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Vols romp over Bears and into Sweet 16

Vols romp over Bears and into Sweet 16

March 23rd, 2014 9:02 pm by JOEDY McCREARY. AP Sports Writer

Jarnell Stokes had 17 points and a career-high-tying 18 rebounds, and the Volunteers denied Mercer a second straight upset in the NCAA tournament by routing the Bears 83-63 on Sunday night.

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NCAA Round 2 foes St. John's, UT both seeking faster starts

NCAA Round 2 foes St. John's, UT both seeking faster starts

March 23rd, 2014 7:11 pm by STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer

St. John's and Tennessee have proved throughout the postseason that they can bounce back from slow starts, but both women's basketball teams would rather not have to make a habit of it.

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Lady Vols overcome sluggish start to beat Northwestern State 70-46

Lady Vols overcome sluggish start to beat Northwestern State 70-46

March 22nd, 2014 6:48 pm by STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer

Isabelle Harrison scored 12 points and sparked a game-changing 12-0 run as No. 1 seed Tennessee withstood an ailing head coach and a lethargic first-half performance to beat Northwestern State 70-46.

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UPDATE: Warlick misses Lady Vols' shootaround with illness

UPDATE: Warlick misses Lady Vols' shootaround with illness

March 22nd, 2014 2:24 pm by Associated Press

Tennessee coach Holly Warlick missed the Lady Vols' Saturday morning shootaround with an illness, but she rejoined her team for its Saturday afternoon NCAA tournament first-round game with Northwestern State.

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Son of Iowa coach has thyroid cancer

Son of Iowa coach has thyroid cancer

March 22nd, 2014 10:07 am by Associated Press

Iowa men's basketball coach Fran McCaffery said Friday that the tumor doctors removed from his son's thyroid prior to the Hawkeyes' NCAA tournament game against Tennessee was malignant.

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Tennessee beats Massachusetts 86-67 in NCAAs

Tennessee beats Massachusetts 86-67 in NCAAs

March 21st, 2014 5:45 pm by Associated Press

The Vols are in the NCAAs for the first time in three seasons, starting with a First Four overtime win against Iowa. Now they are headed to Sunday's third round to face 14th-seeded Mercer, which upset Duke in Friday.

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UT, UMass set for second-round NCAA clash

UT, UMass set for second-round NCAA clash

March 21st, 2014 1:10 am by AARON BEARD, AP Basketball Writer

Derek Kellogg was a player during Massachusetts' 1990s surge and now has the Minutemen back in the NCAA tournament as a coach after 16 years. He's hoping Friday's game against Tennessee is the start of another long run of tournament trips.

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Vols wrap up First Four with big comeback

Vols wrap up First Four with big comeback

March 20th, 2014 12:51 pm by JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer

The Vols (22-12) head to Raleigh, N.C., where they'll play sixth-seeded Massachusetts on Friday in the Midwest Regional. They left Dayton with a lot of momentum — six wins in their last seven games.

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Vols rally to beat Iowa 78-65 in OT at First Four

Vols rally to beat Iowa 78-65 in OT at First Four

March 20th, 2014 12:13 am by Associated Press

Jarnell Stokes opened overtime with a three-point play that put Tennessee ahead to stay, and the Vols' defense shut down Iowa in OT for a 78-65 victory on Wednesday night in the NCAA First Four.

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Update: McCaffery back in Dayton after son's surgery

Update: McCaffery back in Dayton after son's surgery

March 19th, 2014 4:37 pm by Associated Press

Iowa basketball coach Fran McCaffery said his son's surgery to remove a thyroid tumor went as planned, and the coach later flew back from Iowa City to Dayton to lead the Hawkeyes against Tennessee in the NCAA tournament.

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