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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

 

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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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#24/RV UT Lady Vols are on the road Sunday to take on the LSU Tigers

 

#24/RV Tennessee (16-10/7-6 SEC) vs. LSU (8-18/2-11 SEC)

Sunday, February 21st, 2016 | 1:01pm CT/2:01pm ET
Baton Rouge, LA | Maravich Center

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – The #24/RV Lady Vols (16-10, 7-6 SEC) will look to move up in the tightly contested SEC standings as they head to Baton Rouge for the penultimate road game of the season against LSU (8-18, 2-11 SEC). Tipoff is slated for 1:00pm CT/2:00pm ET at Pete Maravich Assembly Center and the game will be broadcast on ESPNU and available online at WatchESPN.

Sunday will be LSU’s home “Play 4Kay” game, coming on the heels of UT’s “Live Pink, Bleed Orange” game. Play 4Kay events are held in honor of late NC State coach Kay Yow, who lost a long and hard-fought battle with breast cancer on January 24th, 2009.

The Kay Yow Cancer Fund has raised more than $5 million for research.

#24/RV Tennessee Lady Vols (16-10, 7-6 SEC) hit the road to take on LSU (8-18, 2-11 SEC) at 1:00pm CT/2:00pm ET Sunday. (UT Athletics Department) «Read the rest of this article»

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Marlon Scott: Sports Fanalyst Fourthoughts – Lady Coyotes, Hash Browns and the WNBA

 

Sports Fanalyst FourthoughtsClarksville, TN – My brain has done it’s weightlifting by figuring out my taxes. Now, it is time for some cardio. Here are my Fourthoughts for this week.

Lady Coyotes Hang Tough
The Tennessee Softball Coaches Association Tournament concluded Saturday, April 12th. The fields at the Heritage Sports Complex were filled with 26 competing softball teams, including eight local teams.

West Creek Softball (Michael Rios Clarksville Sports Network)

West Creek Softball (Michael Rios Clarksville Sports Network)

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University of Tennessee to retire Candace Parker’s jersey

 

Knoxville, TN – After the Southeastern Conference Office unveiled this year’s league schedule on Tuesday, Tennessee Head Women’s Basketball Coach Holly Warlick announced her team’s 2013-14 slate. UT also revealed it will retire Candace Parker’s jersey on January 2nd prior to the LSU game.

The defending SEC champion Lady Volunteers, who were 27-8 in 2012-13 and advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight, will play 18 regular-season games vs. teams that saw postseason action a year ago. That group includes 11 teams that made the NCAA Tournament and five that played in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament.

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Clarksville’s Bashaara Graves named Freshman of the Year by Full Court

 

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – The postseason honors continue for members of the Tennessee Lady Vol Basketball team. Full Court has announced it’s 2012-2013 postseason awards, and Clarksville’s Bashaara Graves has been named National Freshman of the Year.

Founded in 1996, Full Court is the longest running provider of women’s basketball coverage on the web.

Bashaara Graves UT Lady Vols

Bashaara Graves UT Lady Vols

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Tennessee Lady Vol Bashaara Graves named SEC Freshman of the Year

 

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee Lady Volunteer basketball player, and former Clarksville High School stand-out Bashaara Graves has been named the SEC Freshman of the Year it was announced today.

Graves, a 6-2 forward/center, became the program’s eighth SEC Freshman of the Year. She joins Angie Bjorklund (2008), Tamika Catchings (1998), Bridgette Gordon (1986), Dena Head (1989), Chamique Holdsclaw (1996), Candace Parker (2006) and Meighan Simmons (2011). She also follows the path of Catchings, Gordon, Holdsclaw and Parker as the only five Tennessee rookies to make the Coaches All-SEC First Team.

Bashaara Graves - UT Lady Vols. (Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics)

Bashaara Graves – UT Lady Vols. (Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics)

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University of Tennessee to retire Candace Parker’s jersey

 

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – The University of Tennessee plans to honor legendary women’s basketball player Candace Parker by retiring her jersey during a home game next season, the Tennessee Athletics Department announced Thursday.

Parker, a two-time All-American, will become the sixth Lady Vol player to be permanently honored in the Thompson-Boling Arena rafters. Her No. 3 banner will join those for Holly Warlick (No. 22), Chamique Holdsclaw (No. 23), Tamika Catchings (No. 24), Bridgette Gordon (No. 30) and Daedra Charles (No. 32). Lady Vol Head Coach Emeritus Pat Summitt also had a banner raised in her honor this season on January 28th prior to the game with Notre Dame. «Read the rest of this article»

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