Tennessee ousts Iowa in First Four, advances to round of 64

by Mar 19, 11:57 PM

Iowa and Tennessee produced the NCAA Tournament's first overtime, resulting in the Big Dance's first sign of true madness. Iowa failed to capitalize on an extremely slow start by Tennessee, allowing the Volunteers to force the extra frame and record a 78-65 win. 

The Volunteers were led by Jarnell Stokes, Antonio Barton, Jordan McRae, and Josh Richardson, as the four starters combined for 65 points and 26 rebounds, guiding Tennessee to its first NCAA Tournament win in four years.

The Hawkeyes struggled offensively towards the end of regulation, especially in overtime. Iowa recorded one point in the extra frame, going 0-for-8 from the field, allowing Tennessee to build a significant lead. 

Adam Woodbury led Iowa with a team-high 16 points, as the Hawkeyes bench outscored the starters 35-30. 

With the win, Tennessee is scheduled to play No. 6 Massachusetts on Friday.