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NCAA Game Summary - Iowa vs. Tennessee



(Wednesday, March 19th)

Final Score: Tennessee 78, Iowa 65 (OT)

Dayton, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Jordan McRae scored 20 points, Jarnell Stokes added 18 with 13 rebounds and Tennessee held Iowa without a field goal in overtime en route to a 78-65 comeback victory in a First Four meeting of No. 11 seeds in the NCAA Tournament on Wednesday.

Tennessee (22-12), which never led in the first 16-plus minutes of regulation, will next head to Raleigh for a date with Massachusetts, the No. 6 seed in the Midwest Region.

Josh Richardson scored 17 points -- all after halftime -- and helped hold Iowa's leading scorer, Roy Devyn Marble, to seven points on 3-of-15 shooting.

"Watching film on (Marble), I noticed that he likes to be real comfortable with the ball, and so I tried to just take him out full court, trying to get him uncomfortable and get him out of his rhythm," Richardson said.

Marble sent the game to overtime with a late jumper, but finished 10 points below his season average. Adam Woodbury stepped up with 16 points and eight boards in the loss.

Iowa's final game epitomized its season, as the Hawkeyes (20-13) started out strong and ultimately fell flat as they missed all eight of their shots in extra session to lose for the seventh time in their last eight games.

There were five lead changes and three ties in the final 3:07 of regulation, but overtime was all Tennessee.

Stokes, who was hit with a technical foul for a high elbow early in the second half, opened it with a three-point play, and McRae added a layup for a five- point Tennessee lead.

Aaron White went 1-of-2 at the foul line to make it a four-point game, but that wound up being the only point Iowa scored over the final five minutes.

The Vols also went without a field goal the rest of the way, but they made nine of their 10 free throws to advance to the round of 64.

Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery made it to UD Arena in time for tip-off having flown back from Iowa City earlier to be with his 13-year old son while he underwent surgery to remove a thyroid tumor.

"It was a day that, needless to say, has been very difficult," said McCaffery, who added his son can potentially return home from the hospital on Thursday if everything goes as planned. "It puts wins and losses in perspective."

McCaffery's bunch jumped on top early as the Vols missed their first seven shots and found themselves trailing 8-0 before the first official timeout.

A Josh Oglesby 3-pointer gave the Hawkeyes a 16-4 lead a little more than eight minutes in, but Tennessee stayed within striking distance and scored 10 of the last 12 points in the half, including two on McRae's buzzer-beating leaner, to pull within 29-26.

Richardson's 3-pointer 5 1/2 minutes into the second half evened things at 37-37, but Woodbury answered with a jumper at the other end to keep Tennessee from taking its first lead.

That came when Antonio Barton hit from long range with 3:07 remaining to cap a 7-0 run that gave the Vols a 59-57 advantage.

It was back-and-forth the rest of regulation, with Jeronne Maymon providing the final lead change on a layup while being fouled. Maymon missed the free throw, but the rebound, thanks to a good hustle play by Stokes, was knocked out of bounds by Iowa.

Stokes was fouled away from the basket with time winding down on the shot clock and made 1-of-2 from the line with 25.5 seconds to go, leaving it a two- point game.

Marble drained a tying 18-footer with a hand in his face, then closed out on McRae's stepback jumper that drew iron at the buzzer.

Game Notes

Tennessee's reserves were outscored by a 35-4 margin ... The Vols had not reached the NCAA Tournament the previous two years, while Iowa was making its first appearance in eight years ... The Hawkeyes have not won a tourney game since 2001 when they upended Creighton in the first round.

03/20 01:15:36 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 104
LAL 103
Final
GT 49
UNC 81
 
2nd
CLEM 28
NCSU 24
 
Final
DET 15
BAL 2
 
Final
MIA 7
MIAFLA 1
 
Final
PHI 5
NYY 5
 
Final
BOS 2
NEASTERN 1
 
Final
TOR 7
PIT 8
 
Final
CIN 10
CLE 0
 
Final
OAK 9
SFG 4
 
Final
BOS 1
BOSTONCOLL 0
 
Final
ARI 4
ASU 0
 
Final
CLE 110
BOS 79
Final
CHA 104
LAL 103
Final
NYK 86
SAC 124
Final
ATL 104
HOU 96
 
4th
MEM 80
UTA 89
 
4th
CHI 86
WAS 79
 
2nd
DEN 55
MIL 51
 
Final
UMO 70
AKR 63
 
Final
NAVY 56
ARMY 52
 
Final
BST 60
EMICH 67
 
Final
BUT 54
GEOR 60
 
Final
IND 63
IOWA 77
 
Final
FLGC 81
JVU 63
 
Final
USCU 90
KNST 54
 
Final
BGU 80
KSU 81
 
Final
NKENTUCKY 73
LIP 76
 
Final
HC 62
GHND 45
 
Final
RUTG 50
MD 60
 
Final
GT 49
UNC 81
 
Final
BUF 93
OHIO 66
 
Final
ALA 74
MISS 82
 
Final
DAY 75
RIU 59
 
Final
CMICH 85
TOL 77
 
Final
DET 77
YOUNG 67
 
Final
UNF 81
STET 67
 
Final
ABCHRIST 83
HOUB 71
 
Final
NDAK 78
NEOM 80
 
Final
NILL 65
WMICH 63
 
Final
ILLCH 60
WRST 57
 
2nd
MIZZ 37
AUB 37
 
Half
UGA 32
KENT 32
 
2nd
NW 31
MICH 41
 
2nd
CLEM 28
NCSU 24
 
2nd
UF 26
TEXAM 25
 
Half
KU 26
WVU 40
 
1st
CREI 27
VILL 27
 
Final
PHI 2
CAL 3
Final
NJD 3
NAS 1
Final
CLB 3
WAS 5
Final
TAM 3
BUF 0
 
3rd
FLA 2
TOR 3
 
3rd
MIN 2
OTT 2
 
2nd Intermission
DAL 0
NYI 1
 
2nd
ARI 0
ANA 2
 
1st
VAN 0
SJS 0