Michigan routs Tennessee 75-45

By: AP
By: AP

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Zack Novak scored 14 points, including
two 3-pointers in a decisive spurt to start the second half, and
Michigan beat listless Tennessee 75-45 on Friday in the West
region.

The loss was the eighth in 12 games for the Volunteers (19-15),
and coach Bruce Pearl's future is in question after his athletic
director recently said "the jury is still out" on whether Pearl
will return.

In only their second NCAA tournament appearance since 1998, the
eighth-seeded Wolverines (21-13) turned a four-point halftime lead
into a rout when they got hot from the outside and found a way to
stop Tennessee freshman Tobias Harris.

After scoring 19 points and not missing a combined 13 shots from
the field and foul line in the first half, Harris went scoreless on
0-of-5 shooting as ninth-seeded Tennessee was outscored 42-16.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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