Chris Lofton's 3-pointer with 11.4 seconds on the clock lifted
Number-4 Tennessee past upset-minded South Carolina 88-87 and into
the semifinals of the Southeastern Conference tournament. The
Volunteers are 29-and-3 and still alive for a Number-1 seed in the
It was the last game for Gamecocks' coach Dave Odom, who had
previously announced he'd be retiring at the end of the season. Odom coached ECU from '79-'82, posting a 40-40 record with the Pirates.