PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - J.P. Prince scored 18 points, and Brian
Williams and Wayne Chism had 12 rebounds apiece on Saturday to lead
sixth-seeded Tennessee to an 83-68 victory over No. 14 seed Ohio on
Saturday in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
It's the third time in four years Bruce Pearl's Volunteers have
reached the NCAA's second weekend. Tennessee (27-8) will play the
winner of Sunday's Ohio State-Georgia Tech game in the Midwest
Regional semifinals in St. Louis.
Tommy Freeman scored 23 points for Ohio, which was the lowest
seed to get out of the first round. But he got little help from
Armon Bassett and freshman D.J. Cooper, the guards who starred in
the first-round victory over third-seeded Georgetown but combined
for 23 points on 7-of-23 shooting against Tennessee.
The Bobcats (22-15) trailed by six midway through the second
half before the Vols went on a 10-1 run.