"We came out in the first half and arguably played the best basketball we've played all year", continued Barnes. "We needed to lose four in a row".
The Tennessee Volunteers took on the Kentucky Wildcats for the SEC Championship and suffered a tough loss, 77-72.
Admiral Schofield scored 24 points that night as the Vols scorched the nets with 56 percent shooting while holding State to just 39 percent from the field. He finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds and likely could've had more. Wenyen Gabriel came off his sensational 23-point effort Saturday with 12 points and six rebounds despite fouling out late in the game. "That let me know he was all right".
A night after hitting 11 of their first 12 shots and 76 percent (19 of 25) in the first half of a semifinal victory over Arkansas, the Volunteers didn't fare almost as well early on Sunday.
But it was Bone who left the tired Razorbacks search for answers in the first half, hitting 7 of 7 from the field and all of his 3-point attempts.
The Volunteers would hit some timely shots to keep Arkansas from making a run, as 11 is as close the Razorbacks could get in the second half.
"Everybody is pretty down right now, but we have a pretty good opportunity to make a run in the NCAA Tournament", Bone said. "We weren't playing the way we were capable of; we just weren't locked in".
Tennessee averages 4.5 blocks per game, which ranks 38th in the NCAA.
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Kevin Knox attacked the basket on the other end, drawing a foul in the process, and hit one out of two free throws to tie the game. Admiral Schofield posted another strong performance with 16 points, seven boards and two assists.
Wright State, which finished second in the Horizon League regular season, secured the automatic bid by beating No. 8 seed Cleveland State in the conference tournament final.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored a game-high 29 points for the Kentucky Wildcats on Sunday.
Tennessee took the lead three different times in the second half, but each time the Wildcats had an answer.
The Vols head to the NCAA Tournament next week and will learn their destination and first-round opponent later today when the selection committee announces the official bracket.
A 3-point play by Quinndary Weatherspoon had the Bulldogs within 51-49 with 6:34 left. Fourth-seeded Texas-Arlington, which upset Sun Belt regular-season champion Louisiana-Lafayette in the semifinals, fell to 21-13. Bone was 7-of-7 from the floor for 17 points in the period. The under is 5-2 in Volunteers last 7 overall and the over is 4-1 in Raiders last 5 neutral site games.