The 16th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers (3-1) will face the Georgetown Hoyas in the second round of the Maui Invitational tonight in Lahaina, Hawaii.
The Badgers jumped out to a 17-point lead in the first half, then held off the Tennessee Volunteers in the second half for a 74-62 victory.
Bronson Koenig scored 21 points and Nigel Hayes added 17 points and 10 rebounds.
Tennessee rallied to take the lead in the second half before Koenig and Hayes took over to help the Badgers pull away and win.
Ethan Happ added 16 points for the Badgers, who shot 56% from the field and out-rebounded Tennessee by 11.
Wisconsin hit its first five shots to start the game with a 12-0 lead.
Georgetown beat number-12 Oregon 65-61, earning the right to face the Badgers in the second round tonight.