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Pearl (center) during the game yesterday.(Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

In a thrilling contest that went down to the last minute late last night, Bruce Pearl’s Tennessee Volunteers—Tablet Magazine’s official NCAA basketball team—held off the San Diego State Aztecs 62-59. Tomorrow, they face 14-seed Ohio, who pulled off a tremendous upset of the Georgetown Hoyas, in Providence, Rhode Island. Once again, they’re the favored team. Go Vols!

Kaplan’s Korner list the Jewish players in the tournament. One is obvious: Tennessee’s Steve Pearl, who shares both his last name and half his DNA with his coach. And it’s not shocking that the Cornell Big Red—RIGHT NOW playing Temple in a first-round game—have a Jew on their team (as does Temple!). But Duke’s Jon Scheyer—the runner-up for ACC Player of the Year—is of the Tribe? Maybe we should all root for Duke?

No, no we shouldn’t.

Jewps ‘Madness’ [Kaplan’s Korner]
Earlier: Go Vols!





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