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#15/14 Tennessee Lady Vols heads to Florida to take on the Gators

 

#15/14 Tennessee Lady Vols at Florida Gators

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 | 6:02pm CT
Gainesville, FL | Exactech Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 15/14 Tennessee (21-6, 9-5 SEC) makes its last road trip of the regular season, traveling to Gainesville to face Florida (11-16, 3-11 SEC) on Thursday at 6:02pm CT.

This will mark the 55th meeting between these schools in women’s basketball, with UT holding a 50-4 series advantage, including 20-2 in Gainesville.

The Lady Vols and Gators also played in Tennessee’s 28th game last season as well, with the Big Orange coming away with a 74-70 victory in Knoxville on February 23rd.

Tennessee Women's Basketball hits the road Thursday to play the Florida Gators in Gainesville. Tip off is at 6:02pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball hits the road Thursday to play the Florida Gators in Gainesville. Tip off is at 6:02pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics)

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#19 Tennessee Vols take on Florida Gators at Thompson-Boling Arena, Tuesday

 

#19 Tennessee Vols vs. Florida Gators

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 | 8:00pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena | TV: ESPN2

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – With the regular season nearing its end, No. 19 Tennessee is set to face the Florida Gators at Thompson-Boling Arena in a huge matchup on Wednesday night. The game tips at 8:00pm CT and will be televised live on ESPN2 and streamed online via WatchESPN.

The Volunteers (19-7, 9-5 SEC) have just four games left and each one is equally as important when it comes to a top-four seeding for the SEC Tournament in two weeks. UT currently sits in second place, one game ahead of a four-way tie for third place, including the Gators. While its toughest games are out of the way, the league is as deep as it has ever been, so Tennessee will have its hands full down the final stretch to secure the valuable double-bye. 

Tennessee Men's Basketball hosts the Florida Gators Tuesday night at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tip off is at 8:00pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Men’s Basketball hosts the Florida Gators Tuesday night at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tip off is at 8:00pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics)

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#11 Tennessee Lady Vols lose heartbreaker at #13 Missouri Tigers, 77-73

 

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UT Lady VolsColumbia, MO – No. 11/11 Tennessee dropped a hard-fought thriller at No. 13/13 Missouri Sunday, falling to the Tigers by a score of 77-73 in front of a record crowd of 11,092 at Mizzou Arena.
 
Senior Jaime Nared led the Lady Vols (21-6, 9-5 SEC) with 25 points, while Mercedes Russell added 10 points and nine rebounds.
 
UT overcame a 13-point second-quarter deficit and worked the game into a 62-62 tie with 5:18 remaining. However, the Tigers (22-5, 10-4 SEC) used clutch free-throw shooting down the stretch to pull ahead late, including two from Sophie Cunningham with one second remaining that put them ahead by four. Cunningham netted 32 points on 9-of-14 shooting to lead Missouri.

Tennessee Women's Basketball senior scored 25 points in loss to Missouri Sunday. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball senior scored 25 points in loss to Missouri Sunday. (Tennessee Athletics)

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#11 Tennessee Lady Vols travel to Columbia Sunday to take on Missouri Tigers

 

#11 Tennessee Lady Vols at #13 Missouri Tigers

Sunday, February 18th, 2018 | 1:00pm CT
Columbia, MO | Mizzou Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN No. 11/11 Tennessee (21-5, 9-4 SEC) begins a two-game road swing Sunday, facing No. 13/13 Missouri (21-5, 9-4 SEC) in Mizzou Arena at 1:00pm CT/ 2:00pm ET.

In what will be the 10th meeting between the two programs, Tennessee will look to recover from a 72-63 loss to Alabama while the Tigers are looking to extend their streak of consecutive wins to five.

Leading into Tennessee’s loss to Alabama, the Lady Vols had won four straight games.

The most recent feather in Tennessee’s cap was a 62-46 win over #18/18 Georgia on Sunday afternoon in front of a “Live Pink, Bleed Orange” crowd of 12,523 in Knoxville, improving UT’s record against ranked teams to 6-3 this season.

Tennessee Women's Basketball plays Missouri at Mizzou Arena Sunday afternoon. Tip off is at 1:00pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball plays Missouri at Mizzou Arena Sunday afternoon. Tip off is at 1:00pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics)

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#11 Tennessee Lady Vols lose at Alabama, 72-63

 

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UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN  Jaime Nared had a game-high 22 points, but it was not enough as No.11/11 Tennessee lost to Alabama 72-63 Thursday evening in Thompson-Boling Arena.

The Lady Vols (21-5, 9-4 SEC) came out on the losing end of a streaky game that saw leads exchanged on three different double-digit runs. Tennessee had the advantage in the paint, out-rebounding the Crimson Tide 45-39, but Alabama (16-10, 6-7 SEC) won the game behind a 42.6% field goal percentage.

Tennessee had three players in double figures. Jaime Nared led the Lady Vols with 22 points, Rennia Davis scored 18, and Mercedes Russell added another 11. Both Davis and Russell collected double-doubles on the night as they grabbed 10 and 11 rebounds, respectively.

Tennessee Women's Basketball senior Jaime Nared scored 22 points and had 7 rebounds in loss to Alabama Thursday night. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball senior Jaime Nared scored 22 points and had 7 rebounds in loss to Alabama Thursday night. (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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#11 Tennessee Lady Vols play #18 Georgia at Thompson-Boling Arena, Sunday

 

#11 Tennessee Lady Vols vs. #18 Georgia

Sunday, February 11th, 2018 | 2:00pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena | TV: SEC Network

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 11/11 Tennessee (20-4, 8-3 SEC) is back in the friendly confines of Thompson-Boling Arena for back-to-back home games, beginning with a Sunday matinee vs. No. 18/18 Georgia (21-3, 9-2 SEC) at 2:00pm CT.

The 67th meeting between the Lady Vols and Lady Bulldogs is a key one, with UT currently tied with South Carolina and Texas A&M in third place in the Southeastern Conference standings and UGA sitting in second, one game ahead of the Lady Vols.
 
Tennessee has won three straight and four of its last five recently after dropping three of four vs. a quartet of ranked foes from January 11th to January 21st.

Tennessee Women's Basketball to host the Georgia Bulldogs Sunday at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tip off is set for 2:00pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball to host the Georgia Bulldogs Sunday at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tip off is set for 2:00pm 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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#15 Tennessee Vols travel to Lexington to take on #24 Kentucky Wildcats

 

#15 Tennessee Vols at #24 Kentucky

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 | 6:00pm CT
Lexington, KY | Rupp Arena | TV: ESPN

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsLexington, KY – Playing its best ball of the season, 15th-ranked Tennessee heads to Rupp Arena on Tuesday night, February 6th for a showdown with rival Kentucky. The game is set to tip at 6:00pm CT and will be televised on ESPN for “Super Tuesday.”

The Vols (17-5, 7-3 SEC) enter the contest as winners of their last five games and eight of the last nine. During the stretch, defense has been the key for UT’s success. Tennessee has held its opponents to under 65 points in each of the last seven outings and now ranks 6th in defensive efficiency in the KenPom rankings.

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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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