Scotty Hopson had 18 points when nobody else seemed able to score, and No. 24 Tennessee rallied behind embattled coach Bruce Pearl to beat Virginia Commonwealth 77-72 Wednesday night in the semifinals of the NIT Season Tip-Off.
Trae Golden, playing in place of an injured Melvin Goins, hit a pair of free throws with 7.2 seconds left and Tennessee (No. 23 ESPN/USA Today, No. 24 AP) beat Missouri State 60-56 in the second round of the NIT Season Tip-Off on Wednesday night.
Joe Lunardi goes a bit deeper into his newest Bracketology, looking at the plummets of UNC and UConn as well as the rises of South Carolina, Cornell, New Mexico, Vandy and Charlotte. Uh, Ole Miss? That's not as good.