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#13 Tennessee loses at home to #16 Kentucky, 73-71

 

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UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – The No. 13-ranked Tennessee Lady Vols fell, 73-71, to the 16th-ranked Kentucky Wildcats on Thursday night at Thompson-Boling Arena.
 
The Lady Vols (12-3, 1-2 SEC) trailed by two points after a pair of free throws from Meme Jackson with one minute remaining, but a three-pointer from Wildcats guard Jaida Roper put the game out of reach for the Big Orange.
 
Sophomore point guard Evina Westbrook led the charge offensively for the Tennessee Lady Vols with 20 points, marking her seventh performance of the season of 20 or more points, and added six rebounds.

Tennessee Women's Basketball unable to cage Kentucky Thursday night at Thompson-Boling Arena. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball unable to cage Kentucky Thursday night at Thompson-Boling Arena. (UT Athletics)

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#10 Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball takes care of Murray State, 98-77

 

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UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – Seven Lady Vols scored in double digits, fueling No. 10/10 Tennessee to a 98-77 victory over Murray State Friday night at Thompson-Boling Arena.

With a season-high crowd of 8,518 looking on, the Lady Vols (10-1) were led in scoring by Rennia Davis who posted her third double-double of the season with 20 points and 13 rebounds. Other UT players in double figures were Rae BurrellMimi Collins, and Meme Jackson with 11 points each, and Evina Westbrook, Jazmine Massengill and Cheridene Green with 10 apiece. 

Tennessee Women's Basketball freshman Jazmine Massengill had a career high 10 points and 8 assists in win over Murray State Friday night at Thompson-Boling Arena. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball freshman Jazmine Massengill had a career high 10 points and 8 assists in win over Murray State Friday night at Thompson-Boling Arena. (UT Athletics)

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#9/9 Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball hosts #11/11 Stanford, Tuesday

 

#9/9 Tennessee Lady Vols (8-0) vs. #11/11 Stanford Cardinal (7-1)

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 | 5:02pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena | TV: SEC Network

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – In one of women’s basketball’s classic rivalries, No. 9/9 Tennessee (8-0) and No. 11/11 Stanford (7-1) face off Tuesday, December 18th in the 36th meeting between these storied programs. Tip-off is slated for 5:02pm CT at Thompson-Boling Arena, with the game available on the SEC Network and the Lady Vol Radio Network.

The Lady Vols will have gone eight complete days between games, entering with the momentum of an 88-82 victory over No. 12/12 Texas in Austin on December 9th. Stanford, meanwhile, comes to Knoxville after a 68-63 home win over No. 3/4 Baylor on Saturday.

Tennessee Women's Basketball plays Standford at Thompson-Boling Arena Tuesday. Tip off is set for 5:02pm CT. (UT Athletics)

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#11/11 Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball travel to Oklahoma State, Sunday

 

#11/11 Tennessee Lady Vols (5-0) at Oklahoma State Cowgirls (6-0)

Sunday, December 2nd, 2018 | 3:00pm CT
Stillwater, OK | Gallagher-Iba Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 11/11 Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball (5-0) plays its third straight game away from Knoxville, but its first true road contest of the season, when it squares off with NR/RV Oklahoma State (6-0) in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge on Sunday afternoon. Tip time is set for 3:00pm CT (4:00pm ET) at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, OK, and the match-up will be televised by FS1.

The Lady Vols have had a full week between games, last playing on November 24th as they beat UAB in overtime, 73-69, to capture the Junkanoo Division title at the 2018 Women’s Junkanoo Jam in Bimini, Bahamas. UT defeated Clemson, 78-66, in its opening round game on November 22nd.

#11/11 Tennessee Women's Basketball plays it's third straight road game Sunday at Oklahoma State. (UT Athletics)

#11/11 Tennessee Women’s Basketball plays it’s third straight road game Sunday at Oklahoma State. (UT Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball announces Non-Conference Schedule

 

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UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – The Tennessee women’s basketball non-conference schedule has been been approved for release, and the Lady Vols’ out-of-league slate is highlighted by visits from defending national champion Notre Dame and perennial power Stanford, a road test at Texas, as well as two early-season tournament games in the Bahamas.

