Tennessee entered Saturday looking for a trip to the Sweet 16 and stood in a good spot for much of the game. Unfortunately, the Volunteers let a lead slip away late as 11-seed Michigan took the upset to advance.

At halftime, the Volunteers were up 37-32 and playing well. Tennessee kept that rolling into the later parts of the second half.

At the 11-minute mark of the second half, the Vols hit a 7-0 run that spanned 3 minutes. It gave Tennessee a 60-54 lead and appeared to have all the momentum heading into the final stretch.

Unfortunately, Michigan would outscore the Volunteers 22-8 down the stretch. Eli Brooks scored 11 points for the Wolverines in that stretch with some costly turnovers and poor shooting in key moments by Tennessee.

Kennedy Chandler led Tennessee with 19 points and 9 assists while Josiah-Jordan James added 13. Tennessee did not get much help elsewhere.

As a team, the Vols shot a disastrous 2-for-18 from 3-point range. Zakai Zeigler and Santiago Vescovi combined to shoot 1-for-9 from deep in the game.

On the other side of things, Tennessee struggled to have an answer for big man Hunter Dickinson. He finished with a game-high 27 points and 11 rebounds on 8-for-13 shooting with a 3-for-5 night from 3-point range. Brooks finished with 23 points as Michigan overcame the loss of guard DeVante’ Jones who was injured early in the game.