2019 ScheduleAll times ET

2019 Schedule
31-5, 2nd in SEC
Vols seeking first Elite 8 berth since 2010 (1:32)
Williams: I 'feel like a 5th grader on Skittles' (1:35)
Williams keys Vols' OT win over Iowa (0:36)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Tennessee's Grant Williams showed in overtime why he's one of the nation's top players, and Lamonte Turner led the defensive effort as the Vols survived 83-77 to advance to the Sweet 16. Iowa was on the 7 of tying the largest comeback (25 points) in NCAA tournament history. Hawkeyes guards Isaiah Moss and Jordan Bohannon matched Tennessee's talented backcourt, but Williams' six points and a steal in the extra session pushed the Vols forward to face Purdue.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Starting with Tyler Cook, Iowa has out-hustled and outplayed Tennessee throughout the second half. The best example came after an Isaiah Moss missed free throw, as Nicholas Baer fought to tap the ball out, setting up a Jordan Bohannon 3-pointer. After trailing by 25 points in the first half, the Hawkeyes have every chance to win this game. They're also two Tennessee fouls away from the double bonus with 7:55 left.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

After 60 brutal minutes at the NCAA tournament, Iowa's Tyler Cook has announced himself in the second half. Cook has scored Iowa's first nine points of the half to reduce Tennessee's lead to 14 with 15:18 to play. Also notable: Tennessee stars Grant Williams and Admiral Schofield both have three fouls, and Iowa gets to the line a ton and can hit 3-pointers in bunches. Not over yet in Columbus.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Tennessee played the first half like a team with no interest in leaving this tournament early again. The Vols showed great inside-outside balance on offense (eight layups, one dunk, six 3-pointers) and stifled Iowa's Tyler Cook and Joe Wieskamp, who went 0-of-9 from the field combined. Tennessee hasn't even needed much from Grant Williams, as Admiral Schofield (17 points), Lamonte Turner (8 points), Jordan Bone (7 points, 3 assists) and others have proven too much.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Tennessee's offense has been excellent (52.2 percent shooting, two turnovers in 12:04), but its defense has been just as superb. The Vols are collapsing well on Luka Garza and Tyler Cook, the latter now 0-of-4 from the field. They are also preventing Joe Wieskamp from driving the baseline. The Hawkeyes aren't finding any offensive flow, and their defense, so good against Cincinnati in the second half, hasn't slowed down a much faster Tennessee team.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

A blistering start for Tennessee, which has made 8 of its first 12 shots, including two early 3-pointers from Admiral Schofield, who hit three in the final 4:05 Friday. Jordan Bone has been very effective penetrating the Hawkeyes' zone defense. Iowa's Tyler Cook, meanwhile, is off to another bad start, missing his first three shots with a turnover. Joe Wieskamp, who had 19 points in his NCAA tournament debut, has missed his first three shots.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Must be a strong free-throw shooter.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Starting lineups and officials for Iowa-Tennessee here in Columbus. Iowa: G Jordan Bohannon, G Isaiah Moss, G Joe Wieskamp, F Tyler Cook, F Luka Garza Tennessee: G Jordan Bone, G Lamonte Turner, G Admiral Schofield, F Grant Williams, F Kyle Alexander Officials: Terry Ogelsby, Don Daily, Tim Clougherty, Darron George (standby)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Tennessee's Grant Williams is confident that teammates will pick up his scoring load at times, like in the Colgate game: "We know that each person can score the basketball. We don't have to worry about forcing a shot. ... I know that my guys will knock down shots if they're open, and if they don't, I'm giving it to ‘em again to try again because they won't miss two in a row."

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Tennessee's Kyle Alexander: "We can't be thinking about our legacy and all that stuff. We've done a lot of great things this year as a team, we've broken a lot of records, guys have gotten a lot of accolades. But we've gotten there by focusing on the right now."

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Tennessee's Admiral Schofield grew up in an Illinois home where Iowa was not beloved. "We're not big Iowa Hawkeye fans." He watched his brother, former Wisconsin football player O'Brien Schofield, face the Hawkeyes annually. Admiral also played AAU ball against teams from Iowa. "My brother did say, ‘Man, you got to get them Hawkeyes.'"

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Tennessee players checking out the end of Maryland-LSU. They didn't seem overly thrilled that the Tigers had come back to take the lead. Asked who he's rooting for, Admiral Schofield said, "The Vols."

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Iowa forward Tyler Cook knows what he has to do better in the team's second-round matchup with Tennessee: "Make layups. I missed layups [against Cincinnati]. That's the one thing that kept me from having a really good game, honestly. I made some layups today in practice, so I feel confident. ... I went like 1-for-9 and had like seven layups that I missed. I'll just make layups [Sunday]."

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Tennessee coach Rick Barnes on Vanderbilt's dismissal of Bryce Drew earlier Friday: "You hate to see if for someone that I respect as much as I respect Bryce. And after three years, it's tough. And there's a lot of things that happened to them this year that I think was out of his control, and in Darius Garland going down, because they were a different team. ... This business, after three years, it's very tough."

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Jordan Burns (32 points) and Colgate gave Tennessee a tremendous test, especially without its top scorer Rapolas Ivanauskas for most of the game. But Tennessee's backcourt depth of Jordan Bone, Jordan Bowden, Lamonte Turner and ultimately Admiral Schofield proved too good down the stretch. Grant Williams also made contributions despite only nine points.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Tennessee stars Admiral Schofield and Grant Williams have been relatively quiet today until the final minutes. Schofield hit second-half 3-pointers in the final 4:01, including one with 45.8 seconds left, to put the Vols up 73-64. Colgate has made it tough on Williams, but his patience in passing and a huge shot block against Jordan Burns have been huge late.

Team Stats

Points Per Game82.2
Rebounds Per Game37.7
Assists Per Game18.1
Points Allowed68.592nd

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record19-21
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances20