How Vols’ NCAA Tournament History Compares to Rest of SEC

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    Tennessee’s basketball program doesn’t have the most storied history in the NCAA Tournament. They especially didn’t prior to the Bruce Pearl era. But the Vols have improved their NCAA Tournament track record over the last decade and have made four Sweet Sixteen appearances since 2007 and an Elite Eight appearance in 2010.

    But how does Tennessee’s NCAA track record compare to the rest of the SEC?

    Aside from a handful of teams, the SEC as a whole doesn’t have a stellar history in the Big Dance. In fact, the Vols have been one of the more successful teams in the NCAA Tournament in recent history because of the conference’s weak overall performance in college basketball’s ultimate tournament.

    Here’s how the Vols compare to the rest of the SEC in terms of their performance in the NCAA Tournament since the field expanded to 64 teams in 1985.

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    Nathanael Rutherford
    Nathanael Rutherford is a contributor for Rocky Top Insider and is the full-time producer and part-time co-host of Rocky Top Insider Radio as well. Nathanael graduated from the University of Tennessee and cultivated a passion for the Vols while growing up in Knoxville a mere 10 minutes from Neyland Stadium. He can break down a touchdown play as effectively as he can a Star Wars film.


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