Tennessee advances to Elite Eight for second time in program history

No. 2 seed Tennessee (27-8, 14-4 SEC) defeated No. 3 seed Creighton (25-10, 14-6 Big East), 82-75, in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan.

The Bluejays led, 35-34, at halftime.

Tennessee advances to the Elite Eight for the second time in program history.

Tennessee led by as many as 16 points in the second half before the Bluejays pulled to within three points.

Dalton Knecht totaled 24 points, five rebounds and five assists and was one of three Tennessee players to score 10-plus points in the contest.

Zakai Zeigler recorded 18 points, six assists and four rebounds, while Josiah-Jordan James finished with 17 points, four rebounds and two assists for Tennessee.

Santiago Vescovi did not play for the Vols due to illness..

Jahmai Mashack started for Tennessee and recorded four points, eight rebounds and two assists.

Baylor Scheirman scored a game-high 25 points for the Bluejays.

Story originally appeared on Vols Wire