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#12/12 Tennessee Lady Vols plays #8/8 South Carolina in quarterfinals of SEC Tournament, Friday

 

#12 Tennessee Lady Vols vs. #8 South Carolina

Friday, March 2nd, 2018 | 6:00pm CT
Nashville, TN | Bridgestone Arena | TV: SEC Network

UT Lady VolsNashville, TN – No. 12/12-ranked Tennessee (24-6, 11-5 SEC) faces No. 8/8 South Carolina (23-6, 12-4 SEC) in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament at 6:00pm CT (7:00pm ET) Friday at Bridgestone Arena.

This will mark UT’s 100th SEC Tournament game, standing at 78-21 entering the contest. Tennessee also will be seeking its 25th win of the campaign, which would mark the 35th such season victory total all-time and the fourth occasion under Holly Warlick.

The Lady Vols, who tied for fourth in the SEC regular-season standings (one game out of second place), slid to a No. 7 seed by virtue of a tiebreaker with No. 4 LSU, No. 5 A&M and No. 6 Missouri. South Carolina tied for second in the standings and earned the No. 2 seed by tiebreaker over UGA.

Tennessee Women's Basketball takes on South Carolina in the OVC Tournament Friday at Bridgestone Arena. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball takes on South Carolina in the OVC Tournament Friday at Bridgestone Arena. (Tennessee Athletics)

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#12 Tennessee Lady Vols take on Auburn Tigers in SEC Tournament

 

#12 Tennessee Lady Vols vs. Auburn Tigers

Thursday, March 1st, 2018 | 6:00pm CT
Nashville, TN | Bridgestone Arena | TV: SEC Network

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 12/12-ranked Tennessee (23-6, 11-5 SEC) opens play in the 2018 SEC Tournament at 6:00pm Central time (7:00pm ET) Thursday, facing off against Auburn (14-14, 5-11 SEC) at Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville.
 
The Lady Vols, who tied for fourth in the SEC regular-season standings, fell to a No. 7 seed by virtue of a tiebreaker with No. 4 LSU, No. 5 A&M and No. 6 Missouri. Auburn finished 10th in the standings and earned the No. 10 seed.
 
UT and AU are meeting for the second time this season. Tennessee defeated the Tigers, 70-59, in Knoxville on January 4th in the teams’ second league contest.

Tennessee Women's Basketball plays Auburn at Bridgestone Area in SEC Tournament action, Thursday. (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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#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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#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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#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 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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