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Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball ready for season opener Friday

 

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN - The Tennessee Lady Vols held a media session and open practice period Wednesday in advance of Friday’s season opener vs. Penn.

No. 4/4 UT and the Quakers will meet at Thompson-Boling Arena in a contest slated to tip at 7:00pm ET and be streamed live by SEC Network+.

The contest will be the first between the two programs and only Tennessee’s second vs. a school from the Ivy League. The Lady Vols, who were ranked No. 1 at the time, toppled Princeton, 107-39, on December 20th, 2005, in their only other meeting with an Ivy program.

UT Lady Vols prepare for Penn on Friday night at Thompson-Boling Arena (UTSports.com)

UT Lady Vols prepare for Penn on Friday night at Thompson-Boling Arena (UTSports.com)

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Tennessee Lady Vols No. 1 Seed in NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament

 

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Tennessee Will Play Host To No. 16 Seed Northwestern State In Saturday’s First Round

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee is making its record 33rd appearance in the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship, and the Lady Vols will do so as a No.1 seed, hosting No. 16 seed Northwestern State on Saturday, the NCAA Selection Committee announced Monday night.

This is the 22nd time Tennessee has been a No. 1 seed in the tournament, and the first time since 2011.

Head coach Holly Warlick’s squad, 27-5 on the season and an automatic qualifier by virtue of its SEC Tournament title, earned the top seeding in the Louisville regional.

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Clarksville’s Bashaara Graves has career game as Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball defeats Georgia Tech 87-76

 

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN - Tennessee is off to a 4-0 start after topping Georgia Tech, 87-76, on Sunday night. The #4/3 Lady Vols pounded the glass to the tune of 65 total rebounds including 33 offensive boards. Bashaara Graves had the best game of her career with highs of 23 points, 18 rebounds and five assists. It was Graves’ 13th career double-double.

Isabelle Harrison had 10 points and a career-high 18 rebounds for her seventh career double-double. It marked the second game that both Graves and Harrison each had double-doubles.

Tennessee Lady Volunteers forward Bashaara Graves (12) is defended by Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets forward Roddreka Rogers (54) during the first half at Thompson-Boling Arena. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Lady Volunteers forward Bashaara Graves (12) is defended by Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets forward Roddreka Rogers (54) during the first half at Thompson-Boling Arena. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

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Pat Summitt Documentary “Pat XO” available on DVD

 

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN - “Pat XO”, the critically acclaimed ESPN Films documentary on Coach Pat Summitt that aired this past July, is on sale and available now on DVD in the Vol Network’s online store at volnetwork.tv.

Directed by Lisa Lax and Nancy Stern Winters and produced by Robin Roberts, “Pat XO” tells the remarkable story of Coach Summitt’s life and coaching career. This raw, authentic portrait takes the camera from the filmmaker’s hands and places it into those who know her best. The archival footage and statistical records woven into the film provide their own insights into a woman who cared about winning but also about elevating her players and her university.

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Pat Summitt, Tennessee Lady Vols. (UT Sports Information)

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Clarksville’s Bashaara Graves and Tennessee Lady Vols begin “Grind For 9″

 

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN - After getting preseason preparations under way with a short workout early Monday, the Lady Vols came back on Tuesday with their first full-scale practice of the 2013-14 campaign.

Head Coach Holly Warlick is intent on her team members playing fast and giving their all on both ends of the floor. Many drills in practice are focused on just those ideas, preparing the newest Tennessee squad to meet the pace expected of the Big Orange’s second-year head coach.

UT Lady Vol Coach Holly Warlick. (UT Sports Information)

UT Lady Vol Coach Holly Warlick. (UT Sports Information)

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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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Pat Summitt Documentary Debuts Tuesday Night On ESPN

 

Univerisity of Tennessee - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – After a private screening at the Regal Riviera Theatre in downtown Knoxville on June 26th, “Pat XO,” the much-anticipated Nine for IX documentary film about Pat Summitt will make its worldwide television premiere on ESPN at 7:00pm Central Time (8:00pm Eastern) on Tuesday, July 9th.

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Pat Summitt – University of Tennessee

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University of Tennessee announces plans for Pat Summitt Plaza

 

University of TennesseeKnoxville, TN – From 1974-2012, Pat Summitt built an incomparable legacy as head coach of the Lady Vol basketball program. As a way of saying thank you for all she has meant to the University of Tennessee and the Volunteer State, the UT Athletics Department would like to honor the Hall of Fame coach and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient in a spectacular and lasting way.

Plans call for Pat Summitt Plaza to be built at the corner of Lake Loudoun Boulevard and Phillip Fulmer Way, providing an impressive entry to the campus and greeting fans as they arrive via those avenues for basketball games at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Artist rendering of the University of Tennessee's Pat Summitt Plaza

Artist rendering of the University of Tennessee’s Pat Summitt Plaza

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Clarksville’s Bashaara Graves among a pair of Lady Vols playing for USA Basketball

 

University of Tennessee - UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN — Excited about the opportunities before them, a pair of Lady Vols are preparing to begin stints of play abroad with USA Basketball this summer.

Rising University of Tennessee junior Ariel Massengale earned a spot on the USA World University Games Team, which will play July 8th through 15th in Kazan, Russia. Rising sophomore Bashaara Graves, meanwhile, heads to Panevėžys, Lithuania, for the FIBA U19 World Championship for Women on July 18th through 28th.

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Bashaara Graves UT Lady Vols

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Clarksville’s Kamiko Williams is ready for life in the WNBA with the New York Liberty

 

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – Former Northeast High School and University of Tennessee guard Kamiko Williams, from Clarksville, TN,  celebrated and reflected on the end of one season Monday night and turned her focus toward a new one on Tuesday afternoon, as she met with the media at Pratt Pavilion.

After attending the Volscars, UT’s year-end Athletics Awards Banquet, Williams returned to her apartment Monday night to do some homework. That kind of commitment enabled her to graduate from college in only three years and begin work on a second degree.

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Kamiko Williams-University of Tennessee

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