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#18 Tennessee Vols upended at Georgia, 73-62

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsAthens, GA – Despite a double-double from Kyle Alexander, No. 18 Tennessee fell on the road to Georgia, 73-62, at Stegeman Coliseum on Saturday night.
 
Alexander finished the game with 10 points and a career-high-tying 13 rebounds, marking the second double-double of his career. He was joined by Jordan Bowden (13), Admiral Schofield (11) and Lamonté Turner (14) as the Vols’ (19-7, 9-5 SEC) double-digit scorers.

Tennessee Volunteers guard Jordan Bone (0) goes to the basket between Georgia Bulldogs guard William Jackson II (0) and forward Rayshaun Hammonds (20) during the first half at Stegeman Coliseum. (Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers guard Jordan Bone (0) goes to the basket between Georgia Bulldogs guard William Jackson II (0) and forward Rayshaun Hammonds (20) during the first half at Stegeman Coliseum. (Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports)

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#18 Tennessee Vols heads to Georgia Bulldogs for Saturday matchup

 

#18 Tennessee Vols at Georgia

Saturday, February 17th, 2018 | 5:00pm CT
Athens, GA | Stegeman Coliseum | TV: SEC Network

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsAthens, GA – No. 18 Tennessee is set for its first of two meetings in the final five games of the season against the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday, February 17th at Stegeman Coliseum. The game will tip at 5:00pm CT and will be televised live on SEC Network and streamed online via WatchESPN.

The Vols (19-6, 9-4 SEC) will be looking to win their 20th game of the year, which would mark the first time UT has achieved the feat since 2013-14 and the first time in the regular season since 2009-10. Tennessee is coming off a 70-67 win over South Carolina on Tuesday, completing the 6-0 season sweep against its three “permanent” SEC opponents (Kentucky, South Carolina and Vanderbilt).

Tennessee Men's Basketball travels to Georgia Saturday to take on the Bulldogs. Tip off is at 5:00pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Men’s Basketball travels to Georgia Saturday to take on the Bulldogs. Tip off is at 5:00pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics)

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#11 Tennessee Lady Vols begin two game homestand Thursday with Alabama

 

#11 Tennessee Lady Vols vs. Alabama

Thursday, February 15th, 2018 | 5:32pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 11/11 Tennessee (21-4, 9-3 SEC) closes out a two-game home stand Thursday, February 15th welcoming Alabama (15-10, 5-7 SEC) to Thompson-Boling Arena for another conference clash at 5:32pm CT.

The 55th meeting between the Lady Vols and Crimson Tide is an important one, as UT tries to maintain its second-place position in the league standings, while the Crimson Tide tries to improve its chances of earning an NCAA Tournament bid with a quality win on the road. The Lady Vols, who lead the series, 49-5, also look to end a three-game losing skid vs. Bama.

Tennessee Women's Baskeball takes on Alabama Thursday at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tip off is at 5:32pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics) «Read the rest of this article»

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#15 Tennessee Vols travel to Alabama, Saturday

 

#15 Tennessee Vols at Alabama

Saturday, February 10th, 2018 | 5:00pm CT
Tuscaloosa, AL | Coleman Coliseum | TV: SEC Network

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsTuscaloosa, AL – Riding a six-game winning streak, No. 15 Tennessee is set for another tough road game Saturday against Alabama in Coleman Coliseum. The game will tip at 5:00pm CT and will be televised live on SEC Network and streamed online via WatchESPN.

The Vols (18-5, 8-3 SEC) are coming off their first win in Rupp Arena since 2006, beating 24th-ranked Kentucky, 61-59, on Tuesday night. Lamonté Turner was the player of the game, draining the decisive go-ahead three with 26 seconds left in the game. He would finish with a game-high 16 points on four treys. The SEC Sixth Man of the Year candidate has scored in double figures in four straight games and five of the last six, averaging 16.2 ppg during the stretch. 

Tennessee Men's Basketball takes on Alabama Crimson Tide last Saturday afternoon in Tuscaloosa. Tip off is at 500pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics)

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#11 Tennessee Lady Vols travel to Arkansas to take on Razorbacks, Thursday

 

#11/11 Tennessee Lady Vols at Arkansas

Thursday, February 8th, 2018 | 7:00pm CT
Fayetteville, AR | Bud Walton Arena |

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN No. 11/11 Tennessee (19-4, 7-3 SEC) is back on the road Thursday night, February 8th, traveling to Fayetteville to take on the Arkansas Razorbacks (12-11, 3-7 SEC) at Bud Walton Arena. Tip-off is slated for 7:00pm CT (8:00pm ET).

