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Tennessee Lady Vols get 81-58 win over Texas A&M

 

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN - #7/9 Tennessee won its ninth game in a row, taking down #9/8 Texas A&M, 81-58, on Thursday night at Thompson-Bolina Arena.

The victory for Tennessee (13-2, 3-0 SEC) was their third over a Top-10 opponent this season and fourth over a ranked team during the nine-game win streak.

The Lady Vols have three wins over Top-10 teams for the first time since their last National Championship season, 2007-08, when Tennessee beat eight Top-10 teams in their 36-2 campaign.

Alexa Middleton #33 of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers, Nia Moore #1 of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers and Kortney Dunbar #13 of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers during the SEC game between the Tennessee Lady Volunteers and the Texas A&M Aggies at Thompson-Boling Arena. (Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics)

Alexa Middleton #33 of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers, Nia Moore #1 of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers and Kortney Dunbar #13 of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers during the SEC game between the Tennessee Lady Volunteers and the Texas A&M Aggies at Thompson-Boling Arena. (Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics)

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OVC’s Eastern Kentucky Colonels draw Kansas in NCAA Tournament

 

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Eastern Kentucky ColonelsRichmond, KY – Eastern Kentucky University’s men’s basketball team will face Kansas University in the NCAA Tournament on Friday at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO.

The Colonels (24-9), making their eighth NCAA Tournament appearance and first since 2007, are the No. 15 seed in the South Region. Kansas (24-9) is the No. 2 seed.

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University of Tennessee to retire Candace Parker’s jersey

 

Knoxville, TN - After the Southeastern Conference Office unveiled this year’s league schedule on Tuesday, Tennessee Head Women’s Basketball Coach Holly Warlick announced her team’s 2013-14 slate. UT also revealed it will retire Candace Parker’s jersey on January 2nd prior to the LSU game.

The defending SEC champion Lady Volunteers, who were 27-8 in 2012-13 and advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight, will play 18 regular-season games vs. teams that saw postseason action a year ago. That group includes 11 teams that made the NCAA Tournament and five that played in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament.

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Clarksville’s Bashaara Graves nominated for WBCA Division 1 Coaches’ All-America Team and named AP SEC Newcomer of the Year

 

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – The accolades continue for former Clarksville High School star, Tennessee Lady Vol, Bashaara Graves. Graves is the only rookie to be nominated for the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Division 1 Coaches’ All-America Team.

One day after learning they were a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament, some key components of Tennessee’s successful women’s basketball season were recognized by a pair of organizations.

Tennessee Lady Vols.

Tennessee Lady Vols.

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Tennessee Lady Vol Bashaara Graves named SEC Freshman of the Year

 

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee Lady Volunteer basketball player, and former Clarksville High School stand-out Bashaara Graves has been named the SEC Freshman of the Year it was announced today.

Graves, a 6-2 forward/center, became the program’s eighth SEC Freshman of the Year. She joins Angie Bjorklund (2008), Tamika Catchings (1998), Bridgette Gordon (1986), Dena Head (1989), Chamique Holdsclaw (1996), Candace Parker (2006) and Meighan Simmons (2011). She also follows the path of Catchings, Gordon, Holdsclaw and Parker as the only five Tennessee rookies to make the Coaches All-SEC First Team.

Bashaara Graves - UT Lady Vols. (Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics)

Bashaara Graves – UT Lady Vols. (Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics)

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The Final Horne: Four-team College Football Playoff not the best format, but it’s better than nothing

 

The Final Horne: with James D. Horne

Clarksville, TN – With that said, college football made a big step with the announcement that its expected to employ a seeded four-team playoff model when the current and generally hated BCS ends after the 2014 season.

The announcement came Wednesday night that the anticipated playoff would include the bowl system and that a host city would bid for the championship game.

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