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Wolverines fend off Volunteers

Michigan State, Kentucky survive tough games to reach Elite Eight

INDIANAPOLIS – Jordan Morgan scored 15 points and Nik Stauskas had 14, including a key free throw, to help Michigan hold on for a 73-71 victory over Tennessee in Friday's first Midwest Regional semifinal.

The Wolverines (28-8) led by 15 with 10:55 to go, but committed four turnovers in the final 97 seconds. Tennessee (24-13) cut the lead to 72-71 and had a chance to take the lead, but Jarnell Stokes was called for an offensive foul with 6 seconds left.

Stauskas then made 1 of 2 free throws, and Tennessee's long desperation heave was off the mark.

Jordan McRae scored 24 to lead the 11th-seeded Vols.

For most of the first 36 minutes, Michigan was in firm control.

Then came a stunning turnaround by Tennessee, a bubble team that had to win a first round game just to get into the round of 64.

Kentucky 74, Louisville 69: The Wildcats rallied from a 13-point first half deficit to knock off in-state rival Louisville in Indianapolis.

A trio of Wildcats (27-10) scored 15 points in Dakari Johnson, Julius Randle and Aaron Harrison.

Louisville, the defending national champions, went 13-for-23 from the free-throw line, and played the final minutes without forward Montrezl Harrell after he fouled out. Russ Smith scored 23 points for the Cardinals (31-6), and Luke Hancock had 19 points.

Michigan State 61, Virginia 59: The Cavaliers never stopped pushing, but a healthy group of Spartans proved to be too tough at Madison Square Garden.

Branden Dawson had a double-double for the Spartans (29-8) with 24 points and 10 rebounds. Adreian Payne scored 16 points.

Virginia (30-7) was led by Malcolm Brogdon and Joe Harris, who both scored 17 points.

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