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Tennessee Lady Vols Fall to Louisville in NCAA Tournament 2nd Round, 75-64

 

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UT Lady VolsLouisville, KY Jaime Nared had 28 points and 11 rebounds and Mercedes Russell added 11 points and 13 boards, but Tennessee could not survive Louisville’s fourth-quarter surge as the No. 5 seed Lady Vols fell to the No. 4 seed Cardinals, 75-64, on Monday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the KFC Yum! Center.

Tennessee (20-12) held a 47-46 lead entering the fourth quarter, but the Lady Vols missed their first 12 shots of the final 10 minutes of the game while Louisville (29-7) swung momentum in its favor.

Nared’s 28 points were the most she has ever scored in an NCAA Tournament game and her 11 boards tied for her best in NCAA play. She was 9-of-18 from the floor, 3-of 5 from 3-point range and a perfect 7-of-7 from the free-throw line.

Tennessee Lady Vol Jaime Nared scores 28 points in loss; Mercedes Russell posts 19th double-double of season. (Tennessee Athletics Department)

Tennessee Lady Vol Jaime Nared scores 28 points in loss; Mercedes Russell posts 19th double-double of season. (Tennessee Athletics Department)

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Tennessee Lady Vols beat Dayton 66-57 to advance in NCAA Tournament

 

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UT Lady VolsLouisville, KY Diamond DeShields scored 24 points, and Mercedes Russell and Schaquilla Nunn posted double-doubles, leading Tennessee to a 66-57 win over Dayton on Saturday in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament at the KFC Yum! Center.

UT (20-11) advances to the second round, where it will meet host and No. 4 seed Louisville (28-7) here on Monday. Tip-time for that game has not been announced.

The Lady Vols surged in the third quarter to take command of the game after an exciting a 29-29 first half. UT limited Dayton (22-10) to just 20 percent shooting (4-of-20) from 3-point range in the win.

#11 Diamond DeShields scored 24 points and Mercedes Russell and Schaquilla Nunn posted double-doubles to lead Tennessee Lady Vols to a 66-57 win over Dayton on Saturday in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament at the KFC Yum! Center. (Austin Perryman/Tennessee Athletics)

#11 Diamond DeShields scored 24 points and Mercedes Russell and Schaquilla Nunn posted double-doubles to lead Tennessee Lady Vols to a 66-57 win over Dayton on Saturday in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament at the KFC Yum! Center. (Austin Perryman/Tennessee Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols play Florida on Senior Night at Thompson-Boling Arena

 

Tennessee Lady Vols (17-10/8-6 SEC) vs. Florida Gators (13-14/4-10 SEC)

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 | 6:02pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Area

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – #RV/RV Tennessee will honor its seniors on Thursday, as the Lady Vols host Florida on Senior Night at Thompson-Boling Arena.

The game tips off at 6:00pm CT and will be broadcast on SEC Network and will be available online through WatchESPN. Visit WatchESPN.com or download the WatchESPN app to view the game on a computer or mobile device. Courtney Lyle (PxP) and Deb Antonelli (Analyst) will describe the action between the Lady Vols and the Gators.

Fans can also tune into their local Lady Vol Network station to catch Mickey Dearstone describing the action.

Tennessee Lady Vols face Florida Gators Thursday night at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tip off is at 6:00pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics Department)

Tennessee Lady Vols face Florida Gators Thursday night at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tip off is at 6:00pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics Department)

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Tennessee Lady Vols take care of Arkansas, 59-46

 

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UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – Led by Mercedes Russell’s 15th double-double of the season, Tennessee took care of business over Arkansas, 59-46, in Thompson-Boling Arena on Sunday.

After a 2:52 scoring drought by UT to start the first quarter, Russell got things going for the Lady Vols (17-10, 8-6 SEC) by scoring the first five points. She finished the day with 13 points and 10 rebounds, passing Candace Parker for the third most double-doubles by a junior in Tennessee history.

Jaime Nared broke out of her recent shooting slump to account for a game-high 19 points behind 3-of-5 shooting from beyond the arc. She added nine rebounds and two steals in the contest despite early foul trouble.

Mercedes Russell #21 of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers during the game between the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Tennessee Lady Volunteers at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN. (Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics)

Mercedes Russell #21 of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers during the game between the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Tennessee Lady Volunteers at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN. (Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols come up short against Texas A&M Aggies

 

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UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – Texas A&M’s Khaalia Hillsman scored the game-winning putback with four seconds left as No. 24/25 Tennessee fell to the Aggies, 61-59 on Sunday at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Mercedes Russell led the Lady Vols (16-9, 7-5 SEC) with 17 points and 11 rebounds for her 14th double-double of the season. Texas A&M (19-6, 9-3 SEC) outscored UT 14-5 in the fourth quarter to maintain third place in the conference standings.

