The Tennessee Vols currently look like a team that can’t be stopped.
On Saturday night, the Volunteers (17-5) won their third straight game by double digit points, beating Ole Miss 94-61.
It was Tennessee’s fifth straight win overall. The loss was the third straight for the Rebels (11-12).
Five Volunteers scored at least 10 points in the win, including Grant Williams and Lamonte Turner who each scored a game high 17 points.
Admiral Schofield contributed 15 points and 12 rebounds in the win. He also gave a glimpse of what is motivating Tennessee to play at a high level.
Before the start of the 2017-18 season, the SEC media picked the Volunteers to finish 13th in league play.
Schofield and his teammates haven’t let that erroneous prediction escape their minds.
Tennessee’s Admiral Schofield says the Vols are motivated by the fact SEC media picked them to finish 13th in the conference. pic.twitter.com/yhr9AFYiQ1
— Steve Megargee (@stevemegargee) February 4, 2018
The Vols currently have a 99.9 percent chance of making the NCAA tournament.
If they keep playing at this level, they could end up being a No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament.
I’m not sure there’s ever been a miss quite this big in terms of pre-season expectations.
Rick Barnes deserves a standing ovation every time his team takes the floor right now. It’s the understatement of the year to say he’s doing a great job.
Tennessee travels to Lexington on Tuesday night to take on Kentucky at 7:00 PM EST.