Chris Lofton hit a three-pointer with 11 seconds remaining to give a Tennessee a breath-taking 89-87 victory over South Carolina in an SEC quarterfinal game today. The Gamecocks couldn't answer on the return trip, ending coach Dave Odom's career on a losing note. The win kept UT's hopes for a No. 1 NCAA Tournament seed alive, reports AP. In other action:
- Arkansas upset No. 17 Vanderbilt in another SEC quarterfinal game, 81-75, the Razorbacks' eighth win in nine tries against Vandy. Five players had double figures in scoring for the winners.
- Memphis freshman guard Derrick Rose scored 25 points as the Tigers overcame the extremely physical play of Southern Miss to advance to its fourth straight Conference USA title game.