DAYTON, Ohio (AP) – Jarnell Stokes dominated inside as Tennessee
finally caught up in the closing minutes of regulation, and then opened
overtime with a three-point play that got the Volunteers headed to a
78-65 victory over Iowa on Wednesday night in the NCAA's First Four.
The Volunteers' late comeback sent them Raleigh,
N.C., where they'll play sixth-seeded Massachusetts on Friday in the
Tennessee (22-12) didn't lead until Antonio
Barton's 3-pointer put the Vols up 59-57 with 3:05 left regulation.
There were five lead changes before the Vols' Jordan McRae missed a
jumper missed at the buzzer, leaving it tied at 64.
Stokes' three-point play was the key moment in his
18-point, 13-rebound performance. Iowa (21-13) managed only one free
throw in overtime, ending a hectic and stressful day for coach Fran
McCaffery started the day in Iowa with his teenage son Patrick, who had surgery to remove a thyroid tumor.
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