KNOXVILLE, TENN. – The No. 11 Auburn Tigers fell 92-84 to the No. 4 Tennessee Volunteers on the road at Thompson-Boeing Arena on Wednesday.

Tennessee had a stretch where it hit eight of nine field goals at the same time Auburn went silent offensively, and that is what helped put the Tigers away.

What are the biggest takeaways from the game?

Jaylin Williams was a big factor in his return game

After missing the Georgia game due to injury, Jaylin Williams made his presence known.

Williams scored 12 points, had three rebounds, four assists and shot 4-9 from the field.

Auburn is a better team when Williams is playing well, and he did all he could for the Tigers Wednesday night.

Auburn could not stop Dalton Knecht

Dalton Knecht, Tennessee's 6-foot-6 guard and projected lottery pick, made things difficult for Auburn.

Knecht finished the game with 39 points, shot 12-21 from the field, 5-8 from 3-point range and 10-12 from the free-throw line.

Knecht is the front-runner to win SEC Player of the Year as well as numerous other awards. He showed why that is the case tonight.

Tennessee shot the lights out

Tennessee's offensive attack proved to be more than Auburn could handle. 

The Volunteers shot 50.9% from the field, 52.9% from 3-point range and 77.1% from the free-throw line.

Auburn's defense has played well this season, but it was outmatched in this game.

Auburn did not have a bad game offensively

Despite failing to come out on top, the Tigers performed well on the offensive end of the floor.

Auburn shot 45.8% from the field, 40.9% from beyond the arc and 75% from the free-throw line. Five different Tigers scored in double-figures.

Auburn did what it could, but Tennessee was just able to do more.

Auburn is now 21-7 on the season and 10-5 in SEC play.

The Tigers return to action on Saturday when they host the Mississippi State Bulldogs at 3 p.m. CT. The television broadcast can be found on SEC Network, and the Auburn Sports Network broadcast can be streamed anywhere on the Auburn Athletics app.

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