Missouri's game-winner over Tennessee.

The Tennessee Volunteers took on the Missouri Tigers on Saturday in an extremely competitive SEC battle. The game went down to the wire, and a game-winner resulted in heartbreak for the Volunteers yet again.

The Volunteers suffered a brutal defeat on Thursday against the Vanderbilt Commodores. They lost that matchup via a game-winner from Commodores guard Tyrin Lawrence.

Tennessee suffered an extremely similar defeat on Saturday. Missouri guard D’Andre Gholston hit an unbelievable game-winning three that left Volunteer fans in attendance absolutely speechless.

Tennessee came into the matchup ranked No.6 in the country, which will certainly drop after these back-to-back losses. The Volunteers came back from a 17-point deficit in this matchup, and unfortunately just could not close the game.

Many around the college basketball world praised Missouri for the unbelievable win at the buzzer.

Others certainly feel for Tennessee for their brutal luck at the end of games recently.

The Volunteers are typically an extremely tough team to beat at home. Since the 2020-21 season, they hold a 40-5 record at Thompson-Boling Arena. Of those five losses in that span for Tennessee, two of them come against the Missouri Tigers.

This game-winner is certainly a massive one for Missouri in terms of their chances of making the NCAA Tournament. They came into the matchup as a projected 10 seed according to ESPN’s Joe Linardi. This win should further cement their increasingly impressive resume to end up in the 68-team tournament come March.

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About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.