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Tennessee Lady Vols Fall to Louisville in NCAA Tournament 2nd Round, 75-64

 

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UT Lady VolsLouisville, KY Jaime Nared had 28 points and 11 rebounds and Mercedes Russell added 11 points and 13 boards, but Tennessee could not survive Louisville’s fourth-quarter surge as the No. 5 seed Lady Vols fell to the No. 4 seed Cardinals, 75-64, on Monday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the KFC Yum! Center.

Tennessee (20-12) held a 47-46 lead entering the fourth quarter, but the Lady Vols missed their first 12 shots of the final 10 minutes of the game while Louisville (29-7) swung momentum in its favor.

Nared’s 28 points were the most she has ever scored in an NCAA Tournament game and her 11 boards tied for her best in NCAA play. She was 9-of-18 from the floor, 3-of 5 from 3-point range and a perfect 7-of-7 from the free-throw line.

Tennessee Lady Vol Jaime Nared scores 28 points in loss; Mercedes Russell posts 19th double-double of season. (Tennessee Athletics Department)

Tennessee Lady Vol Jaime Nared scores 28 points in loss; Mercedes Russell posts 19th double-double of season. (Tennessee Athletics Department)

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Tennessee Lady Vols face #13/12 Louisville Cardinals in NCAA Tournament second round

 

Tennessee Lady Vols (20-11) vs. #13/12 Louisville Cardinals (28-7)

March 20th, 2017 | 5:45pm CT
Louisville, KY | KFC Yum! Center | TV: ESPN2

UT Lady VolsLouisville, KY – As the No. 5 seed in the Oklahoma City Regional, Tennessee is looking for its 35th trip to the Sweet 16 on Monday, when the Lady Vols take on 4th-seeded Louisville in the KFC Yum! Center in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

The game tips off at 5:45pm CT and will be broadcast on ESPN2 and online through WatchESPN. Visit WatchESPN.com or download the WatchESPN app to view the game on a computer or mobile device. Dave O’Brien (PxP), Doris Burke (Analyst) and Kara Lawson (Analyst) will describe describe the action between the Lady Vols and the Cardinals.

Fans can also tune into their local Lady Vol Network station to catch Mickey Dearstone describing the action.

Tennessee Lady Vols take on #13/12 Louisville Cardinals Monday, March 20th in the second round of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament. (Tennessee Athletics Department) «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Lady Vols beat Dayton 66-57 to advance in NCAA Tournament

 

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UT Lady VolsLouisville, KY Diamond DeShields scored 24 points, and Mercedes Russell and Schaquilla Nunn posted double-doubles, leading Tennessee to a 66-57 win over Dayton on Saturday in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament at the KFC Yum! Center.

UT (20-11) advances to the second round, where it will meet host and No. 4 seed Louisville (28-7) here on Monday. Tip-time for that game has not been announced.

The Lady Vols surged in the third quarter to take command of the game after an exciting a 29-29 first half. UT limited Dayton (22-10) to just 20 percent shooting (4-of-20) from 3-point range in the win.

#11 Diamond DeShields scored 24 points and Mercedes Russell and Schaquilla Nunn posted double-doubles to lead Tennessee Lady Vols to a 66-57 win over Dayton on Saturday in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament at the KFC Yum! Center. (Austin Perryman/Tennessee Athletics)

#11 Diamond DeShields scored 24 points and Mercedes Russell and Schaquilla Nunn posted double-doubles to lead Tennessee Lady Vols to a 66-57 win over Dayton on Saturday in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament at the KFC Yum! Center. (Austin Perryman/Tennessee Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols faces Dayton Flyers in first round of NCAA Tournament

 

Tennessee Lady Vols (19-11) vs. Dayton Flyers (22-9)

Saturday, March, 18th, 2017 | 3:00pm CT
Louisville, KY | KFC Yum! Center | TV: ESPN2

UT Lady VolsLouisville, KY – As the No. 5 seed in the Oklahoma City Regional, Tennessee is set to face 12th-seeded Dayton in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday at KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, KY. The Lady Vols are the only program to appear in every tournament, making their 36th appearance in the postseason this year.

The game tips off at 3:00pm CT and will be broadcast on ESPN2 and online through WatchESPN. Visit WatchESPN.com or download the WatchESPN app to view the game on a computer or mobile device. Dave O’Brien (PxP), Doris Burke (Analyst) and Kara Lawson (Analyst) will describe describe the action between the Lady Vols and the Flyers.

Fans can also tune into their local Lady Vol Network station to catch Mickey Dearstone describing the action.

Tennessee Lady Vols play Dayton Flyers Saturday, March 18th in NCAA Tournament first round action. (Tennessee Athletic Department) «Read the rest of this article»

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Alabama upsets Tennessee Lady Vols in second round of SEC Tournament

 

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UT Lady VolsGreenville, SC – Despite a double-double by Mercedes Russell, Tennessee was never able to get in a consistent groove against Alabama in the second round of the SEC Tournament at Bon Secours Wellness Arena, falling 72-64.

Russell finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds in the contest, both of which were game highs. Diamond DeShields posted another all-around performance, totaling 15 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals.

Jordan Reynolds and Jaime Nared also cracked double-digit scoring, with 14 and 11, respectively. Nared also added seven rebounds and three assists.

