Tennessee has fallen short in the fourth quarter too often. But Te'a Cooper -- a freshman playing her first NCAA tournament game -- helped the Lady Vols find their inner steal to beat Green Bay.
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The Lady Vols trailed much of the game against Wisconsin-Green Bay but used a 10-0 run to take control in the final minutes and won 59-53 Friday in the first round of the NCAA women's tournament.
Even when things weren't going well for Tennessee -- which was much of the game -- the Lady Vols kept composure and made just enough key baskets to hold off Green Bay.
Lady Vols in trouble
No. 7-seed Tennessee was trailing Green Bay by 1 point entering the 4th quarter. The Lady Vols are 0-9 this season when trailing after three quarters. Streaming live on WatchESPN
South Carolina is an overwhelming favorite to reach another Final Four, Tennessee might have more to prove than any team, and Florida -- despite lacking momentum -- could be a dark horse.
What will it take to beat UConn? Does Notre Dame have the toughest path of the top seeds? Which team could crash the Final Four? Graham Hays tackles the tough questions, including best openers.
Tesha Buck scored 14 points and top-seeded defending champion Green Bay took control early, coasting to a 64-32 win over second-seeded Milwaukee on Sunday for their 14th Horizon League Tournament
In his final poll of the season, Graham Hays takes a look at each team's player to watch, why each team might find its way into the NCAA tournament, and what lies ahead in Championship Week.
In his final poll of the season, Graham Hays takes a look at each team's player to watch, why each team might find its way into the NCAA tournament and what lies ahead in Championship Week.
For the second consecutive ranking, Florida Gulf Coast tops Graham Hays' mid-major poll. Green Bay climbed back up to No. 2, with South Dakota, South Dakota St. and BYU rounding out the top five.
Florida Gulf Coast topped our preseason mid-major poll but then fell out of the rankings completely. Now, thanks to stellar team defense, the Eagles are back, replacing Green Bay at No. 1.
Green Bay, FGCU and George Washington are 1-2-3 in Graham Hays' mid-major rankings, and San Diego, BYU and Arkansas State broke into the top 10.
Duquesne jumped four spots to No. 3, while Wright State, George Washington and Santa Clara joined Graham Hays' mid-major top-10 rankings.
As the year nears an end, a third No. 1 ascends in Graham Hays' latest mid-major rankings. Florida Gulf Coast, Gonzaga, Duquesne and South Dakota join the top 10.
Army, Idaho and Wright State broke into this week's top 10, but the Flyers maintain the No. 1 spot in Graham Hays' latest mid-major poll.
Without injured star Whitney Knight for the time being, Florida Gulf Coast fell out of the top spot and all the way out of the top 10. Unbeaten Dayton takes over at No. 1.
Fans had mid-majors to thank for much of the fun in the 2015 NCAA tourney. With perhaps the deepest collection of viable mid-major teams of the past decade, this year could be even better.
With President Barack Obama supporting his niece and the rest of Princeton's basketball team a few rows from courtside, the Tigers managed to stay unbeaten.
Princeton's pursuit of perfection
This 3-pointer for Michelle Miller gave Princeton an 8-point lead over Green Bay in the second half. The Tigers are looking for the program's first NCAA tournament win and just the 2nd in Ivy League history.
President Barack Obama attended Saturday's first-round NCAA tournament game between eighth-seeded Princeton and ninth-seeded Green Bay at the Xfinity Center on the campus of the University of Maryland.
Prez watching 30-0 team in action
President Barack Obama is in the arena to watch the undefeated Princeton Tigers women's basketball team play Green Bay in College Park, Maryland. Michelle Obama's niece Leslie Robinson plays for Princeton. Live on WatchESPN
Green Bay and Princeton will play a first-round game the committee hails as a showcase for mid-majors, but which really shows how the deck is stacked against such teams.