Columbus: Tanner Gone Wild!

By - March 16, 2007


Tanner Wild squared up with four seconds remaining and lofted a 23-foot jumper that snapped through the net.

Three points!

The several hundred Tennessee fans seated behind the team's bench went berserk. After all, Wild -- a seldom-used sophomore reserve -- has logged just a handful of garbage-time minutes in nine games all season long. And those three points were his first of the entire season.

The seemingly meaningless basket -- which closed out the scoring at 121-86 -- had a historical significance as well. Tennessee's scoring total established a school record for points in a single game and were the most points in any NCAA Tournament game since Loyola Marymount hung 149 points on defending national champ Michigan in the second round of the '90 tourney.

Posted by at 04:47 PM on March 16, 2007
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