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No. 5 Villanova storms back to beat Vols

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(TSX / STATS) -- Tennessee took an analytical approach after upsetting No. 18 Purdue on Wednesday with the task of facing No. 5 Villanova on Thursday in a semifinal game of the Battle 4 Atlantis at Paradise Island, Bahamas.

"We told our guys that if you feel confident beating a team like Purdue, imagine how confident Villanova feels coming off an NCAA title two years ago and winning 32 games last year," Tennessee coach Rick Barnes said. "They exude confidence. They take everybody's best shot night in and night out. Sure enough, they showed us what they're all about in the second half.

"Our guys got a chance to see what a really good team does when the chips are down."

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