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6th in Big Ten

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Senior 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 Senior 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 Senior 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 Senior 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 Senior 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 Senior 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 Senior Writer 

Must be a strong free-throw shooter.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Senior 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 Senior 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 Senior Writer 

Iowa's Joe Wieskamp, the all-time leading scorer in Iowa Class 4A high school history, once scored his team's first 31 points in a game against Bettendorf. "It was what we call the cake auction, a huge fundraiser for our school [Muscstine], so the gym was absolutely packed," he said. "It was standing-room only. It was a lot of fun that night."

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Senior 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]."

117d

Iowa keeps Big Ten perfect, rallies 79-72 over Cincinnati

Luka Garza scored 20 points, Jordan Bohannon made a three-point play during Iowa's closing surge, and the 10th-seeded Hawkeyes kept the Big Ten perfect in the NCAA Tournament by rallying for a 79-72 victory over No. 7 seed Cincinnati on Friday.

Iowa HC McCaffery credits defense in upset over Cincinnati (1:12)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Senior Writer 

Iowa coach Fran McCaffery on keeping his cool when the Hawkeyes were down 18-5: "When you see me get hot-blooded, there are various reasons for that, and it happens, despite what some people might think, very rarely. It doesn't happen very much in practice. It doesn't happen much in the locker room, at halftime. Oh, that coach went in there and yelled at them? No. But at crunch time and in key moments of the game, you can't lose your mind and start yelling at them. It's only going to lead to more mistakes.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Senior Writer 

Iowa's Joe Wieskamp told me he doesn't consider himself a freshman despite the designation next to his name, and hasn't all season. He said he's played in plenty of big games before today. After a turnover on his first touch against Cincinnati, Wieskamp was nearly flawless with 19 points (4-of-6 on 3-pointers) with five rebounds and a steal. Iowa forward Luka Garza told me the team never lost confidence despite a poor stretch to the regular season.

Team Stats

Points Per Game78.3
Rebounds Per Game35.6
Assists Per Game15.5
Points Allowed73.9244th

Tournament History

Final Fours3
Tournament Record29-27
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances25