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Tennessee Lady Vols lose To #20/24 UCLA at NCAA Tournament, 89-77

 

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UT Lady VolsCollege Park, MD – The No. 11 seed Tennessee Lady Vols (19-13) erased a 17-point deficit and led by as many as three in the fourth quarter, but their upset bid came up short in falling to No. 6 seed UCLA (21-12) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at the XFINITY Center, 89-77.
 
Sophomore Rennia Davis had a double-double for Tennessee with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Sophomore Kasiyahna Kushkituah recorded a career-high 16 points, while freshman Mimi Collins, who hails from nearby Waldorf, MD, tied her career high of 14 points.

Tennessee Women's Basketball rallies late but falls to #20/24 UCLA 89-77 in first round of the NCAA Tournament, Saturday. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball rallies late but falls to #20/24 UCLA 89-77 in first round of the NCAA Tournament, Saturday. (UT Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols loses to Mississippi State in SEC Tournament quarterfinals

 

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UT Lady VolsGreenville, SC – The Tennessee Lady Vols led by six after the first quarter but couldn’t hold on against a top-seeded Mississippi State team that shot 61.5 percent in the second half, falling in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament, 83-68, on Friday.
 
The sophomores led the way for Tennessee (19-12) with Evina Westbrook scoring 19 points while dishing out six assists, and Rennia Davis logging 16 points and eight rebounds. Senior Meme Jackson was also in double figures with 13 points on 5-of-9 shooting.

Tennessee Women's Basketball unable to keep up with Mississippi State in 83-68 loss Friday in the SEC Tournament. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball unable to keep up with Mississippi State in 83-68 loss Friday in the SEC Tournament. (UT Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols beat LSU 69-66 in SEC Tournament

 

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UT Lady VolsGreenville, SC – Sophomores Evina Westbrook and Rennia Davis combined for 27 second-half points to rally eighth-seeded Tennessee Lady Vols to a 69-66 win over ninth-seeded LSU in the second round of the SEC Tournament on Thursday.
 
Westbrook led UT in scoring with 20 points while Davis was close behind with 19. Freshman Mimi Collins tallied 10 points in the game, eight of which came in the second half.
 
LSU was led by Khayla Pointer, who had 21 points and five assists. Faustine Aifuwa and Ayana Mitchell were also in double figures for the Lady Tigers with 16 each.

Tennessee Women's Basketball sophomore Evina Westbrook scored 9 points Thursday in win over LSU in the SEC Tournament. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball sophomore Evina Westbrook scored 9 points Thursday in win over LSU in the SEC Tournament. (UT Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols take on LSU at SEC Tournament, Thursday

 

Tennessee (18-11 | 7-9 SEC) vs. LSU (16-12 | 7-9 SEC) 

Thursday, March 7th, 2019 | 11:02am CT
Greenville, SC | Bon Secours Wellness Arena | TV: SEC Network

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN –  No. 8 seed Tennessee Lady Vols (18-11, 7-9 SEC) will meet No. 9 seed LSU (16-12, 7-9 SEC) at noon on Thursday in the second round of the SEC Tournament.
 
Tip-off is slated for 1:02pm CT at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, SC, for a contest that is being televised by the SEC Network and carried by the Lady Vol Radio Network and SiriusXM Radio. The winner of Thursday’s game will advance to face No. 1 seed Mississippi State (27-2, 15-1 SEC) at noon on Friday.
 
The Lady Vols closed out the regular season on Sunday with a dominant 81-56 victory at Ole Miss, moving from 10th to 8th in the SEC standings.

Tennessee Women's Basketball begins SEC Tournament facing LSU, Thursday. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball begins SEC Tournament facing LSU, Thursday. (UT Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols run over Ole Miss, 81-56

 

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UT Lady VolsOxford, MS – The Tennessee Lady Vols closed out the regular season with a commanding victory over Ole Miss, winning 81-56 on 51.8-percent shooting on Sunday at the Pavilion at Ole Miss.

Tennessee (18-11, 7-9 SEC) was led in scoring by Meme Jackson,who hit five threes in route to 20 points while tying her season high of six assists. Rennia Davis and Cheridene Green also were in double figures for UT with 13 and 11, respectively. Evina Westbrook narrowly missed a double-double, tallying nine points and nine assists.

The Rebels (9-21, 3-14 SEC) were led in scoring by redshirt senior Crystal Allen, who turned in 30 points. Freshman Gabby Crawford also was in double digits for UM with 16 points and nine rebounds.

