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Tennessee Lady Vols easily handle Liberty, 100-60

 

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UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 12/13-ranked Tennessee soared past Liberty, 100-60, as the No. 3 seed Lady Vols scored their highest point total in an NCAA Tournament game since 2006 when they defeated Army, 102-54.  

Rennia Davis led UT (25-7) with 18 points and 11 rebounds, marking her ninth career double-double and tying her with Tamika Catchings for the fifth most double-doubles ever recorded by a UT freshman. Redshirt junior Cheridene Green also posted a double-double, the second of her career, with 15 points and 12 rebounds.

No. 14 seed Liberty (24-10), which hadn’t surrendered 100 points in a game since the Lady Vols defeated them 102-58 in the 1998 NCAA First Round, was led in scoring by Lela Sellers and Ola Makurat, each with 13 points.

Tennessee Women's Basketball forward Rennia Davis had 18 points and 11 rebounds in win over Liberty Friday. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball forward Rennia Davis had 18 points and 11 rebounds in win over Liberty Friday. (Tennessee Athletics)

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#3 Tennessee Lady Vols host #14 Liberty in first round of NCAA Tournament

 

#3 Tennessee Lady Vols vs. #14 Liberty Lady Flames

Friday, March 16th, 2018 | 1:30pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena | TV: ESPN2

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – As one of the top 16 overall seeds in the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship field, the University of Tennessee Lady Vols earned the right to host first and second round games. This marks UT’s initial time hosting women’s tourney games since 2015.

No. 12/13 Tennessee (24-7), which earned the No. 3 seed in the Lexington Regional, will play host to No. 14 seed Liberty (24-9) on Friday, March 16th, at 1:30pm CT in Thompson-Boling Arena.

In Friday’s opening game in Knoxville, No. 13/12 Oregon State (23-7), seeded sixth, will meet No. 11 seed Western Kentucky (24-8) in the other first round contest at noon. 

Tennessee Women's Basketball faces Liberty in first round of the NCAA Basketball Tournament at Thompson-Boling Area Friday. Tip off is at 1:30pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics) «Read the rest of this article»

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#12/12 Tennessee Lady Vols plays #8/8 South Carolina in quarterfinals of SEC Tournament, Friday

 

#12 Tennessee Lady Vols vs. #8 South Carolina

Friday, March 2nd, 2018 | 6:00pm CT
Nashville, TN | Bridgestone Arena | TV: SEC Network

UT Lady VolsNashville, TN – No. 12/12-ranked Tennessee (24-6, 11-5 SEC) faces No. 8/8 South Carolina (23-6, 12-4 SEC) in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament at 6:00pm CT (7:00pm ET) Friday at Bridgestone Arena.

This will mark UT’s 100th SEC Tournament game, standing at 78-21 entering the contest. Tennessee also will be seeking its 25th win of the campaign, which would mark the 35th such season victory total all-time and the fourth occasion under Holly Warlick.

The Lady Vols, who tied for fourth in the SEC regular-season standings (one game out of second place), slid to a No. 7 seed by virtue of a tiebreaker with No. 4 LSU, No. 5 A&M and No. 6 Missouri. South Carolina tied for second in the standings and earned the No. 2 seed by tiebreaker over UGA.

Tennessee Women's Basketball takes on South Carolina in the OVC Tournament Friday at Bridgestone Arena. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball takes on South Carolina in the OVC Tournament Friday at Bridgestone Arena. (Tennessee Athletics)

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#12 Tennessee Lady Vols take on Auburn Tigers in SEC Tournament

 

#12 Tennessee Lady Vols vs. Auburn Tigers

Thursday, March 1st, 2018 | 6:00pm CT
Nashville, TN | Bridgestone Arena | TV: SEC Network

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 12/12-ranked Tennessee (23-6, 11-5 SEC) opens play in the 2018 SEC Tournament at 6:00pm Central time (7:00pm ET) Thursday, facing off against Auburn (14-14, 5-11 SEC) at Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville.
 
The Lady Vols, who tied for fourth in the SEC regular-season standings, fell to a No. 7 seed by virtue of a tiebreaker with No. 4 LSU, No. 5 A&M and No. 6 Missouri. Auburn finished 10th in the standings and earned the No. 10 seed.
 
UT and AU are meeting for the second time this season. Tennessee defeated the Tigers, 70-59, in Knoxville on January 4th in the teams’ second league contest.

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#15/14 Tennessee Lady Vols finishes regular season at home against #7/6 South Carolina

 

#15/14 Tennessee Lady Vols vs. #7/6 South Carolina

Sunday, February 25th, 2018 | 3:02pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena | TV: ESPN2

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 15/14 Tennessee (22-6, 10-5 SEC) and #7/6 South Carolina (23-5, 12-3 SEC) close out the regular season with a 3:02pm CT match-up on Sunday, February 25th at Thompson-Boling Arena.  UT is expecting a crowd approaching 12,000, but good seats are still available.

South Carolina sits in second place in the SEC standings, while the Lady Vols are tied for fifth with Texas A&M and LSU.

