Tennessee is currently on a six-game winning streak dating back to Feb. 10. Two of those victories were against ranked opponents Kentucky and Florida. It was not too long ago when the Volunteers were 3-6 in the conference and looked doomed for an NCAA tournament bid, but that has all changed.
The Volunteers are definitely making a great case for the big dance and they should be part of the field after a huge victory over Florida. Not to mention, Tennessee held the Gators to only 58 points. The Gators have only been held under 60 points one other time this season, which came way before conference play even started.
Tennessee should keep its streak going, considering they will have Georgia and Auburn next, but both games will be played on the road. The Volunteers will finish up the season against Missouri at home.
This team is currently three games back in the SEC, but better yet, it is fifth in the conference standings ahead of Missouri and Arkansas.
The Volunteers beat both Wichita State and Xavier and lost to Oklahoma State, Georgetown, Memphis and Virginia in the out-of-conference schedule. Tennessee may have started off SEC play with three losses, but it is currently the hottest team in the conference and is on the right side of the bubble for the NCAA tournament.