Tennessee Women's Basketball senior Meme Jackson scored 20 points, connected on five threes and dished six assists in Lady Vols win at Ole Miss, Saturday. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball senior Meme Jackson scored 20 points, connected on five threes and dished six assists in Lady Vols win at Ole Miss, Saturday. (UT Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball hosts Vanderbilt, Thursday

 

Tennessee (17-10 | 6-8 SEC) vs. Vanderbilt (6-21 | 1-13 SEC)

Thursday, February 28th, 2019 | 6:02pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena | TV: SEC Network

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee (17-10, 6-8 SEC) closes out the home portion of its regular season schedule on Thursday by welcoming Vanderbilt (6-21, 1-13 SEC) to Thompson-Boling Arena.

It’s Senior Night for two Lady Vols, as Cheridene Green and Meme Jackson will be recognized on-court prior to the game. Fans should plan to be in their seats by 5:40pm to catch the festivities. Tip-off is slated for 6:02pm CT on The Summitt in a contest that is being televised by the SEC Network.

After winning five of six, Tennessee has dropped back-to-back games vs. ranked foes No. 21/22 Texas A&M (79-62) and No. 13/13 South Carolina (82-67).

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Tennessee Lady Vols fall 82-67 to #13 South Carolina at Thompson-Boling Arena

 

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UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – A combined 18 second-half points from the sophomore duo of Rennia Davis and Evina Westbrook was not enough for the Lady Vols to complete a frantic comeback against No. 13-ranked South Carolina, which notched an 82-67 win at Thompson-Boling Arena on Sunday.
 
Tennessee (17-10, 6-8 SEC) cut the Gamecocks’ lead down to seven points twice in the second half despite a 16-point deficit at the half.
 
In the loss, four Lady Vols recorded double-digit points on the afternoon: Davis (15), Zaay Green (12), Cheridene Green (11) and Westbrook (10). Freshman Rae Burrell added seven points from the bench, as Davis and Cheridene Green led Tennessee on the glass with nine rebounds apiece.

Tennessee Women's Basketball sophomore Rennia Davis had 15 points and 9 boards in loss to South Carolina Sunday. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball sophomore Rennia Davis had 15 points and 9 boards in loss to South Carolina Sunday. (UT Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols play #13 South Carolina at Thompson-Boling Arena, Sunday

 

Tennessee (17-9 | 6-7 SEC) vs. #13 South Carolina (19-7 | 11-2 SEC)

Sunday, February 24th, 2019 | 3:02pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena | TV: ESPN2

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – After difficult back-to-back games on the road, things don’t get any easier. Tennessee (17-9, 6-7 SEC) returns home to host No. 13/13 South Carolina (19-7, 11-2 SEC) Sunday at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tip-off is slated for 3:02pm CT on The Summitt in a contest that is being televised by ESPN2.

Including this match-up, the Lady Vols have three contests remaining during the regular season. The next two are at home (No. 13/13 South Carolina, Vanderbilt) and the last one is away (Ole Miss).

The Lady Vols enter this contest having won two of their past three games and five of their last seven, including victories over LSU, Florida, Vanderbilt, Auburn and RV/RV Missouri.

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Tennessee Lady Vols hit the road to take on #21/22 Texas A&M, Wednesday

 

Tennessee Lady Vols (17-8 | 6-6 SEC) at #21/22 Texas A&M (19-6 | 8-4 SEC)

Thursday, February 21st, 2019 | 8:02pm CT (9:02pm ET)
College Station, TX | Reed Arena | TV: SEC Network

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – The Tennessee Lady Vols (17-8, 6-6 SEC) is back on the road to take on No. 21/22 Texas A&M (19-6, 8-4 SEC) on Thursday night in College Station, Texas. Tip-off is slated for 8:02pm CT (9:02pm ET) at Reed Arena in a contest that is being carried by the SEC Network.

Including this match-up, the Tennessee Lady Vols have four contests remaining during the regular season. Two are at home (No. 13/13 South Carolina, Vanderbilt) and two are away (No. 21/22 Texas A&M, Ole Miss). UT is closing out a five-game stint where it has played four of those five contests on the road. UT is 2-1 on the road and 1-0 at home during that stretch.

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Tennessee Lady Vols leave Columbia with 62-60 win over Missouri

 

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UT Lady VolsColumbia, MO – The Tennessee Lady Vols earned a hard-fought victory over RV/RV Missouri on Sunday, coming from four points down in the final stanza to claim a 62-60 triumph in front of a crowd of 8,559 in Mizzou Arena.

Sophomore point guard Evina Westbrook led UT (17-8, 6-6 SEC) with 18 points and six assists, while sophomore forward Rennia Davis logged her 17th career double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Freshman forward Meme Collins also found her way into double digits, tying her career high of 11 points while adding six rebounds.
 
MU (19-8, 8-5 SEC) was led by Amber Smith with 14 points and five rebounds. Sophie Cunningham and Cierra Porter were close behind with 13 apiece.

Tennessee Women's Basketball sophomore forward Rennia Davis had 16 points in Lady Vols victory over Missouri. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball sophomore forward Rennia Davis had 16 points in Lady Vols victory over Missouri. (UT Athletics)

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