RALEIGH, N.C. – Jarnell Stokes scored 26 points and Jordan McRae added 21 on Friday as No. 11-seed Tennessee vaulted past No. 6 Massachusetts, 86-67 in NCAA Tournament second-round action at PNC Arena.
Tennessee arrived in the Round of 64 by virtue of a First Four victory over Iowa. The Volunteers wasted no time in overwhelming the Minutement, racing to a 41-22 halftime lead and never looking back.
Scott Graham and John Thompson called the action on WestwoodOne Sports.
(Armani Moore’s spectacular play posts the Vols to an early 19-8 advantage.)
(Jordan McRae’s dunk extends the Tennessee lead to 20, 38-18, with authority!)
(Samson Carter drills a 3-ball to bring the Minutemen within 12, 45-33, with all kinds of time left.)
(Carter hits another 3 for UMass to narrow the deficit to just 10.)
(McRae beats the shot clock with a 3-pointer before the halftime buzzer.)
(Jarnell Stokes banks the layin and gets fouled as the Volunteers go up by 21, 74-53, and run away from UMass.)
(Tennessee advances to meet Mercer on Sunday. The Vols win it, 86-67.)
(Postgame interview with Tennessee’s Jordan McRae.)
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