Per ESPN: RALEIGH, N.C. -- Jordan McRae flew in to throw down a dunk on the break and increase Tennessee's big first-half lead, then came down the floor to scream triumphantly toward the orange-clad fans near the court.
Confident? Check. Enthusiastic? Yep.
Maybe playing in the First Four to get the jitters out wasn't such a bad thing for these Volunteers after all. Jarnell Stokes scored a career-high 26 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to help Tennessee beat Massachusetts 86-67 on Friday in the second round of the NCAA Midwest Regional, earning the program's most lopsided win in the tournament in seven years. Complete Recap Box Score