Grant Williams scored 22 factors and made an enormous basket within the closing seconds Tuesday as No. 18 Tennessee edged South Carolina 70-sixty seven handy the Gamecocks their sixth consecutive loss.
Tennessee (19-6, 9-four SEC) has gained seven of its final eight and 10 of its final 12. The Volunteers acquired again on monitor three nights after dropping seventy eight-50 at Alabama for his or her most lopsided defeat of the season.
South Carolina (thirteen-thirteen, four-9) continued its slide because the Gamecocks have spent the final three weeks falling out of NCAA Event rivalry one season after their first Remaining 4 look.
The Gamecocks made this one fascinating, although.
After trailing sixty eight-fifty nine with 2 ½ minutes left, South Carolina scored eight straight factors and received to inside one on Chris Booker’s driving basket with 36 seconds remaining.
Tennessee answered on its subsequent possession as Williams made a transfer round Chris Silva and scored with eleven seconds left.
After calling a timeout with eight.6 seconds remaining, South Carolina labored towards a possible recreation-tying three-pointer. However Justin Minaya’s try from past the arc fell in need of the entrance rim because the buzzer sounded.