Tennessee Vols come back after 18-pt deficit only to lose in OT [videos]

In case you missed it the Tennessee Vols made history despite losing the game that would have moved them into the Sweet 16.

Tennessee is the first team to play back-to-back overtime games in the NCAA Tournament since Florida in 2011, ESPN reports.

The Tennessean writes:

A disastrous 24 minutes for the Vols — leaving them down 18 to the Purdue Boilermakers in the South regional semifinals — made way for 16 minutes of the most inspired basketball they’ve played. And some of the craziest we’ve seen in this tournament, which is saying something.

Vols came back from an 18-point deficit to lose in Over Time:


After a bunch of blunders:

They could not finish, and when this was over — South Region No. 3 seed Purdue 99, No. 2 seed Tennessee 94 in overtime — there was visible pain on that UT bench beyond the average season-ending loss.

Still, there was gratitude all around:




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