College Hoops Player of the Day for Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Tennessee outscored Iowa 14-1 in overtime, earning them a trip to the next round in the NCAA tournament.
Jarnell Stokes, who powered the Volunteers with 18 points and 13 rebounds, made a three-point play with a layup and made free throw 31 seconds into the extra period that turned out to be more than the Vols needed.
Following a bucket by Jordan McRae, he and Anotnio Barton knocked dow nine of ten free throws to complete the scoring for the 78-65 win. McRae led all scorers with 20 points.
The 11th-seeded Vols advance to play #6 Massachusetts in the Midwest region on Friday.
In the other First Four game Wednesday, Cal Poly defeated Texas Southern, 81-69, and will play #1 seed in the Midwest, Wichita State, Friday night.
16 games are on the slate both Thursday and Friday, the action beginning at 12:15 Thursday when South region #6 Ohio State meets #11 Dayton.