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#12/13 Tennessee Lady Vols play Alabama State at Thompson-Boling Arena

 

#12/13 Tennessee (7-0) vs. Alabama State (1-6)

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 | 1:00pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 12/13 Tennessee (7-0) meets Alabama State (1-6) at 1:00pm CT on Sunday at Thompson-Boling Arena.

The UT-ASU game is the fifth of seven home tilts in UT’s first 10 scheduled contests. It also is the second of a four-game home stand.

The Lady Vols remain undefeated after shutting down Central Arkansas, 77-34, on Thursday night in Knoxville.

The triumph was Tennessee’s fourth at home this season and came on the heels of a three-game sweep in the Cancun Challenge Riviera Tournament, November 23rd-25th. Alabama State, meanwhile, brings a five-game losing streak into Sunday’s contest.

Tennessee Women's Basketball take on Alabama State at Thompson-Bowling Area Sunday at 1:00pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics) «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Lady Vols take on Central Arkansas at Thompson-Boling Arena

 

#12/13 Tennessee (6-0) vs. Central Arkansas (3-1)

Thursday, November 30th, 2017 | 6:00pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 12/13 Tennessee (6-0) meets Central Arkansas (3-1) at 6:00pm CT on Thursday at Thompson-Boling Arena.

The UT-UCA game is the fourth of seven home tilts in UT’s first 10 scheduled contests. It also is the first of a four-game home stand.

The Lady Vols remain undefeated after winning all three games at the Cancun Challenge in Mexico last Thursday through Saturday at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya in Puerto Aventuras.

UT beat a talented No. 20/20 Marquette squad, 101-99, in overtime on Thursday night; held off a previously-unbeaten Oklahoma State squad, 79-69, on Friday evening and closed with a 69-49 victory over a solid South Dakota club on Saturday.

Tennessee Women's Basketball hosts Central Arkansas Thursday at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tip off is at 6:00pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics) «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Lady Vols steam roll South Dakota, 69-49

 

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UT Lady VolsPuerto Aventuras, Mexico – The Lady Vols advanced to 6-0 on the season and went undefeated in the Cancun Challenge, besting South Dakota 69-49 on Saturday at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya Convention Center.
 
Senior Jaime Nared was named MVP of the tournament, combining for 58 points, 34 rebounds, 12 assists and 7 steals to average a double-double over three games.
 
Tennessee had four players in double figures against South Dakota. Rennia Davis and Anastasia Hayes each had 12, while Nared and Russell finished with 11 and 10, respectively.

Tennessee Women's Basketball defeats South Dakota Saturday to win the Cancun Challenge. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball defeats South Dakota Saturday to win the Cancun Challenge. (Tennessee Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols cruise to 79-69 win over Oklahoma State

 

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UT Lady VolsPuerto Aventuras, Mexico – No. 12/14 Tennessee outlasted Oklahoma State, winning 79-69 on day two of the Cancun Challenge.
 
Senior Jaime Nared and Mercedes Russell once again led the team in production, combining for 46 points and 18 rebounds. Nared had 21 points on the day, moving her career point total to 1,004 while adding 10 rebounds to notch her second straight double-double. Russell recorded a season-high 25 points and added eight rebounds.
 
Freshman Rennia Davis logged her third straight double-double, tallying 12 points and 10 rebounds in the contest. 

Tennessee Lady Vols center Mercedes Russell has 25 points and 8 rebounds in victory over Oklahoma State. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Lady Vols center Mercedes Russell has 25 points and 8 rebounds in victory over Oklahoma State. (Tennessee Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols beat #20 Purdue in Overtime, 101-99

 

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UT Lady VolsPuerto Aventuras, Mexico – Double-double performances by seniors Jaime Nared and Mercedes Russell fueled No. 12/14 Tennessee to a 101-99 overtime win over No. 20/20 Marquette on Thursday night at the Hard Rock Hotel Convention Center.
 
Nared got off to a quick start, scoring 15 points in the first half. She finished the day with 26 points, 15 rebounds and six assists for her second double-double this season and the 11th of her career. Russell came on strong in the second half, notching 12 of her 17 points and grabbing 13 of 15 boards in the final 25 minutes of the game. She also posted her second double-double this season and the 32nd of her career.

