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#6/7 Tennessee Lady Vols play #3/3 Mississippi State at Thompson-Boling Arena, Sunday

 

#6/7 Tennessee Lady Vols vs. #3/3 Mississippi State

Sunday, January 21st, 2018 | 2:02pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena | ESPN2

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 6/7 Tennessee (16-2, 4-1 SEC) is back at home after a three-game road swing and steps back into conference play with a match-up vs. #3/3 Mississippi State (19-0, 5-0 SEC) on Sunday. Tip-off vs. the defending NCAA runner-up Bulldogs is set for 2:02pm CT at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Sunday’s tilt is the Lady Vols’ fourth straight game against a ranked foe, the third consecutive vs. a top-10 team and the second in a row over a top-five squad. This marks the second run of four straight ranked opponents during the Holly Warlick era.

UT beat #22/NR North Carolina and #18/20 Texas, then lost to #3/3 Baylor and #1/1 Stanford in 2012-13 (her first year as head coach).

Tennessee Women's Basketball returns home to take on Mississippi State Sunday afternoon at Thompson-Boling Arena. (Tennessee Athletics) «Read the rest of this article»

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#6/7 Tennessee Lady Vols at #5/5 Notre Dame, Thursday

 

#6/7 Tennessee Lady Vols vs. #5/5 Notre Dame

Thursday, January 17th, 2018 | 6:02pm CT
Notre Dame, IN | Joyce Center | TV: ESPN

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN No. 6/7 Tennessee (16-1, 4-1 SEC) makes one final stop on a challenging three-game road swing with a Thursday night, January 18th visit to Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center to take on No. 5/5 Notre Dame (16-2, 5-1 ACC). The Lady Vols’ final regular-season non-conference contest is slated to tip at 6:02pm CT.

This marks the 28th meeting between these schools in women’s basketball, with UT holding a 21-6 advantage. The Lady Vols will try to halt a three-game road losing skid in the series and end a 17-game homecourt winning streak by the Irish. A year ago, Tennessee ended a six-game Notre Dame series win streak, defeating the (then) No. 6/6 Fighting Irish, 71-69, at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville on a last second jumper by Jaime Nared.

#6/7 Tennessee Lady Vols travels to #5/5 Notre Dame Thursday for a 6:00pm CT tip off at the Joyce Center. (Tennessee Athletics)

#6/7 Tennessee Lady Vols travels to #5/5 Notre Dame Thursday for a 6:00pm CT tip off at the Joyce Center. (Tennessee Athletics)

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#6 Tennessee Lady Vols fend off #9 South Carolina for 86-70 Win

 

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UT Lady VolsColumbia, SC – Senior Mercedes Russell recorded a 16-point, 12-rebound double-double to lead No. 6/6 Tennessee to an 86-70 victory over No. 9/8 South Carolina on Sunday at Colonial Life Arena.
 
Jaime Nared added 19 points as the Lady Vols (16-1, 4-1 SEC) bounced back from their first loss of the season with a win over the defending national champions and their second consecutive victory in Columbia. UT was fueled by a balanced attack, with five different players reaching double figures.

Tennessee Women's Basketball senior Jaime Nared had 19 points in Sunday win over South Carolina. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball senior Jaime Nared had 19 points in Sunday win over South Carolina. (Tennessee Athletics)

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#6 Tennessee Lady Vols begin three game road trip at #9/8 South Carolina

 

#6 Tennessee Lady Vols at #9/8 South Carolina

Sunday, January 13th, 2018 | 12:02pm CT
Columbia, SC | Colonial Life Arena |  ESPN2

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 6/6 Tennessee (15-1, 3-1 SEC) continues its arduous three-game road swing with a stop in Columbia, SC, to take on No. 9/8 South Carolina (14-2, 3-1 SEC) in a contest slated to tip at 12:02pm CT on Sunday at Colonial Life Arena.

This marks the 55th meeting between these schools in women’s basketball, and the Lady Vols and Gamecocks will face off again on February 25th in UT’s Senior Day game in Knoxville.

The Lady Vols’ match-up with South Carolina is the second of four straight UT contests vs. teams ranked in the AP Top 20. 

Tennessee Women's Basketball travels to South Carolina Sunday to take on the Gamecocks at Colonial Life Arena. Tip off is at 12:02pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball travels to South Carolina Sunday to take on the Gamecocks at Colonial Life Arena. Tip off is at 12:02pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics)

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#6 Tennessee Lady Vols lose 79-76 at #17 Texas A&M in Overtime

 

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UT Lady VolsCollege Station, TX – Danni Williams made three free throws with 7.8 seconds remaining in overtime to put No. 17/16 Texas A&M ahead and help hand No. 6/6 Tennessee its first loss of the season, 79-76, on Thursday night at Reed Arena.
 
Mercedes Russell recorded 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Lady Vols (15-1, 3-1 SEC). The loss marks the first time Tennessee has dropped a game since being eliminated from last year’s NCAA tournament on March 20th.
 
Khaalia Hillsman led the Aggies (14-4, 3-1 SEC) with 22 points on 8-of-9 shooting from the floor and added 11 boards. Williams chipped in 22 of her own while going 3-for-7 from 3-point range. Texas A&M has now won its past two match-ups with the Lady Vols and the last two meetings in College Station, both in overtime.

Tennessee Women's Basketball falls to the Texas A&M Aggies in overtime 79-76 Thursday night. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball falls to the Texas A&M Aggies in overtime 79-76 Thursday night. (Tennessee Athletics)

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#6 Tennessee Lady Vols hit the road to face #17 Texas A&M

 

#6 Tennessee at #17/16 Texas A&M

Thursday, January 11th, 2018 | 6:10pm CT
College Station, TX | Reed Arena | TV: SEC Network

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 6/6 Tennessee begins a three-game road swing, as the Lady Vols travel to College Station, Texas, to face No. 17/16 Texas A&M at 6:10pm CT (7:10pm ET) on Thursday, January 11th, 2018.

The Lady Vols’ match-up with Texas A&M is the first of four straight UT contests vs. teams ranked in the AP Top 20.  The Lady Vols and Aggies will be meeting for the 11th time overall and third time in College Station during the series.

The Lady Vols will be aiming to go 16-0 for only the fourth occasion in school history and for the first time during the Holly Warlick era.  The last time Tennessee began a season 16-0, 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 and an Elite Eight finish.

Tennessee Women's Basketball plays Texas A&M Thursday at Reed Arena. Tip off is at 6:10pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics) «Read the rest of this article»

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#7 Tennessee Lady Vols surge in Fourth Period to defeat Vanderbilt, 86-73

 

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UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – Redshirt senior Mercedes Russell paced No. 7 Tennessee with a career-high 33 points, as the seventh-ranked Lady Volunteers pulled away from Vanderbilt in the fourth period to secure an 86-73 victory Sunday afternoon in Thompson-Boling Arena.

With the win, the Lady Vols improved to 15-0, 3-0 in Southeastern Conference play, and won their 11th consecutive home game dating back to last season. Vanderbilt, meanwhile, fell to 4-13, 0-3 SEC.

Redshirt junior Cheridene Green also had a career day for the Big Orange, pouring in 17 points and grabbing five rebounds. Senior Jaime Nared chipped in 15 points, five rebounds and six steals as the Lady Vols remained unbeaten through their first 15 games for the fourth time in school history. 

Tennessee Women's Basketball senior center Mercedes Russell scored a career-high 33 points in win over Vanderbilt Commodores Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball senior center Mercedes Russell scored a career-high 33 points in win over Vanderbilt Commodores Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena. (Tennessee Athletics)

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#7 Tennessee Lady Vols host Vanderbilt Commodores, Sunday

 

#7 Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt

Sunday, January 7th, 2018 | 11:02am CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena | TV: SEC Network

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 7/7 Tennessee (14-0, 2-0 SEC) closes out a two-game home stand with an in-state rivalry match-up against Vanderbilt (4-12, 0-2 SEC) at 11:02am CT on Sunday, January 7th, 2018 at Thompson-Boling Arena.

The Lady Vols and Commodores will meet for the 79th time overall and the 33rd time in Knoxville during the series.

Tennessee will be aiming to go 15-0 for only the fourth occasion in school history and for the first time during the Holly Warlick era. The last time Tennessee began a season 15-0, 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 and an Elite Eight finish.

Tennessee Women's Basketball takes on rival Vanderbilt Commodores Sunday at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tip off is set for 11:02am CT. (Tennessee Athletics) «Read the rest of this article»

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#7 Tennessee Lady Vols host Auburn Tigers Thursday

 

#7 Tennessee vs. Auburn

Thursday, January 4th, 2018 | 6:02pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee (13-0, 1-0 SEC) plays its first home game in 25 days and its initial contest of 2018, as Auburn (10-3, 1-0 SEC) comes to Thompson-Boling Arena for an SEC match-up at 6:02pm CT on Thursday.

The last time the Lady Vols appeared in a game on The Summitt, Holly Warlick‘s squad upended #2/4 Texas, 82-75, on December 10th.

UT has gone 3-0 in road games since that victory over the Longhorns, taking care of Long Beach State (90-61) on December 17th, #18/24 Stanford (83-71) on December 21st and Kentucky (63-49) on December 31st.

Tennessee Women's Basketball faces Auburn Thursday night at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tip off is at 6:02pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics) «Read the rest of this article»

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#7 Tennessee Lady Vols takes down Kentucky Wildcats 63-49 in Lexington

 

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UT Lady VolsLexington, KY – No. 7/7 Tennessee improved to 13-0 overall and 1-0 in the SEC on Sunday, defeating Kentucky (8-7, 0-1 SEC) 63-49 in front of a crowd of 8,921 at Rupp Arena. 

The victory was UT’s first in the venue in three tries. The Big Orange women lost to the Wildcats during the 2005-06 season and fell to USC here in the 1986 NCAA Final Four semifinals. The triumph was only the third in Tennessee’s last seven trips to the Bluegrass.

The Lady Vols, who improved to 55-11 in the all-time series, were led in scoring by freshman Evina Westbrook who notched 17 points, tying her career high. Senior Jaime Nared recorded her sixth double-double of the season, contributing 11 points, 10 rebounds and six assists.

Tennessee Women's Basketball gets 63-49 win at Kentucky to improve to 13-0 on the season. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball gets 63-49 win at Kentucky to improve to 13-0 on the season. (Tennessee Athletics)

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