This marks the 56th all-time meeting in the series, with Tennessee leading, 49-6. The Lady Vols are seeking a season sweep of the Gamecocks and will try to extend their win streak vs. South Carolina to three games.

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#15/14 Tennessee Lady Vols roll over Florida Gators, 70-42

 

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UT Lady VolsGainesville, FL #15/14 Tennessee defeated Florida at Exactech Arena on Thursday night, 70-42, giving Holly Warlick her 150th career win as a head coach (150-52) in her sixth season at the helm. 

The Lady Vols (22-6, 10-6 SEC) were led in scoring by Jaime Nared and Evina Westbrook with 13 each. UT had three other players in double figures, including Meme Jackson (11), Rennia Davis (11) and Anastasia Hayes (10). In a return to her home state, Davis added 10 rebounds to log her seventh career double-double.

Florida was led in scoring by Paulina Hersler, who ended the day with 12 points and five rebounds.

Tennessee Women's Basketball head coach Holly Warlick gets 150th career win Thursday night when the Lady Vols defeated Florida, 70-42. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball head coach Holly Warlick gets 150th career win Thursday night when the Lady Vols defeated Florida, 70-42. (Tennessee Athletics)

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#15/14 Tennessee Lady Vols heads to Florida to take on the Gators

 

#15/14 Tennessee Lady Vols at Florida Gators

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 | 6:02pm CT
Gainesville, FL | Exactech Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 15/14 Tennessee (21-6, 9-5 SEC) makes its last road trip of the regular season, traveling to Gainesville to face Florida (11-16, 3-11 SEC) on Thursday at 6:02pm CT.

This will mark the 55th meeting between these schools in women’s basketball, with UT holding a 50-4 series advantage, including 20-2 in Gainesville.

The Lady Vols and Gators also played in Tennessee’s 28th game last season as well, with the Big Orange coming away with a 74-70 victory in Knoxville on February 23rd.

Tennessee Women's Basketball hits the road Thursday to play the Florida Gators in Gainesville. Tip off is at 6:02pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball hits the road Thursday to play the Florida Gators in Gainesville. Tip off is at 6:02pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics)

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#11 Tennessee Lady Vols begin two game homestand Thursday with Alabama

 

#11 Tennessee Lady Vols vs. Alabama

Thursday, February 15th, 2018 | 5:32pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 11/11 Tennessee (21-4, 9-3 SEC) closes out a two-game home stand Thursday, February 15th welcoming Alabama (15-10, 5-7 SEC) to Thompson-Boling Arena for another conference clash at 5:32pm CT.

The 55th meeting between the Lady Vols and Crimson Tide is an important one, as UT tries to maintain its second-place position in the league standings, while the Crimson Tide tries to improve its chances of earning an NCAA Tournament bid with a quality win on the road. The Lady Vols, who lead the series, 49-5, also look to end a three-game losing skid vs. Bama.

Tennessee Women's Baskeball takes on Alabama Thursday at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tip off is at 5:32pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics) «Read the rest of this article»

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#11 Tennessee Lady Vols cruise to 62-46 win over #18 Georgia

 

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UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN Mercedes Russell collected the 1,000th rebound of her fantastic career, leading No. 11/11 Tennessee to a 62-46 victory over No. 18/18 Georgia on Sunday at Thompson-Boling Arena.
 
The 6-foot-6 senior center became the sixth Lady Vol to reach the 1,000-rebound mark, joining all-time greats Chamique Holdsclaw (1,295), Glory Johnson (1,218), Bashaara Graves (1,044), Sheila Frost (1,043) and Tamika Catchings (1,004). The redshirt senior finished with 13 points and a game-high 15 boards to help UT (21-4, 9-3 SEC) move into a tie for second place in the SEC standings.

Tennessee Women's Basketball senior Mercedes Russell scores 13 points and has 15 rebounds, including her 1,000th rebound of her career, in victory over Georgia Sunday. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball senior Mercedes Russell scores 13 points and has 15 rebounds, including her 1,000th rebound of her career, in victory over Georgia Sunday. (Tennessee Athletics)

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#11 Tennessee Lady Vols play #18 Georgia at Thompson-Boling Arena, Sunday

 

#11 Tennessee Lady Vols vs. #18 Georgia

Sunday, February 11th, 2018 | 2:00pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena | TV: SEC Network

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 11/11 Tennessee (20-4, 8-3 SEC) is back in the friendly confines of Thompson-Boling Arena for back-to-back home games, beginning with a Sunday matinee vs. No. 18/18 Georgia (21-3, 9-2 SEC) at 2:00pm CT.

The 67th meeting between the Lady Vols and Lady Bulldogs is a key one, with UT currently tied with South Carolina and Texas A&M in third place in the Southeastern Conference standings and UGA sitting in second, one game ahead of the Lady Vols.
 
Tennessee has won three straight and four of its last five recently after dropping three of four vs. a quartet of ranked foes from January 11th to January 21st.

Tennessee Women's Basketball to host the Georgia Bulldogs Sunday at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tip off is set for 2:00pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball to host the Georgia Bulldogs Sunday at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tip off is set for 2:00pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics)

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