Photos and postgame: Tennessee 83, Hawkeyes 77, OT

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COLUMBUS, OHIO – MARCH 24: Nicholas Baer #51 and Luka Garza #55 of the Iowa Hawkeyes react after being defeated 83-77 by the Tennessee Volunteers in the Second Round of the NCAA Basketball Tournament at Nationwide Arena on March 24, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Tenth-seeded Iowa nearly pulled off another historic comeback Sunday, sending a game the Hawkeyes were losing by 25 to overtime tied at 71 — the first overtime game in this year’s tournament.

Instead, Tennessee avoided one of the biggest meltdowns in NCAA Tournament history, letting a 21-point halftime lead slip away before winning in overtime 83-77 and advancing to the Sweet 16. The Hawkeyes finish the season at 23-12, their highest win total since 2012-13.

The biggest NCAA Tournament comeback was BYU’s 25-point rally past Iona in the First Four in 2012. 

The last time the teams played also was in the NCAA Tournament, with Tennessee rallying from a 12-point deficit to a 78-65 overtime victory in the First Four at Dayton in 2014. Full story

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