Vols tough out overtime NCAA tournament win against Iowa

photo Tennessee guard Jordan McRae (52) drives against Iowa in the first half of a first-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Dayton, Ohio.

DAYTON, Ohio - Tennessee took a bus a little more than 300 miles up Interstate 75 for an NCAA tournament game.

The Volunteers had no desire to take one back to Knoxville.

The impending red-eye flight to Raleigh, N.C., for its second-round game a little more than 36 hours away didn't put a damper on Tennessee's locker room after the fashion in which the Vols fought to earn themselves another game.

After falling into a 12-point hole in the game's opening eight minutes and repeatedly going down five points most of a tight second half, Tennessee outscored Iowa 14-1 in overtime to notch a gritty 78-65 win in the NCAA tournament's "First Four" on Wednesday night at the University of Dayton Arena.