March Madness - Tennessee Defeats Massachusetts 86-67 - Recap
Tennessee got a 26-point performance from Jarnell Stokes, who added 14 rebounds as Tennessee ran past Massachusetts 86-67 on Friday at PNC Arena.
Bettors who backed Tennessee were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 6 at sportsbooks.
Jordan McRae had 21 points for Tennessee and Josh Richardson chipped in with 15 points. Josh Richardson had 5 assists for them, while Jarnell Stokes was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 14 boards.
Massachusetts got a 12-point performance from Maxie Esho, who was supported by 12 points from Chaz Williams. Chaz Williams had 5 assists in a losing cause for Massachusetts, while Cady Lalanne grabbed 7 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Tennessee were victorious, as the score was 41-22 at the break.
Tennessee won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 37-33.