Tennessee fans react to tense win over Iowa in NCAA Tournament

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It took overtime, but Tennessee is dancing into the Sweet 16 for just the eighth time in team history after toppling the 10-seed Iowa Hawkeyes 83-77.

Vols fans experienced a slew of emotions as the Vols jumped out to a 25-point lead before Iowa mounted a stunning second-half comeback to force overtime. 

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Elated. Elated and relieved both, said one of many fans at Fieldhouse Social in Knoxville. 

I was watching on the floor. I was sitting on the floor. I was nervous. I didn’t know how it was going to go there, remarked another. I do feel like the best team won tonight. I think the experience paid off. 

Tennessee advances to play No. 3 Purdue in the South Region semifinal next Thursday.

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