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No regrets

No regrets

Still stinging from the agony of defeat, a few members of Tennessee's basketball team hinted that Sunday's 70-69 loss to Michigan State in the Elite Eight was a tragedy. The real tragedy would be if they feel that way for more than a few hours.

What Bruce Pearl's 2009-10 Vols accomplished in recent months should be cause for celebration, not regret. They overcame considerable adversity to win 28 games, second most in program history. They upset No.1 Kansas, No. 2 Kentucky and No. 5 Ohio State - all after their star player was dismissed on Jan. 8. They became the first Vol team ever to reach the Elite Eight and they came within two points... Recommended Stories

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