Mercedes Russell scored 16 points and 12 rebounds in Tennessee Lady Vols 72-64 loss to Alabama Thursday in SEC Tournament. (By Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics)

Mercedes Russell scored 16 points and 12 rebounds in Tennessee Lady Vols 72-64 loss to Alabama Thursday in SEC Tournament. (By Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols face Alabama Crimson Tide in second round of SEC Tournament

 

Tennessee Lady Vols (19-10, 10-6 SEC) vs. Alabama (17-12/5-11)

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 | 1:30pm CT
Greenville, SC | Bon Secours Wellness Arena

UT Lady VolsGreenville, SC – The No. 5 seed Lady Vols (19-10, 10-6 SEC) are set to play No. 12 seed Alabama (18-12, 5-11 SEC) at approximately 1:30pm CT on Thursday in the second round of the SEC Tournament at Bon Secours Wellness Arena.

The game will be broadcast on SEC Network and will be available online through WatchESPN. Courtney Lyle (PxP), Tamika Catchings (Analyst) and Steffi Sorensen (Reporter) will describe the action for the SEC Network broadcast of Tennessee’s second-round game.

Fans can also tune into their local Lady Vol Network station to catch Mickey Dearstone describing the action.

Tennessee Women's Basketball take on Alabama Thursday at 3:30pm CT in second round SEC Tournament action. (Tennessee Athletics Department) «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Lady Vols take down #3/2 Mississippi State, 82-64

 

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UT Lady VolsStarksville, MS Tennessee earned one of the biggest wins of the Holly Warlick era on Sunday, defeating #3/2 Mississippi State, 82-64, at Humphrey Coliseum.

Jordan Reynolds also had a productive game, tying her career high in points with 17 to go along with eight rebounds and three assists.

Victoria Vivians led the Bulldogs (27-3, 13-3 SEC) with 18 points.

Tennessee’s defense came ready to play out of the gate, holding the Bulldogs to 19 percent shooting and more than a four-minute scoring drought in the first quarter. Jaime Nared got off to a quick start on the offensive end of the court, posting nine points to lead UT to an 18-8 advantage at the end of the period.

Tennessee Lady Volunteers Head Coach Holly Warlick during the game between #3/2 Mississippi State and the Tennessee Lady Volunteers. The Lady Vols won 82-64. (Craig Bisacre/Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Lady Volunteers Head Coach Holly Warlick during the game between #3/2 Mississippi State and the Tennessee Lady Volunteers. The Lady Vols won 82-64. (Craig Bisacre/Tennessee Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols travel to #3/2 Mississippi State to close regular season

 

Tennessee at #3/2 Mississppi State

Sunday, February 26th, 2017 | 4:00pm CT
Starkville, MS | Humphrey Coliseum | TV: ESPN2

UT Lady VolsStarkville, MS – #RV/RV Tennessee wraps up the regular season Sunday in a rematch against #3/2 Mississppi State at Humphrey Coliseum.

The game tips off at 4:00pm CT and will be broadcast on ESPN2 and online through WatchESPN. Visit WatchESPN.com or download the WatchESPN app to view the game on a computer or mobile device. Pam Ward (PxP) and Gail Goestenkors (Analyst) will describe the action between the Lady Vols and the Bulldogs.

Fans can also tune into their local Lady Vol Network station to catch Mickey Dearstone describing the action.

Sunday's Tennessee Lady Vols vs. #3/2 Mississippi State game is slated to tip off at 4:00pm CT at Humphrey Coliseum. (Tennessee Athletics Department)

Sunday’s Tennessee Lady Vols vs. #3/2 Mississippi State game is slated to tip off at 4:00pm CT at Humphrey Coliseum. (Tennessee Athletics Department)

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Tennessee Lady Vols rally late to down Florida Gators, 74-70

 

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UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN –  A late run by Tennessee helped give the Lady Vols a 74-70 victory over the Florida Gators on Senior Night at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Mercedes Russell led UT’s offense, getting her 16th double-double of the season, with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Diamond DeShields just missed a triple-double, posting 15 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high nine assists.

UT got a late push of momentum in the fourth quarter to come back from a seven-point deficit. Over the last 2:57 in the contest, Tennessee (18-10, 9-6 SEC) went on a 13-2 run, starting with a layup by Alexa Middleton. She brought energy to the offense in the second half, finishing with 15 points and converting a trio of 3-pointers.

Thursday night the Tennessee Lady Vols held Senior Night for Jordan Reynolds and Schaquilla Nunn. (Tennessee Athletics Department)

Thursday night the Tennessee Lady Vols held Senior Night for Jordan Reynolds and Schaquilla Nunn. (Tennessee Athletics Department)

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Tennessee Lady Vols play Florida on Senior Night at Thompson-Boling Arena

 

Tennessee Lady Vols (17-10/8-6 SEC) vs. Florida Gators (13-14/4-10 SEC)

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 | 6:02pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Area

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – #RV/RV Tennessee will honor its seniors on Thursday, as the Lady Vols host Florida on Senior Night at Thompson-Boling Arena.

The game tips off at 6:00pm CT and will be broadcast on SEC Network and will be available online through WatchESPN. Visit WatchESPN.com or download the WatchESPN app to view the game on a computer or mobile device. Courtney Lyle (PxP) and Deb Antonelli (Analyst) will describe the action between the Lady Vols and the Gators.

Fans can also tune into their local Lady Vol Network station to catch Mickey Dearstone describing the action.

Tennessee Lady Vols face Florida Gators Thursday night at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tip off is at 6:00pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics Department)

Tennessee Lady Vols face Florida Gators Thursday night at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tip off is at 6:00pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics Department)

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