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.)
For our complete NCAA Tournament schedule, CLICK HERE.
Most Recent NCAA Basketball Posts
PHOENIX – North Carolina’s Joel Berry scored 22 points and Justin Jackson added 16 to help the Tar Heels to their sixth national championship, 71-65 over Gonzaga, Monday night at University of Phoenix Stadium. UNC rallied for… Read More »
GLENDALE, AZ – North Carolina will attempt to win its third title under head coach Roy Williams on Monday night, following victories in 2005 and 2009. Jim Gray caught up with Roy Williams ahead of the game. Every game of the NCAA Tournament streams right here on WestwoodOneSports.com! CLICK HERE… Read More »
GLENDALE, AZ – Mark Few and Gonzaga have a chance to make history on Monday night as the Bulldogs look to become the first program to win a national championship in its first Final Four since UConn accomplished that feat in 1999. Jim Gray caught up with Mark Few ahead… Read More »
GLENDALE, AZ – Kennedy Meeks was amazing on the glass in the semifinal victory against Oregon, and against a big Gonzaga team, he’s going to have to put out another legendary performance to keep the Tar Heels in the game. That might scare most players, but not a man of… Read More »
GLENDALE, AZ – While Gonzaga’s been steadily climbing this century to the ranks of national title contenders, North Carolina has been here plenty of times before. But the differences stop beyond that, as this year’s teams are quite similar in how they win especially when it comes to their strength… Read More »
GLENDALE, AZ – Jordan Mathews knew he wanted to get to Gonzaga, he just didn’t know how much until he decided to spend an entire summer completing 24 hours of course work to get a graduate transfer from Cal. But he put in the work and it’s paid off by… Read More »
DALLAS, TX – Mississippi State may have won the game of the tournament when they knocked off Connecticut in overtime in the semifinals, but even a win like that doesn’t guarantee the fairy tale ending. The Bulldogs found that out the hard way as South Carolina led them practically wire… Read More »
DALLAS, TX – As a Virginia Cavaliers player, Dawn Staley made it to three consecutive Women’s Final Fours, including the National Championship game in 1991. Twenty-six years later, she returns to the final, this time as the head coach of SEC double-champion South Carolina. With the national title on the… Read More »