we won this game.

 

Only shot is to run the table in the SEC Tourney, and we all know. That ain't a very good bet at the Sportsbook. 

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