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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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Blowout loss to Tennessee inspired Virginia's huge turnaround

Blowout loss to Tennessee inspired Virginia's huge turnaround

March 19th, 2014 1:46 am by HANK KURZ Jr., AP Sports Writer

The worst game of Virginia's basketball season was also the one that sparked the Cavaliers' turnaround. Virginia got pounded 87-52 at Tennessee on Dec. 30, and the drubbing was on national television.

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Vols' spring challenge: rebuild offensive line

Vols' spring challenge: rebuild offensive line

March 19th, 2014 1:30 am by STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer

Tennessee welcomes the challenge of replacing all five starters from an offensive line that featured four likely draft picks. "I think it's really driving everybody," junior center Mack Crowder said.

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Majors leaves hospital following heart procedure

Majors leaves hospital following heart procedure

March 18th, 2014 8:21 pm by Associated Press

Former Tennessee star player and coach Johnny Majors was released from the hospital Tuesday nearly two weeks after undergoing a heart valve procedure.

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Fulmer new spokesperson for regional Red Cross

Fulmer new spokesperson for regional Red Cross

March 18th, 2014 6:22 pm by Staff Report

Phillip Fulmer has been named community resiliency spokesperson for the East Tennessee Region of the American Red Cross. In his new role, Fulmer will advocate for emergency planning, disaster response and training for life-saving skills.

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Tennessee's Simmons is SEC women's player of year

Tennessee's Simmons is SEC women's player of year

March 18th, 2014 2:56 pm by PAUL NEWBERRY, AP Sports Writer

Meighan Simmons, a 5-foot-9 senior guard, averaged 16.2 points a game to lead the Lady Vols (27-5), who finished second in the SEC during the regular season and won the conference tournament.

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