Tennessee coach Rick Barnes heads to his first Sweet 16 in over a decade looking for another win against an opponent the Vols beat last season to signify their emergence as a national contender.
“This moment is so big for us, so big for everybody in this program. It’s been a long journey. So I’m glad to be here.”
Brad Keselowski gave Team Penske and the new Ford Mustang its third victory through the first six Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races of the season on Sunday.
Tennessee avoided one of the biggest meltdowns in NCAA tournament history Sunday, letting a 25-point lead slip away before Grant Williams asserted himself in overtime for an 83-77 victory over Iowa.
UCLA put a rapid end to Tennessee’s 38th consecutive appearance in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament, blunting a second-half comeback bid for an 89-77 opening-round victory Saturday.
Nickeil Alexander-Walker scored 20 points, Kerry Blackshear added 15 and fourth-seeded Virginia Tech earned its first NCAA tournament win in 12 years by beating No. 13 seed Saint Louis 66-52 on Friday night.
Tennessee held off a second-half rally by No. 15 seed Colgate for a 77-70 win Friday and advanced to play Iowa on Sunday in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
Kyle Busch tied Richard Petty’s record with his 200th career victory in NASCAR on Sunday, using an impressive late surge through the field following a speeding penalty to win at Auto Club Speedway.
Lamonte’ Turner sank a go-ahead 3-pointer with 30 seconds left and No. 8 Tennessee rallied to beat No. 4 Kentucky 82-78 in a thriller of a Southeastern Conference semifinal game Saturday.
No. 8 Tennessee defeated Mississippi State 83-76 on Friday to advance to an SEC tournament semifinal meeting with No. 4 Kentucky on Saturday.