PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Melvin Goins made his fourth 3-pointer
with 19 seconds left after San Diego State cut the deficit to one
point, and Tennessee held off the Aztecs 62-59 on Thursday night to
advance to the second round of the NCAA tournament's Midwest
The sixth-seeded Volunteers (26-8) will play Saturday against
No. 14 seed Ohio, an easy upset winner over third-seeded
Georgetown. A victory would put Tennessee in the round of 16 for
the third time in four years.
Goins and J.P. Prince scored 15 points apiece for Tennessee on
coach Bruce Pearl's 50th birthday.
D.J. Gay had 16 points for No. 11 seed San Diego State (25-9).
Kawhi Leonard scored 12 with 10 rebounds, but he missed a
well-guarded 3-pointer at the buzzer that would have tied it.
The Aztecs have never won an NCAA tournament game.
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