Vols survive Butler in overtime

Sunday, March 23, 2008 at 3:30pm

Wayne Chism scored 16 points and Tyler Smith had 15 and a key blocked shot in overtime as the No. 2 seed Tennessee Volunteers advanced to the Sweet 16 with a 76-71 win over Butler on Sunday.

JaJuan Smith scored 11 points for the Vols, who held off a stiff challenge from the No. 7 seeded Bulldogs. Butler took a two-point lead in overtime, but Tennessee came back with buckets from Wayne Chism and Ramar Smith and held on to the lead late.

Tennessee will now play the Louisville-Oklahoma winner in the Sweet 16.

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By: courier37027 on 12/31/69 at 6:00

In a related story the Vanderbilt and Kentucky fans running smack last week will temporarily and mysteriously lose their ability to type. This condition will last until Thursday or until the Vols are bounced out of the tournament. First round loss-itis is commonly caused by running your mouth on the message board without your team's ability to back up your smack.Carry on.

By: frank brown on 12/31/69 at 6:00

I have been reading and posting on this board for a couple of years. I have never understood why for some people logic is overwhelmed by their loyalty and love for an athletic team. It is not confined to just Vandy & Kentucky fans but UT fans and Titan fans as well