Tennessee’s dream season is over.
Earl Clark scored 17 points to lead Louisville to a 79-60 victory over UT in the East Regional semifinals on Thursday night in Charlotte.
Jerry Smith and Andre McGee both had 13 points for the Cardinals. Louisville will now play No. 1 seed North Carolina in the regional final.
Chris Lofton had 15 points in his final game as a Volunteer.
Despite the loss, UT had perhaps the best season in its history. The Volunteers won the regular season SEC championship for the first time in 41 years. After a road victory over then-No. 1 Memphis, the Vols were ranked No. 1 in the country for the first time in school history. UT finished the season at 31-5.