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No. 10-seed Iowa nearly pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in NCAA men's basketball tournament history before running out of gas in overtime.
No. 2-seed Tennessee's 25-point first-half lead disappeared, but the Volunteers hung on to win 83-77 in overtime.
Coverage from Columbus:
Turning point: After Iowa tied the score at 71 on two Joe Wieskamp free throws with 20.8 seconds left, Tennessee had a perfect start to overtime. Grant Williams knocked down a pair of free throws, Jordan Bone canned a 3-pointer and Williams drilled another jumper to put Tennessee up 78-71. Another Hawkeye comeback wasn't in store.
MVP: Admiral Schofield dominated the first half with 17 points as the Vols went up 49-28, at one point leading 44-19. But he was in foul trouble for much of the second half and Williams made the difference after Iowa came all the way back. Williams finished with 19 points on 7-for-13 shooting, seven rebounds, five assists, four steals and three blocks.
Key stat: 6. Iowa just didn't have enough left in the extra period, as it was outscored 12-6. It was a valiant comeback, but Tennessee held on to advance.
Points: Jordan Bohannon, Iowa (18); Grant Williams, Admiral Schofield, Tennessee (19)
Rebounds: Joe Wieskamp, Iowa (7); Kyle Alexander, Tennessee (9)
Assists: Tyler Cook, Joe Wieskamp, Connor McCaffery, Iowa (2); Grant Williams, Tennessee (5)
Steals: Isaiah Moss, Iowa (2); Grant Williams, Tennessee (4)
Blocks: Luka Garza, Iowa (2); Grant Williams, Tennessee (3)
3-Pointers: Isaiah Moss (3-5), Jordan Bohannon (3-7), Iowa; Admiral Schofield (3-6), Lamonte Turner (3-7), Tennessee
Up next: The Hawkeyes' season ends with a 23-12 record. They were searching for their first Sweet 16 appearance since 1999. The Volunteers (31-5) face No. 3-seed Purdue next.