The No. 3 Tennessee Volunteers came to a surprising end in the Second Round of the 2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, losing 76-68 to the No. 11 Michigan Wolverines. Freshman guard Kennedy Chandler took the loss hard, but Michigan head coach Juwan Howard was there to show his support to their young opponent. Following the Volunteers’ loss, Howard was there to console Chandler, embracing him and offering some words of encouragement.
Juwan Howard consoling an emotional Kennedy Chandler after the game. Real. ❤️— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) March 20, 2022
Chandler continued to build on a stellar freshman season with the Vols, totaling 19 points, nine assists and four rebounds in Saturday’s loss to the Wolverines. Tennessee had been favored by a seven-point margin heading into the game, but ultimately couldn’t keep up with Michigan, who shot 50% from the field and 37.5% from the three-point range.