banner

College Basketball

more stats

NCAA Game Summary - Tennessee vs. Michigan



(Friday, March 28th)

Final Score: Michigan 73, Tennessee 71

Indianapolis, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - After breaking the team tournament record with 14 3-pointers against Texas in the third round, Michigan was on pace to challenge that mark again.

Until a cold spell and a Tennessee onslaught nearly spoiled another trip to the Elite Eight. And when Jordan McRae's heave from halfcourt soared over the backboard, it was finally able to exhale.

Jordan Morgan had 15 points and seven rebounds, while Nik Stauskas added 14 and the Wolverines held off Tennessee, 73-71, in a Midwest Regional semifinal.

Second-seeded Michigan (28-8), which finished 11-of-20 from deep following a 14-of-28 performance against Texas, will face eighth-seeded Kentucky in the Midwest Regional final on Sunday.

Michigan, which made 7-of-9 3-point attempts in the first half, built an advantage as large as 15 over the final 20 minutes. The 11th-seeded Volunteers (24-13) used an 11-2 run to get back in it and capitalized on four straight Michigan turnovers later to make it interesting in the closing seconds.

After Josh Richardson banked in a floater with 24.6 seconds on the clock, the Vols trapped Glenn Robinson III along the right endline and his pass bounced past Caris LeVert near halfcourt. The third consecutive Michigan giveaway led to a McRae layup to make it 72-71.

LeVert then stepped out of bounds on the ensuing inbounds, but Jarnell Stokes was called for an offensive foul with six seconds to go.

"I don't think I fouled him," Stokes said. "But it was a smart play for him to try to take the charge."

Stauskas split a pair of free throws to extend the Wolverines edge to 73-71 and McRae's heave from halfcourt was well off the mark.

"So pleased to get this win," Michigan head coach John Beilein said. "Certainly it was a lot of drama at the end, but we've had a lot of that this year and a win is a win."

Robinson scored 13, LeVert supplied 10 and Zak Irvin knocked down three triples for nine points in the triumph.

McRae netted a game-high 24 points on 9-of-18 shooting, while Richardson added 19 for Tennessee, which had won eight of its last nine coming in after becoming the third team to advance to the Sweet 16 from the First Four.

The game was tied 7-7 before Stauskas began an 8-0 flurry with a triple and ended it with a dunk to give Michigan a 15-7 lead four-plus minutes in.

Tennessee answered back with six straight makes from the field and a McRae jumper staked it to a 21-20 edge a little before the midway point of the half.

Irvin then nailed back-to-back deep left wing triples to jumpstart a 16-4 Wolverines surge, which LeVert capped with a layup for a 36-25 advantage.

Michigan led 45-34 at the break. The Wolverines shot 61.5 percent (16-of-26) in the opening 20 minutes.

"I think the first half we were kind of playing soft defense. We let them get through and get to the rack whenever they wanted," Richardson said.

A Spike Albrecht layup gave Michigan's its largest advantage at 60-45 with 10:56 to play.

The Vols, though, held the Wolverines to just one field goal over the next 4 1/2 minutes as they went on an 11-2 surge to get within 62-56 with 6:45 to play.

Game Notes

Michigan shot 55.1 percent (27-of-49) from the floor ... Stokes finished with 11 points and six rebounds ... Tennessee held a 44-28 points in the paint advantage.

03/29 01:10:26 ET

Other Stories

  • CBB: North Carolina vs. Ohio State

    Tomorrow at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • CBB: UCLA vs Kentucky

    Tomorrow at 3:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: San Diego at San Francisco

    Tomorrow at 8:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Panthers vs. Cleveland

    Monday at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • WBB: Duke vs. UMass Lowell

    Tonight at 6:30 on 620am

  • NFL: Philadelphia at Washington

    Tomorrow at 4:25 pm on 620am

Scoreboard
Local
7:00pm Tonight
PHI
CHA
7:00pm Tonight
PHI
CHA
7:00pm Tonight
ORL
UTA
7:30pm Tonight
CLE
BRK
7:30pm Tonight
BOS
MIN
7:30pm Tonight
DET
TOR
7:30pm Tonight
MIA
WAS
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
CHI
8:00pm Tonight
SAN
POR
9:00pm Tonight
DEN
LAC
10:30pm Tonight
LAL
OKC
2nd
YOUNG 90
WILB 67
 
2nd
TULA 25
JST 18
 
6:00pm Tonight
RAD
SIENA
 
7:00pm Tonight
MERC
COOK
 
7:00pm Tonight
BUCK
CASEWEST
 
7:00pm Tonight
LIB
CPNC
 
7:00pm Tonight
SCAR
CLEM
7:00pm Tonight
CMICH
CONC
 
7:00pm Tonight
MIAMI
EKENT
7:00pm Tonight
GWEBB
HIWASSEE
 
7:00pm Tonight
ODU
MDES
 
7:00pm Tonight
BUF
NIAG
 
7:00pm Tonight
KSU
NCAT
 
7:00pm Tonight
FAM
UNF
 
7:00pm Tonight
NORST
NARZ
 
7:00pm Tonight
DART
NILL
 
7:00pm Tonight
MORE
NKENTUCKY
 
7:00pm Tonight
UCSB
SDCHR
 
7:00pm Tonight
STJ
GAELS
7:00pm Tonight
ALA
STILL
 
7:00pm Tonight
HAMP
TENST
 
7:00pm Tonight
TENN
TENT
7:00pm Tonight
WMARY
WSHMD
 
7:30pm Tonight
FLGC
FUR
 
7:30pm Tonight
CALST
SDKST
 
8:00pm Tonight
MTST
CHAT
8:00pm Tonight
NDAK
DICKINSON
 
8:00pm Tonight
LAMON
LSUALEX
 
8:00pm Tonight
PRIN
LIP
 
8:00pm Tonight
LAM
MLGN
 
8:00pm Tonight
MINN
SEAT
 
8:00pm Tonight
LOYC
SUTAH
 
8:00pm Tonight
SELA
WINT
 
8:05pm Tonight
SILL
NO
 
9:00pm Tonight
MARQ
ALAAM
 
9:00pm Tonight
TTU
ARKPB
 
9:00pm Tonight
DEN
COLST
9:00pm Tonight
CREI
TXPA
 
10:00pm Tonight
CAL
EWASH
10:05pm Tonight
UTST
IDST
 
11:00pm Tonight
UTEP
ARZ
11:59pm Tonight
CHAM
HAW
 
7:00pm Tonight
NJD
TAM
7:30pm Tonight
OTT
ANA
7:30pm Tonight
DET
NYI
8:00pm Tonight
WIN
BOS
9:00pm Tonight
CAL
DAL