Topic: East Tennessee State
Knoxville, TN – Notre Dame, Baylor, Texas and Stanford headline a stout non-conference Tennessee women’s basketball schedule that was released on Monday by fifth-year Lady Vol Head Coach Holly Warlick (108-34, .761).
Tip times and television network assignments will be available at a later date when that information is approved for release.
UT, which returns four starters from a team that finished 22-14 and rallied for the program’s fourth NCAA Elite Eight appearance in five seasons, is ranked No. 11 in Charlie Creme’s ESPN.com “Way-Too-Early Preseason top 25”. The Lady Vols welcome back their top scorer in redshirt junior guard Diamond DeShields (14.3 ppg.) and top rebounder in redshirt junior center Mercedes Russell (8.3 rpg.).
Tennessee (13-16, 6-10 SEC) at Vanderbilt (18-11, 10-6 SEC)
Tuesday, March 1st | 6:01pm CT/7:01pm ET
Knoxville, TN – The final week of the regular season gets underway on Tuesday night when Tennessee travels to face SEC and in-state rival Vanderbilt at 7:00pm ET/6:00pm CT on the SEC Network.
The Volunteers (13-16, 6-10 SEC) and Commodores (18-11, 10-6 SEC) cross paths on contrasting trajectories as UT looks to bounce back from a pair of losses last week while VU is currently enjoying a three-game winning streak.
In its most recent action, Tennessee suffered just its third home defeat of the season when it fell to Arkansas by a 75-65 count on Saturday.
Austin Peay (8-18/6-7 OVC) at SIU Edwardsville (14-11/9-3 OVC)
Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 | 11:30am CT
Edwardsville, IL – An 11:30am, Wednesday tipoff awaits Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team as it closes the road portion of its regular-season slate against SIU Edwardsville at the Vadalabene Center.
Wednesday’s brunch affair will see a Governors team looking to build on its 80-70 upset win of OVC leader UT Martin, Saturday.
Austin Peay (7-18/5-7 OVC) vs. UT Martin (17-7/10-1 OVC)
Saturday, February 13th, 2016 | 5:15pm CT
Clarksville, TN – The final two weeks of Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team’s regular-season schedule begins when it hosts Ohio Valley Conference leading UT Martin in a 5:15pm, Saturday contest at the Dunn Center.
Austin Peay (7-17/5-6 OVC) at Eastern Illinois (2-21/1-10 OVC)
Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 | 5:15pm CT
Charleston, IL – A four-game Ohio Valley Conference road trip will come to an end when Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team meets Eastern Illinois in a 5:15pm, Wednesday, contest at Lantz Arena.
The Governors have been unable to shake their season-long road woes during the current road trip, losing each of the first three games.
Austin Peay (7-16/5-5 OVC) at Murray State (7-14/3-7 OVC)
Saturday, February 6th, 2016 | 5:00pm CT
Murray, KY – Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team seeks to end to its three-game losing streak when it meets Murray State in a 5:00pm, Saturday, Ohio Valley Conference contest at the CFSB Center.
The Governors have started their current four-game road trip with back-to-back losses, including a 75-51 loss at UT Martin, Wednesday.
#23/25 Tennessee (13-8, 4-4 SEC) vs. Arkansas (9-13, 4-5 SEC)
Thursday, February 4th, 2016 | 7:00pm ET/6:00pm CT
Knoxville, TN – The #23/25 Tennessee (13-8, 4-4 SEC) and Arkansas (9-13, 4-5 SEC) meet for the second time this season, as the Lady Vols play host to the Razorbacks on Thursday night at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville. It will mark the 30th meeting between these schools.
UT and UA face off at 7:01pm ET/6:00pm in a match-up streamed via SECN+ and available through WatchESPN.
The contest will be the second between these programs in 2015-16, as the Razorbacks came from 11 down at the half to upset the #13/15 Lady Vols, 64-59, on January 14th in Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.
Tennessee is coming off a 70-42 victory over Alabama on Sunday, in which the Lady Vols posted one of their finest complete-game performances of the season.
Austin Peay (7-15/5-4 OVC) at UT Martin (14-7/7-1 OVC)
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 | 6:00pm CT
Martin, TN – Seeking to end its two-game losing streak, Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team will square off against defending OVC Champion UT Martin in a 6:00pm, Wednesday contest at the Elam Center.
The Governors are amidst a four-game road trip, which they started with a 71-69 loss at Southeast Missouri, Saturday.
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Lexington, KY – No. 19/22 Tennessee attempted to rally back from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit with a furious late surge, but the Lady Vols came up short in the closing seconds, falling to No. 12/9 Kentucky, 64-63, on Monday at Memorial Coliseum.
The Lady Vols (12-7, 3-3 SEC) outscored Kentucky (15-3, 4-3 SEC) in the first, second and fourth quarters, but the Wildcats dominated the third, 21-9.
Tennessee stormed back to within one possession in the final three minutes. After trailing 57-47 with 5:36 remaining, UT pulled to within 63-61 with 30 seconds left when Te’a Cooper sliced through the lane for a layup. Andrea Carter stole the inbounds pass and made one of two free throws to pull UT to within one point.
Tennessee (9-8, 2-3 SEC) vs. Vanderbilt (10-7, 2-3 SEC)
Thursday, January 20th, 2016 | 9:05pm ET/8:05pm CT
Knoxville, TN – Tennessee renews its rivalry with in-state, SEC foe Vanderbilt with a late-night clash on Wednesday at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tipoff between the Volunteers and Commodores is slated for 9:00pm ET/8:00pm CT on the SEC Network.
Wednesday marks the 189th meeting all-time between UT and VU in a series that dates to 1922. It is the second-longest series in Tennessee basketball history (trailing the 218 all-time meetings between the Vols and Kentucky), and UT’s 116 wins over the Commodores are its most over any opponent.
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