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Tennessee Vols defeat Iowa 83-77 in OT, moves on to Sweet Sixteen

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsColumbus, OH – For eighth time in program history, the Tennessee Vols are heading to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament, following an 83-77 victory in overtime against Iowa at Nationwide Arena on Sunday.
 
It’s the first time since 2014 that the Tennessee Vols have reached the Sweet Sixteen, and head coach Rick Barnes is just the 12th head coach to lead a third Division I program to the Sweet Sixteen. The Vols (31-5) will take on No. 3 seed Purdue in Louisville, KY, on Thursday.

Tennessee Volunteers guard Lamonte Turner (1) shoots the ball over Iowa Hawkeyes forward Tyler Cook (25) in the second half in the second round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Nationwide Arena. (Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers guard Lamonte Turner (1) shoots the ball over Iowa Hawkeyes forward Tyler Cook (25) in the second half in the second round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Nationwide Arena. (Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports)

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#6 Tennessee Vols take on Iowa in second round of NCAA Tournament

 

#6 Tennessee Vols (30-5 | 15-3 SEC) vs. Iowa (23-11 | 10-10 Big 10)

Sunday, March 24th, 2019 | 11:10am CT
Columbus, OH | Nationwide Arena | TV: CBS

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsColumbus, OH – With a spot in the Sweet Sixteen on the line, the Tennessee Vols are set to take on 10th-seed Iowa in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Nationwide Arena in the South Region. The game tips at 11:10am CT and will be televised live on CBS.

Tennessee is 30-5 on the season. That impressive record includes a school-record 19-game winning streak, a program-record-tying three victories over top-five opponents and the second most victories in a single season in program history. The Tennessee Vols spent four weeks atop the Associated Press Top 25 rankings, and for the first time in program history, UT spent the entire season ranked among the top 10.

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Tennessee Lady Vols lose To #20/24 UCLA at NCAA Tournament, 89-77

 

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UT Lady VolsCollege Park, MD – The No. 11 seed Tennessee Lady Vols (19-13) erased a 17-point deficit and led by as many as three in the fourth quarter, but their upset bid came up short in falling to No. 6 seed UCLA (21-12) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at the XFINITY Center, 89-77.
 
Sophomore Rennia Davis had a double-double for Tennessee with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Sophomore Kasiyahna Kushkituah recorded a career-high 16 points, while freshman Mimi Collins, who hails from nearby Waldorf, MD, tied her career high of 14 points.

Tennessee Women's Basketball rallies late but falls to #20/24 UCLA 89-77 in first round of the NCAA Tournament, Saturday. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball rallies late but falls to #20/24 UCLA 89-77 in first round of the NCAA Tournament, Saturday. (UT Athletics)

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Tennessee Vols advance to Second Round of NCAA Tournament with 77-70 win over Colgate

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsColumbus, OH – The No. 2 seed Tennessee Vols outlasted a second-half rally by 15th-seeded Colgate, 77-70, at Nationwide Arena to advance past the first round in the South Region of the NCAA Tournament.
 
After the Raiders (24-11) stormed back from a 12-point deficit at halftime, the Vols (30-5) stepped up in the final minutes to put the game away. The Tennessee Vols hit four of its final five shots, all of which came from beyond the arc. The last three makes came off the right hand of All-SEC wing Admiral Schofield. The final dagger dropped through the nets with 45 seconds left to make it 73-64.

Tennessee Volunteers guard Jordan Bowden (23) dunks the ball in the second half against the Colgate Raiders in the first round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Nationwide Arena. (Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers guard Jordan Bowden (23) dunks the ball in the second half against the Colgate Raiders in the first round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Nationwide Arena. (Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)

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#6 Tennessee Vols plays Colgate in First Round of NCAA Tournament, Friday

 

#6 Tennessee Vols (29-5 | 15-3 SEC) vs. Colgate (24-10 | 13-5)

Friday, March 22nd, 2019 | 1:45pm CT
Columbus, OH | Nationwide Arena | TV: CBS

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsColumbus, OH – For the second year in a row, Tennessee Vols basketball is ready to take on 15th-seed Colgate in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Nationwide Arena in the South Region. The game tips at 1:45pm CT on Friday and will be televised live on CBS.

Tennessee is 29-5 on the season. That impressive record includes a school-record 19-game winning streak, a program-record-tying three victories over top-five opponents and the second most victories in a single season in program history. The Vols spent four weeks atop the Associated Press Top 25 rankings, and for the first time in program history, UT spent the entire season ranked among the top 10.