Tip times and television network assignments will be available at a later date when the information is approved for release.

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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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#7 Tennessee Lady Vols travel to #18/24 Stanford Thursday

 

#7 Tennessee at #18/24 Standford

Thursday, December 21st, 2017 | 8:00pm CT
Stanford, CA | Maples Pavilion

UT Lady VolsStanford, CA – No. 7/7 Tennessee (11-0) is in the midst of an eight-day West Coast trip, concluding it on Thursday evening vs. No. 18/24 Stanford (6-5) at Maples Pavilion. Tip time is 6:00pm PT (8:00pm CT).  

UT will be looking to snap a five-game venue losing streak at Maples, last winning on Stanford’s home court on December 4th, 2005. The Lady Vols will be aiming to go 12-0 for only the fifth occasion in school history and for the first time during the Holly Warlick era.

The last time Tennessee began a season 12-0, the Lady Vols extended the streak to 18 games before finally falling during the 2005-06 season en route to a 31-5 overall record. Incidentally, that was the last time UT beat the Cardinal in Maples.

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#7 Tennessee Lady Vols travel to California to face Long Beach State

 

#7 Tennessee at Long Beach State

December 17th, 2017 | 4:00pm CT
Long Beach, CA | Walter Pyramid

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 7/7 Tennessee (10-0) is in the midst of an eight-day West Coast trip, beginning with a Sunday contest vs. Long Beach State (2-7) at Walter Pyramid in Long Beach, CA. Tip time is slated for 2:00pm PT (4:00pm CT).

The Lady Vols returned to the top 10 in both the AP and USA TODAY Coaches Polls this week, rising to No. 7/7 from No. 11/13 last week after knocking off No. 2/4 Texas last Sunday in Knoxville, 82-75.

The Big Orange women are back in the top 10 for the first time since the third poll of the 2015-16 season, when the Lady Vols were rated No. 4/5 on November 23rd. The triumph over Texas was Tennessee’s seventh at home this season and ninth in a row at Thompson-Boling Arena after closing out the 2016-17 with a pair of victories on the Summitt.

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#11/13 Tennessee plays rival #2/4 Texas at Thompson-Bowling Arena Sunday

 

#11/13 Tennessee (9-0) vs. #2/4 Texas (7-0)

Sunday, December 10th, 2017 | 2:00pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena | TV: ESPN2

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 11/13 Tennessee (9-0) plays host to #2/4 Texas (7-0) at 2:00pm CT on Sunday in Thompson-Boling Arena, continuing one of the nation’s top rivalries in women’s college basketball.

These programs have met at least once (sometimes twice) every season since 1982. Holly Warlick and Karen Aston coach two of 14 Division I women’s teams that remain unbeaten in 2017-18 (as of Friday).

The Lady Vols remain undefeated after dismantling a Troy team that entered with a 4-1 record by an eye-popping score of 131-69 on Wednesday night in Knoxville. 

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#11/13 Tennessee Lady Vols take down Troy, 131-69

 

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UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – Senior Jaime Nared scored 27 points and freshman Evina Westbrook dished out a career-high 12 assists to lead No. 11/13 Tennessee to a 131-69 victory over Troy on Wednesday night at Thompson-Boling Arena.
 
The Lady Vols (9-0) used a balanced offensive effort to put away the Trojans (4-2), as seven players reached double figures in points. Defensively, UT was able to hold the nation’s fifth highest scoring offense to 22 points below its average of 91.8 per game.
 
Tennessee was ready from the tip again, racing out to a 12-0 lead for the second consecutive game.

Tennessee Women's Basketball freshman guard Evina Westbrook scored 8 points and a career-high 12 assists in win over Troy Wednesday night. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball freshman guard Evina Westbrook scored 8 points and a career-high 12 assists in win over Troy Wednesday night. (Tennessee Athletics)

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