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Tennessee 70 South Carolina 67

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- South Carolina coach Frank Martin couldn't help but see the similarities between the team he faced Tuesday and the Final Four squad he coached last season.

"(Tennessee) reminds me a lot of my team last year, just a team that's tied at the hip and relentless on both ends of the floor," Martin said after the Gamecocks lost 70-67 to the 18th-ranked Volunteers.

Tennessee was just good enough Tuesday to get its NCAA Tournament drive back on track while continuing South Carolina's slide.

Grant Williams scored 22 points and made a big basket in the closing seconds as the Vols handed the Gamecocks their sixth consecutive loss.

Tennessee (19-6, 9-4 SEC) has won seven of eight and 10 of 12 overall. This latest victory served as a nice recovery three nights after Tennessee lost 78-50 at Alabama for its most lopsided defeat of the season.

"Defensively we were a much better team tonight than we were at Alabama," coach Rick Barnes said.

South Carolina (13-13, 4-9) continued to fade from postseason contention one season after its Final Four run. But the Gamecocks made this one interesting.

After trailing 68-59 with 2 1/2 minutes left, South Carolina scored eight straight points and pulled within one on Frank Booker's driving basket with 36 seconds remaining.

Tennessee answered on its next possession, with Williams scoring with 11 seconds left to make it a three-point game.

"The theme with our basketball team is it came down to one stop," Martin said. "The defensive assignment that we laid out wasn't executed. Listening has been a weakness for this team the whole year."

South Carolina spent the final seconds trying to get a potential tying 3-pointer. Barnes wanted the Vols to foul before the Gamecocks could get a shot off.

Barnes didn't get his foul, but the Gamecocks didn't get the look they wanted, either. Justin Minaya's 3-point attempt fell short of the front rim as the buzzer sounded.

"We were just being aggressive and understanding they were going to make a run," Williams said. "They'd been doing it most of the game, where they'd get it to two and we'd get it back to six or seven. It never really was a blowout of a game. You knew it was going to be competitive. They don't really quit."

Booker scored 19 points for South Carolina, and Chris Silva and Hassani Gravett added 12 points apiece. Jordan Bowden scored 14 and Admiral Schofield added 13 for Tennessee.


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