No. 2 Vols fall to No. 3 Purdue 99-94 in Sweet 16 overtime thriller

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Louisville, KY. (WATE) Again, it came down to overtime against a Big 10 opponent. This time, it was a different result. No. 2 seed Tennessee’s cardiac-inducing NCAA Tournament run came to a finish Thursday night in Louisville at the hands of No. 3 seed Purdue 99-94, after rallying from a 15-point first half deficit to force overtime.

Tennessee led 82-80 with less than 2 seconds left when officials whistled Lamonte Turner on a questionable foul call that allowed Purdue junior Carsen Edwards to step to the free throw line and make two to send the game to overtime.

Grant Williams led the Vols with 21 points and 7 rebounds before fouling out in overtime. Admiral Schofield, after scoring just 1 point in a sluggish, out of sorts first half, finished with 19 and 9 rebounds. Jordan Bowden scored 16 points, while Lamonte Turner had 15 points, while Jordan Bowden added 16 points.

Carsen Edwards led the Boilermakers with 29 points, while Ryan Cline had 27.

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