The Wolverines outscored the Vols 42-16 in the second half in a 75-45 rout that could have been an ugly ending to the Bruce Pearl era at Tennessee. Seven Michigan players scored at least eight points led by Zack Novak's 14. Matt Vogrich sparked the Wolverines in the first half when they made a late run to take a four point lead. Vogrich scored 11 points going a perfect 5-5 from the field. Freshman Tim Hardaway Jr also scored 11 points for the Wolverines.
Tobias Harris scored all 19 of his points in the first half for the Volunteers who turned the ball over 18 times while shooting only 35% from the floor.
Late in the first half, Michigan coach John Beilein switched defenses to a 1-3-1 zone alignment that frustrated the Volunteers. The Wolverines closed the first half on a run and never let up in the second. At one point in the second half, Tennessee went over eight minutes without scoring a basket while Michigan continued to poor it on.
With the win, Michigan advances to the third round of the NCAA Tournament where they will face the winner of the game between Duke and Hampton.