Despite scuffling a bit of late, No. 19 Tennessee still has an outside shot of overtaking Auburn and winning the SEC regular-season title. The Volunteers, though, need to run the table, starting with Saturday's road game at Ole Miss.

Tennessee has been locked into a win-one, lose-one pattern for the past two weeks, and on Wednesday night the Vols rebounded from a loss at Georgia with a 62-57 home triumph over Florida. Tennessee led by 10 points on two different occasions in the second half in the game but was unable to put the feisty Gators away until hitting eight of its final 11 shots to close out the win. The victory also was the Volunteers' 20th of the season - marking the first time the program has hit that mark since 2013-14 when it made its last NCAA Tournament appearance and advanced to the Sweet 16. Ole Miss, meanwhile, ended a seven-game losing streak and notched its first SEC road win of the season on Tuesday in outlasting Missouri 90-87 in overtime.

TV: 1 p.m. ET, SEC Network

ABOUT TENNESSEE (20-7, 10-5 SEC): The Vols' win Wednesday put them two games in back of first-place Auburn and also gives them a two-game second-place cushion ahead of a pack that includes Florida and perennial conference heavyweight Kentucky. Forward Grant Williams bounced back from a season-worst five-point outing at Georgia by scoring a game-high 23 points against the Gators to up his team-leading scoring average to an even 16 points per game. Forward Admiral Schofield (12.4 points, team-leading 6.2 rebounds) and sixth-man Lamonte Turner (10.5 points) also are averaging double figures for the Vols, who are averaging a modest 74.7 points but are tied with the Georgia for the conference scoring defense lead with 67.0 surrendered per outing.

ABOUT OLE MISS (12-16, 5-10): After head coach Andy Kennedy moved up his departure and stepped down Sunday, interim coach Tony Madlock guided the Rebels to their first win since Jan. 23. Guard Breein Tyree scored a game- and career-high 25 points in the contest while backcourt mate Terence Davis added 19 points and had a big-time block with seven seconds remaining in overtime to help seal the upset road win. In all, four Rebels are averaging double figures, led by guard Deandre Burnett (14.3), Davis (13.2), Tyree (10.3) and forward Bruce Stevens (10.2).


1. Ole Miss has won six of the last nine meetings, but Tennessee has prevailed in two straight after a 94-61 home romp on Feb. 3.

2. Williams and Turner scored 17 points apiece in the first meeting as the Vols shot 53.2 percent from the floor and took advantage of 17 turnovers by the Rebels.

3. Ole Miss ranks sixth in the SEC, averaging 76.1 points but is shooting 42.5 percent from the field (13th in the conference) and is allowing an SEC-most 77.3 points per outing.

PREDICTION: Tennessee 76, Ole Miss 67

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