Alexa Middleton scored 14 points and recorded four assists, and Jaime Nared added nine points and seven rebounds.

Alexa Middleton #33 of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers during the game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Tennessee Lady Volunteers at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN. (Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics)

Alexa Middleton #33 of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers during the game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Tennessee Lady Volunteers at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN. (Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols take on Texas A&M at Thompson-Boling Arena, Sunday

 

#24/25 Tennessee Lady Vols (16-8/7-4 SEC) vs. #RV/RV Texas A&M Aggies (18-6/8-3 SEC)

Sunday, February 12th, 2017 | 1:02pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – Coming down the final stretch of the regular season, #24/25 Tennessee faces off against #RV/RV Texas A&M in a key SEC showdown on Sunday at Thompson-Boling Arena.

The game tips off at 1:00pm CT and will be broadcast on ESPNU and will be available online through WatchESPN. Visit WatchESPN.com or download the WatchESPN app to view the game on a computer or mobile device. Paul Sunderland (PxP) and Nell Fortner (Analyst) will describe the action between the Lady Vols and the Aggies.

Fans can also tune into their local Lady Vol Network station to catch Mickey Dearstone describing the action.

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Tennessee Lady Vols, Vanderbilt Commodores clash Sunday at Thompson-Boling Arena

 

Tennessee Lady Vols (11-7/2-3 SEC) vs. Vanderbilt Commodores (10-9/0-6 SEC)

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 | 4:02pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena | TV: ESPN2

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee and Vanderbilt meet for the 78th time, as the Lady Vols host the Commodores at 4:00pm CT on Sunday at Thompson-Boling Arena.

The game will be broadcast on ESPN2 and will be available online through WatchESPN. Visit WatchESPN.com or download the WatchESPN app to view the game on a computer or mobile device. Tiffany Greene (PxP) and Nell Fortner (Analyst) will describe the action between the Lady Vols and the Commodores.

Fans also can tune into their local Lady Vol Network station to catch Mickey Dearstone describing the action.

Tennessee Women's Basketball hosts Vanderbilt Commodores Sunday at Thompson-Boling Area. (Tennessee Athletics Department)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball hosts Vanderbilt Commodores Sunday at Thompson-Boling Area. (Tennessee Athletics Department)

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Tennessee Lady Vols play Troy at Thompson-Boling Arena, Wednesday

 

Tennessee vs. Troy

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 | 6:00pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee will take on the reigning Sun Belt conference champion Troy at Thompson-Boling Arena on Wednesday at 6:00pm CT.

Wednesday’s game will be not be televised, but it will be available online through SECN+/WatchESPN. Visit WatchESPN.com or download the WatchESPN app to view the game on a computer or mobile device. Bob Kesling (PxP), #LVFL Brittany Jackson (Analyst) and Courtney Lyle (Reporter) will describe the action between the Lady Vols and the Trojans.

Fans can also tune into their local Lady Vol Network station to catch Mickey Dearstone describing the action.

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UT Lady Vols Basketball faces Texas A&M tonight in SEC Tournament

 

#7 Tennessee Lady Vols (18-12) vs. #2 Texas A&M Aggies (21-8)

Friday, March 4th, 2016 | 6:00pm ET/5:00pm CT
Jacksonville, FL | Veterans Memorial Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – The No. 7 UT Lady Vols (18-12) will look to take down No. 2 seed #15/15 Texas A&M (21-8) in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament at Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville on Friday at 6:00pm ET/5:00pm CT on SEC Network and available via WatchESPN.

The state of Florida and city of Jacksonville are hosting their first-ever SEC women’s tourney. This marks the ninth meeting between these schools, their second bout this season and the third time they have played one another in the SEC Tournament.

Tennessee enters Friday’s game with a 76-19 (.800) all-time record in the 37th year of the SEC Tournament.

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UT Lady Vols Basketball late rally falls short at Alabama Crimson Tide

 

UT Athletics Department

UT Lady VolsTuscaloosa, AL Bashaara Graves led Tennessee with 15 points, but the Lady Vols could not battle back from an 11-point halftime deficit, falling to Alabama, 54-46, on Thursday at Foster Auditorium.

The loss ended Tennessee’s (16-12, 7-8 SEC) 42-game winning streak against Alabama (15-13, 4-11) and marked the Lady Vols’ first-ever loss in Tuscaloosa. UT’s last loss to Alabama entering Thursday was on March 3rd, 1984.

Graves finished with 15 points and eight rebounds. Mercedes Russell recorded a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Jaime Nared added 13 points and seven boards.

Tennessee Lady Vol's Bashaara Graves scores 15 points in UT's first loss to Crimson Tide since 1984. (Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Lady Vol’s Bashaara Graves scores 15 points in UT’s first loss to Crimson Tide since 1984. (Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics)

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