Tennessee Lady Vols senior center Mercedes Russell had 17 points and 15 rebounds in win over Purdue Thursday night. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Lady Vols senior center Mercedes Russell had 17 points and 15 rebounds in win over Purdue Thursday night. (Tennessee Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols take on Marquette in Cancun Challenge, Thursday

 

#12/14 Tennessee vs. #20/20 Marquette

Thursday, November 22nd, 2017 | 5:30pm CT
Puerto Aventuras, Mexico | Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya

UT Lady VolsPuerto Aventuras, Mexico – No. 12/14 Tennessee (3-0) plays its first game away from Knoxville this season, as the Lady Vols take part in the Cancun Challenge in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico, Thursday through Saturday.

Competing in the Riviera Tournament, the Lady Vols open play vs. No. 20/20 Marquette (1-1) at 5:30pm CT on Thanksgiving night.

UT enters undefeated after winning three straight at home to open the season, rolling past East Tennessee State, 87-49, and James Madison, 89-60, at Thompson-Boling Arena on November 12th and 15th, respectively, before closing out a three-game season-opening home stand with a 68-56 victory over Wichita State on Monday night.

Tennessee Women's Basketball travels to Mexico Thursday to take on Marquette in the Cancun Challenge. (Tennessee Athletics) «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Lady Vols beat Wichita State Shockers, 68-56

 

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UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – Freshman Rennia Davis recorded the first double-double of her college career to lead No. 12/18 Tennessee to a 68-56 victory over Wichita State on Monday night at Thompson-Boling Arena.
 
Davis, a member of the nation’s No. 1 ranked recruiting class, finished with 15 points and a team-high 10 rebounds as the Lady Vols (3-0, 0-0 SEC) pulled away in the second half. UT held the Shockers (0-4, 0-0 American Athletic Conference) to 36 percent shooting for the game. 
 
After trailing by four at the end of the first quarter, Tennessee used a 12-0 run over the next six minutes to build an eight-point lead.

Tennessee Women's Basketball gets 68-56 win over Wichita State Monday night at Thompson-Boling Arena. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball gets 68-56 win over Wichita State Monday night at Thompson-Boling Arena. (Tennessee Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols play Wichita State at Thompson-Boling Arena, Monday

 

No. 13/18 Tennessee vs. Wichita State

Monday, November 20th, 2017 | 6:00pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 13/18 Tennessee (2-0) closes out a three-game home stand when it hosts Wichita State (0-3) Monday at 6:00pm CT at Thompson-Boling Arena.

UT enters undefeated after rolling past East Tennessee State, 87-49, and James Madison, 89-60, at Thompson-Boling Arena on November 12th and 15th, respectively.

Wichita State comes to Rocky Top with an 0-3 record. The Shockers opened with a pair of road losses at Creighton (66-61) and Oklahoma State (91-67) and then dropped the home opener to South Dakota, 62-48, on Saturday in Wichita.

Tennessee Women's Basketball hosts Wichita State Monday at 6:00pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics) «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Lady Vols get 89-60 win over James Madison

 

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UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 13/18-ranked Tennessee rolled to an 89-60 victory over James Madison at Thompson-Boling Wednesday night, with senior forward Jaime Nared posting 25 points, nine rebounds and five assists to lead the way for the Lady Vols.
 
UT shot 55 percent from the field, 53.3 percent from behind the arc and had four players in double figures. Freshman forward Rennia Davis followed Nared as UT’s second-leading scorer with 17 points, while center Mercedes Russell and forward Cheridene Green tallied 14 and 10 , respectively.

Tennessee Women's Basketball beats James Madison 89-60 Wednesday night at Thompson-Boling Arena. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball beats James Madison 89-60 Wednesday night at Thompson-Boling Arena. (Tennessee Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols plays James Madison at Thompson-Bowling Area tonight

 

No. 13/18 Tennessee vs. James Madison

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 | 6:00pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 13/18 Tennessee (1-0) is back at Thompson-Boling Arena on Wednesday night, as James Madison (1-1) comes to town for a 6:00pm contest.

This will mark the second straight season these teams have played, with the Lady Vols winning, 81-69, in last year’s season opener in Harrisonburg, VA.

Wednesday night’s game marks the second of three straight at home to open the campaign for the Lady Vols. By the time Texas departs Knoxville on December 10th, Tennessee will have played seven of its first 10 games at home.

Tennessee Women's Basketball hosts James Madison Wednesday night at Thompson-Boling Arena. (UT Athletics) «Read the rest of this article»

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