Sweet 16 Highlights: (2) Michigan 73 – (11) Tennessee 71


NCAA Tennessee Michigan BasketballINDIANAPOLIS, IN – Michigan withstood a late charge from Tennessee to defeat the Volunteers 73-71, sending the Wolverines into the Elite Eight where they’ll face the winner of Louisville-Kentucky. Despite an eleven-point lead at halftime, Michigan was unable to keep its hot three-point shooting deep into the second half, and a late run by Tennessee set up a finish that went down to the wire.

Four of the five Michigan starters scored in double-digits, as the Wolverines almost eclipsed Tennessee’s points-against average in the first half alone. Led by Jordan Morgan with 15 points, Michigan shot 55 percent from behind the arc, helping them build an early lead. But Tennessee used their inside size and dominance on the glass to stay just close enough, and when the Wolverines went cold late in the game, the Volunteers pounced. With Jordan McRae scoring 24 and teammate Josh Richardson dropping in 19, Tennessee used strong defense to get within one point and possession with less than ten seconds left, before an offensive foul gave the ball back to Michigan with a chance to ice the game.

Kevin Kugler and P.J. Carlesimo called the action on WestwoodOne Sports.

(Michigan takes an early lead with a Nik Stauskas three)

(Caris LeVert hits another three as Michigan pulls away heading into halftime)

(Armani Moore lays it in to bring Tennessee within nine)

(Jordan McRae gets the basket and the foul to make it a five-point game late)

(McRae gets the ball off a turnover and drives the lane to bring the Volunteers within one)

(Tennesee’s Jarnell Stokes called for a charge that gives the ball back to Michigan)

(The final call as Michigan hangs on and advances to the Elite Eight)

(Postgame interview with Michigan’s Glenn Robinson III)

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