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UMass falls to Tenn. 86-67 in NCAA Tournament

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Massachusetts guard Chaz Williams (3) shoots over Tennessee forward Jeronne Maymon (34) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball second-round tournament game, Friday, March 21, 2014, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) Massachusetts guard Chaz Williams (3) shoots over Tennessee forward Jeronne Maymon (34) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball second-round tournament game, Friday, March 21, 2014, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
RALEIGH, NC (WSHM) -

The sixth-seeded UMass Minutemen lost 86-67 to the 11th-seeded Tennessee Volunteers Friday afternoon in Raleigh, NC.

This was the first time the UMass Minutemen appeared in the NCAA Tournament in 16 years.

Tune in to CBS 3 Springfield news at 6 p.m. for recaps of the game and live reports from Amherst.

UMass Coach Derek Kellogg told CBS 3 how much it means to him, as a former UMass player, to lead his team back to the big dance.

"Well 15 years has been a long time and this is something that we've worked long and hard for," said Kellogg. "Not only our staff, but our families and giving our time and effort to the community and the basketball program. So to see it come to fruition and to have your name called on Selection Sunday is a testament for a lot of hard work from a lot of people from the basketball program and throughout the university."

Local UMass fans watched the game at the Amherst Brewing Company. CBS 3's Hugh Zeitlin is in attendance and will bring you the latest from Amherst at 6 p.m.

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