I guess I shouldn't have gone to bed.
When a team that normally shoots a little over 36% on its three-pointers hits 60% in the first half, the expectation is that they'll have a big drought in the second half to bring them back down to the right level. That's mathematically incorrect, of course, but even that's beside the point; after shooting 9 of 15 from behind the arc in the first half, Tennessee went on to hit 7 of 16 threes in the second half, not exactly a big letdown (and still better than their season average).
So how does a team shoot better than 50% on their threes and still lose? Well, Ohio State got 18 more free throws, that might have something to do with it (however, having watched UT's game against Virginia on Saturday, I can't say I'm surprised by that disparity). But check out their field-goal percentage: when you're hitting more threes than twos, that indicates a problem finding open shots. And 47% on free throws? Ouch.
For the sake of my bracket (really, for the sake of destroying the brackets of those ahead of me in the office pool), I'll be rooting for USC tonight, but I get the feeling we're going to be watching three 1-vs.-2 games and a 1-vs.-3 game this weekend.