Tennessee's Tariq Owens is surrounded by Mercer's Niklas Ney, Phillip Leonard, Jibri Bryan and Stephon Jelks, from left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Knoxville, Tenn., on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/The Knoxville News Sentinel, Saul Young)
Tennessee's Tariq Owens is surrounded by Mercer's Niklas Ney, Phillip Leonard, Jibri Bryan and Stephon Jelks, from left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Knoxville, Tenn., on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/The Knoxville News Sentinel, Saul Young) AP
Tennessee's Tariq Owens is surrounded by Mercer's Niklas Ney, Phillip Leonard, Jibri Bryan and Stephon Jelks, from left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Knoxville, Tenn., on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/The Knoxville News Sentinel, Saul Young) AP
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