9:55 PM ET, March 18, 2010
Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The whole family came down from Massachusetts to join Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl on his 50th birthday."He's from 20 minutes away from here, so it's really special to be here, playing in front of his old family," said his son Steven, a backup forward on the Volunteers. "All of our aunts and uncles live up here, so that's been special, and a lot of friends have come to support us."
• Tennessee advanced to the second round of the tournament for the fourth time in the last five seasons.
• It was the Vols' first win in the tournament against a team from Mountain West Conference.
• Four players scored in double-figures for Tennessee including 15 points each from J.P. Prince and Melvin Goins.
• D.J. Gay finished with a game-high 16 points in the loss for San Diego State, which is 0-6 all-time in the tournament.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
PROVIDENCE, RI - MARCH 18: Billy White #32 of the San Diego State Aztecs dunks the ball in the first half against...(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||20-52 (.385)||20-52 (.385)|
|3P Made-Attempted||3-18 (.167)||8-17 (.471)|
|FT Made-Attempted||16-21 (.762)||14-18 (.778)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||16 (0/0)||19 (0/0)|
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