This will mark the Lady Vols’ first visit to Arkansas since January 14th, 2016, when they dropped a 64-59 decision to the Razorbacks.

Points have been hard to come by for the visiting teams in this series of late, with UT scoring 60, 60 and 59 in its last three trips to Bud Walton and UA tallying 60, 57 and 46 in its last three treks to Thompson-Boling Arena.

Tennessee Women's Basketball is on the road Thursday at Arkansas. Tip off is at 7:00pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball is on the road Thursday at Arkansas. Tip off is at 7:00pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics)

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#12/13 Tennessee Lady Vols travel to Nashville to face Vanderbilt

 

#12/13 Tennessee Lady Vols at Vanderbilt

Sunday, January 4th, 2018 | 1:02pm CT
Nashville, TN | Memorial Gymnasium | TV: ESPNU

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN No. 12/13 Tennessee (18-4, 6-3 SEC) heads to the mid-state for a Sunday matinee at Vanderbilt (6-17/2-7). Tipoff is slated for 1:02pm CT (2:02pm ET) at Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville.

This will mark the second meeting this season between these teams. The (then) #7/7 Lady Vols held off Vanderbilt in Knoxville on January 7th by a score of 86-73. That victory gave Tennessee a 15-0 record at that point.

UT has gone 3-4 since the last meeting, facing the most difficult part of its schedule. That stretch included consecutive tilts at #17/16 Texas A&M (L, 76-79 OT), at #9/8 South Carolina (W, 86-70), at #5/5 Notre Dame (L, 70-84) and vs. #3/3 Mississippi State (L, 52-71) as well as contests vs. Ole Miss (W, 75-66), at LSU (L, 59-70) and vs. #14/12 Texas A&M (W, 82-67).

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#12/13 Tennessee Lady Vols host #14/12 Texas A&M Thursday at Thompson-Boling Arena

 

#12/13 Tennessee Lady Vols vs. #14/12 Texas A&M

Thursday, February 1st, 2018 | 5:32pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena | TV: SEC Network

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN No. 12/13 Tennessee (17-4, 5-3 SEC) will try to get back on the winning track when it plays host to #14/12 Texas A&M (17-5/6-2) on Thursday. An early tipoff time of 5:32pm CT is on tap at Thompson-Boling Arena.

This will mark the second meeting this season between these teams. The (then) #17/16 Aggies held serve at Reed Arena on January 11th, turning back the (then) #6/6 Lady Vols in overtime, 79-76. That setback ended a 15-0 start for Tennessee. Including that contest, the Big Orange women have gone 2-4 since opening the season in perfect fashion.

Tennessee Women's Basketball takes on Texas A&M Thursday at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tip off is at 5:32pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics) «Read the rest of this article»

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#10 Tennessee Lady Vols take on Ole Miss Rebels Thursday at Thompson-Boling Arena

 

#10 Tennessee Lady Vols vs. Ole Miss

Thursday, January 25th, 2018 | 6:02pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 10/10 Tennessee (16-3, 4-2 SEC) returns to Thompson-Boling Arena on Thursday night, January 25th, 2018 for its second straight home contest, playing host to Ole Miss (11-8, 1-5 SEC) at 6:02pm CT.

The match-up will be the Lady Vols’ first against an unranked foe since Vanderbilt played on The Summitt on January 7th.

Facing a gauntlet of four ranked teams in 11 days, including three top-10 squads and two in the top five, UT has dropped two in a row and three of its last four games.

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

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#6 Tennessee Lady Vols fall at home to #3 Mississippi State Bulldogs, 71-52

 

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UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN Mercedes Russell recorded 16 points on 7-for-9 shooting, but No. 6/7 Tennessee was unable to overcome a 13-point halftime deficit in a 71-52 loss to No. 3/3 Mississippi State on Sunday at Thompson-Boling Arena.
 
Jaime Nared added 12 points for the Lady Vols (16-3, 4-2 SEC), who now have dropped three of their last four. Victoria Vivians led the Bulldogs (20-0, 6-0 SEC) with 24 points and nine rebounds, while Teaira McCowan recorded 12 points and 18 boards.
 
After Anastasia Hayes made it a seven-point game with a free throw early in the fourth quarter, MSU was able to shut down UT offensively, allowing no field goals over the final eight minutes while closing the game on a 14-2 run.

Tennessee Women's Basketball senior Mercedes Russell scores 16 points and 4 rebounds in loss to #3 Mississippi State Sunday afternoon. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball senior Mercedes Russell scores 16 points and 4 rebounds in loss to #3 Mississippi State Sunday afternoon. (Tennessee Athletics)

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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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