Tennessee basketball has at least one thing to take joy in despite a rough day overall, as the No. 1 Lady Vols outlasted No. 8 Marquette, 79-71, in the second round of the 2011 NCAA Women's Tournament. They'll advance to the Sweet 16 in Dayton, where they'll square off against No. Ohio State.
The Buckeyes took down No. 5 Georgia Tech 67-60 after trailing at the half. In the Philadelphia region, No. 2 Duke topped No. 10 Marist 71-66 to meet No. 3 DePaul, who beat No. 6 Penn State 75-73.
The women's bracket has been just about the chalkiest thing possible, especially when compared to the utter mayhem of the men's tournament. Vols fans needn't be the only ones finding solace in the women's tourney -- fans of sane and orderly playoff progression everywhere should consider filling out women's brackets next year.