Topic: Mississippi State
Jacksonville, FL – Diamond DeShields scored 21 points, Bashaara Graves scored 19 and Tennessee upset No. 2 seed Texas A&M in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals, 70-60, on Friday at Veterans Memorial Arena.
DeShields scored 14 points in the second half and her energy on defense helped Tennessee (19-12) limit the Aggies (21-9) to just 35.8-percent shooting. She and Graves each shot 7-of-11 from the floor and they combined to go 11-of-12 from the free-throw line.
Graves collected seven rebounds and was aggressive in the paint, setting the tone in the first half.
#7 Tennessee Lady Vols (18-12) vs. #2 Texas A&M Aggies (21-8)
Friday, March 4th, 2016 | 6:00pm ET/5:00pm CT
Knoxville, TN – The No. 7 UT Lady Vols (18-12) will look to take down No. 2 seed #15/15 Texas A&M (21-8) in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament at Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville on Friday at 6:00pm ET/5:00pm CT on SEC Network and available via WatchESPN.
The state of Florida and city of Jacksonville are hosting their first-ever SEC women’s tourney. This marks the ninth meeting between these schools, their second bout this season and the third time they have played one another in the SEC Tournament.
Tennessee enters Friday’s game with a 76-19 (.800) all-time record in the 37th year of the SEC Tournament.
UT Athletics Department
Knoxville, TN – Bashaara Graves posted a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds and No. 24/RV Tennessee enjoyed timely contributions off the bench from Meme Jackson and Kortney Dunbar to take a 57-51 win over Ole Miss on Thursday at Thompson-Boling Arena.
Tennessee (16-10, 7-6 SEC) surged in the second half to post its 28th-straight win over Ole Miss (10-16, 2-11 SEC). UT came back from a 33-30 halftime deficit, marking the Lady Vols’ first win of the season after trailing at the half. Tennessee entered the night 0-5 when behind at halftime.
Austin Peay Sports Information
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University track and field team will make it back-to-back weekends in the mid-state area when it treks to Nashville for the Music City Challenge, hosted by Vanderbilt.
The two-day event begins 4:00pm, Friday, February 12th, 2016 with the high jump and weight throw at the Vanderbilt Multipurpose Facility.
#25/RV Tennessee (14-9, 5-5 SEC) vs. Vanderbilt (15-8, 4-6 SEC)
Thursday, February 11th, 2016 | 8:05pm CT/9:05pm ET
Knoxville, TN – The #25/RV Lady Vols (14-9, 5-5 SEC) go in search of a road victory Thursday night, as they face in-state rival Vanderbilt (15-8, 4-6 SEC) in Nashville at Memorial Gymnasium in the 76th meeting between these programs. Tip-off is slated for 8:00pm CT/9:00pm ET.
The Lady Vols are in seventh place, and the Commodores stand in 11th in the league standings through Monday night’s games.
After winning a pair of league tilts at home, the Big Orange women enter Thursday night’s contest on the heels of a 76-71 overtime loss at Texas A&M on Sunday.
Clarksville, TN – She was simply known as “Champ.” Never was a nickname more appropriate and never did one person do more to help transform a struggling program into a conference contender.
Jenny Hazelwood was seeking players who could impact her program for the 2008 season. After watching the Lady Govs struggle to an 8-25 record during her first APSU season, the Lady Govs coach knew she needed an influx of talent. Hazelwood had some pieces in place but knew the rebuilding process also needed a mix of young talent and a veteran who could provide an offensive jolt.
#23/25 Tennessee (14-8/5-4 SEC) vs. #12/11 Texas A&M (15-7/5-4 SEC)
Sunday, February 7th, 2016 | 3:01pm CT/3:01pm ET
Knoxville, TN – The #23/25 Lady Vols (14-8, 5-4 SEC) will look for a road victory as they take on #12/11 Texas A&M (15-7, 5-4 SEC) on Sunday. Tip off is slated for 3:00pm CT/4:00pm ET, and the game will be broadcast on ESPN and available online via WatchESPN.
The Lady Vols and Aggies enter the contest knotted up in fourth place in the SEC standings, one game ahead of Auburn, Georgia and Missouri in the loss column.
Tennessee brings a two-game winning streak into the contest after it defeated Alabama (70-42) last Sunday and Arkansas (75-57) on Thursday night, both in Knoxville, to rise from ninth to fourth in the league standings.
Tennessee (11-11, 4-5 SEC) at Arkansas (11-11, 4-5 SEC)
Saturday, February 6th, 2016 | 7:01pm CT/8:00pm ET
Knoxville, TN – Tennessee goes in search of its second straight SEC win when it travels to face Arkansas Saturday night at 8:00pm ET/7:00pm CT on the SEC Network.
The Vols (11-11, 4-5 SEC) are looking to snap a three-game losing streak in Fayetteville and find its first win there since 2009. Tennessee leads the all-time series 19-16, but dropped two of the three meetings between the programs last season. Meanwhile, the Razorbacks (11-11, 4-5 SEC) return home to Bud Walton Arena after suffering an 87-83 defeat at Florida on Wednesday night. Arkansas is 10-3 at home this season, boasting victories over Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, and No. 5 Texas A&M.
#23/25 Tennessee (13-8, 4-4 SEC) vs. Arkansas (9-13, 4-5 SEC)
Thursday, February 4th, 2016 | 7:00pm ET/6:00pm CT
Knoxville, TN – The #23/25 Tennessee (13-8, 4-4 SEC) and Arkansas (9-13, 4-5 SEC) meet for the second time this season, as the Lady Vols play host to the Razorbacks on Thursday night at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville. It will mark the 30th meeting between these schools.
UT and UA face off at 7:01pm ET/6:00pm in a match-up streamed via SECN+ and available through WatchESPN.
The contest will be the second between these programs in 2015-16, as the Razorbacks came from 11 down at the half to upset the #13/15 Lady Vols, 64-59, on January 14th in Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.
Tennessee is coming off a 70-42 victory over Alabama on Sunday, in which the Lady Vols posted one of their finest complete-game performances of the season.
#19/23 Tennessee (12-8, 3-4 SEC) vs. Alabama (13-8, 2-6 SEC)
Sunday, January 31st, 2-16 | 3:00pm ET/2:00pm CT
Knoxville, TN – The #19/23 Lady Vols (12-8, 3-4 SEC) will look to bounce back from two one-possession losses to top 15 teams as they return to Thompson-Boling Arena to take on Alabama (13-8, 2-6 SEC) on Sunday. Tipoff is slated for 3:00pm ET/2:00pm CT, and the game will be broadcast on SEC Network and available online via WatchESPN.
The UT women are suiting up for their third game of the week after playing at #12/9 Kentucky on Monday night and at #13/13 Mississippi State on Thursday night.
Alabama is doing the same, having played at Vanderbilt on Monday night and at home vs. #10/10 Texas A&M on Thursday night.
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