March 18, 2007

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  • Today's game is the 11th meeting between Virginia and Tennessee. The Cavaliers hold an 7-4 edge in the series.

  • Tennessee now is 11-15 all-time in NCAA Tournament play. Virginia now is 22-16 in NCAA Tournament games.

  • This was the third meeting between Virginia and Tennessee in the NCAA Tournament. The two previous games went to Virginia in 1981 and 1982, when the Cavaliers were No. 1 seeds in the tournament.

  • Tennessee's last Sweet 16 appearance was during the 2000 Tournament, where it lost to North Carolina, 74-69, in the regional semifinals. Like 2000, when Tennessee played in the regional in Austin, Texas, the Vols will travel to the Lone Star state for South Regional action in San Antonio this year.

  • Tennessee now advances to the South Regional where it will face a rematch with Ohio State in the Sweet 16. Earlier this season the Buckeyes defeated Tennessee 68-66 in Columbus Jan. 13. Tennessee is 0-3 all-time vs. Ohio State. The teams have never met in the NCAA Tournament.

  • Tennessee has trailed at halftime in eight games this season, including today's 38-35 deficit. They are now 4-4 in those games.

  • Tennessee began the second half with a 14-4 run, turning a 38-35 deficit into a 49-42 lead. Virginia never reclaimed the lead after a JaJuan Smith layup put Tennessee ahead 44-42 with 15:05 remaining.

  • Tennessee head coach Bruce Pearl is 5-3 in NCAA Tournament games (3-1 at Tennessee, 2-2 at Wisconsin-Milwaukee).

  • The teams combined to make 53 of 68 free throws in the game.





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