NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The No. 5 Lady Volunteers fell 62-46 to No. South Carolina on Sunday, giving the Gamecocks their first SEC Tournament title.
The loss marked the first time the Lady Vols entered the tournament as the second seed and did not win the title. Tennessee is 17-6 all-time in SEC Tournament championship games.
Jordan Reynolds scored a career-high 17 points but was the only Lady Vol to hit double figures. Reynolds and teammate Cierra Burdick were named to the SEC’s All-Tournament Team.
South Carolina held Tennessee to 33.3 percent from the floor and did not allow a Tennessee 3-pointer the entire second half. Tennessee finished with its lowest point total in tournament history.
The Lady Vols (27-5) await its seeding in the NCAA Tournament when the bracket is unveiled on March 16 at 7 p.m.