Tennessee Men's Basketball faces Colgate in the first round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament, Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

Tennessee Men’s Basketball faces Colgate in the first round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament, Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee Lady Vols faces #20/24 UCLA in first round of NCAA Tournament

 

Tennessee Lady Vols (19-12 | 7-9 SEC) vs. UCLA (20-12 | 12-C Pac-12)

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 | 12:00pm CT
College Park, MD | XFINITY Center | TV: ESPN2

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – The Tennessee Lady Vols (19-12, 7-9 SEC) are the No. 11 seed in the Albany Region and will meet No. 6 seed UCLA (20-12, 12-6 Pac-12) at College Park, MD, on Saturday in the first round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament.

Tip-off is slated for approximately 12:00pm CT at the XFINITY Center on the University of Maryland campus. The game will be televised by ESPN2 and carried by the Lady Vol Radio Network.

In the other first round game in College Park, No. 3 seed Maryland (28-4) will meet No. 14 seed Radford (26-6) at 10:00am CT on Saturday. The winner of those games will advance to the second round and play in College Park on Monday. Tip time and TV info. are to be determined.

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Tennessee Lady Vols head to NCAA Tournament as #11 Seed

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – The only program to appear in every NCAA Tournament, the Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team learned it had been awarded its 38th consecutive postseason bid Monday when the bracket was revealed at 4:00pm CT on ESPN2.
 
The Lady Vols (19-12) are seeded No. 11 in the Albany Region. UT will face No. 6 seed UCLA (20-12) in the first round at the XFINITY Center in College Park, MD, on Saturday at approximately 12:00pm CT. The game will be televised by ESPN2 and also carried on the Lady Vol Radio Network.

#11 seed Tennessee Women's Basketball faces #6 seed UCLA in the NCAA Tournament, Saturday. (UT Athletics)

#11 seed Tennessee Women’s Basketball faces #6 seed UCLA in the NCAA Tournament, Saturday. (UT Athletics)

 
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Tennessee Vols to play Colgate in NCAA Tournament as #2 Seed

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Hours after playing in the SEC Tournament Championship game, the Tennessee Vols learned its NCAA Tournament draw Sunday.
 
The Volunteers (29-5) earned a program-best No. 2 seed for the third time ever (also in 2006 and 2008) and will travel to Columbus, Ohio.
 
Tennessee’s first-round opponent in South Region action is 15th-seed Colgate on Friday. Two days later, the winner of that game will then face the winner of the first-round matchup between Cincinnati and Iowa.

Tennessee Vols to start NCAA Tournament run on Friday, March 22nd in Columbus, Ohio against Colgate. Tip off will be around 1:45pm CT and televised on CBS. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Vols to start NCAA Tournament run on Friday, March 22nd in Columbus, Ohio against Colgate. Tip off will be around 1:45pm CT and televised on CBS. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Vols unable to get going against Auburn in SEC Tournament Championship

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsNashville, TN – The No. 8 Tennessee Vols couldn’t match No. 22 Auburn hot shooting, falling, 84-64, in the SEC Tournament Championship Game on Sunday at Bridgestone Arena.
 
The Vols (29-5) played one of their worst games of the season on the offensive end, turning the ball over 17 times that led to 21 points for Auburn. The Tigers (26-9) did what they do best and rained 3-pointers to keep the momentum in their favor, connecting on 15 long balls.
 
Tennessee’s offense went cold as ice in the first half, going on a seven-minute scoring drought and missing 10 consecutive shots. UT was up early on the Tigers with a 17-13 lead.

Tennessee Volunteers guard Jordan Bowden (23) makes a shot around Auburn Tigers forward Chuma Okeke (5) to end the first half in the SEC conference tournament championship game at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers guard Jordan Bowden (23) makes a shot around Auburn Tigers forward Chuma Okeke (5) to end the first half in the SEC conference tournament championship game at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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#8 Tennessee Vols takes on #22 Auburn in SEC Tournament Championship game

 

#8 Tennessee Vols (29-4 | 15-3 SEC) vs. #22 Auburn Tigers (25-9 | 11-7 SEC)

Sunday, March 17th, 2019 | 12:00pm CT
Nashville, TN | Bridgestone Arena | TV: ESPN

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsNashville, TN – For the second year in a row, the No. 8 Tennessee Vols has advanced to the SEC Tournament Championship Game. The Vols will take on No. 22 Auburn at 12:00pm CT at Bridgestone Arena.

The game will be televised on ESPN and can also be viewed online through WatchESPN. Fans can listen live on their local Vol Network affiliate to hear Bob Kesling and Bert Bertelkamp describing the action.

Tennessee (29-4, 15-3 SEC) claimed the No. 3 seed in the tournament and earned a double bye.

Tennessee Men's Basketball plays Auburn Saturday in the SEC Tournament Championship game. (UT Athletics)

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