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UT Lady Vols Basketball loses to Mississippi State 58-48 in SEC Tournament Semifinals

 

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UT Lady Vols BasketballJacksonville, FL – Tennessee’s SEC Tournament run came to an end on Saturday as the Lady Vols fell to No. 3 seed Mississippi State, 58-48, in the semifinals at Veterans Memorial Arena.

Diamond DeShields paced the Lady Vols (19-13) with 22 points. Victoria Vivians scored 30 points to help No. 16/16 Mississippi State (26-6) punch its ticket to the title game of the conference tournament. The Bulldogs will face No. 1 seed South Carolina on Sunday at 2:30pm ET/1:30pm CT on ESPN.

DeShields scored 14 of her 22 points in the second half and also grabbed five rebounds. Bashaara Graves collected a game-high 15 rebounds and scored five points. Jaime Nared added 12 points.

Tennessee Lady Volunteers guard Te'a Cooper (20) dribbles the ball as Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs guard Morgan William (2) defends in the first quarter during the women's SEC basketball tournament at Jacksonville Memorial Veterans Arena. (Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Lady Volunteers guard Te’a Cooper (20) dribbles the ball as Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs guard Morgan William (2) defends in the first quarter during the women’s SEC basketball tournament at Jacksonville Memorial Veterans Arena. (Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports)

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UT Lady Vols Basketball faces Texas A&M tonight in SEC Tournament

 

#7 Tennessee Lady Vols (18-12) vs. #2 Texas A&M Aggies (21-8)

Friday, March 4th, 2016 | 6:00pm ET/5:00pm CT
Jacksonville, FL | Veterans Memorial Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, 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.

Tennessee Women's Basketball plays Texas A&M at 6:00pm ET/5:00pm CT, Friday in the SEC Tournament. (UT Athletics Department) «Read the rest of this article»

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#23/25 UT Lady Vols set to host Arkansas Razorbacks, Thursday

 

#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 | Thompson-Boling Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, 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.

Tennessee Women's Basketball set to play Arkansas at Thompson-Boling Arena Thursday night. (UT Athletics Department) «Read the rest of this article»

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UT Vols Basketball on the road to face #18 Butler Bulldogs Saturday

 

Tennessee (4-3) at #18/#21 Butler (7-1)

Saturday, December 12th, 2015 | 1:30pm CT
Indianapolis, IN | Hinkle Fieldhouse

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee brings a historically long 13-day layoff to a close and opens play in the month of December when it travels to Indianapolis to face 18th-ranked Butler on Saturday. Tipoff is slated for 2:30pm ET (1:30pm CT) on Fox Sports 1.

The Vols (4-3) are looking to snap a two-game skid after dropping both games at the Barclays Center Classic during the Thanksgiving holiday. Tennessee’s second half rally against George Washington came up just short in a 73-70 loss before dropping an 82-71 decision to Nebraska just 13 hours later.

The Tennessee Vols and Butler Bulldogs tip off Saturday at 2:30pm ET on Fox Sports 1. (UT Athletics Department) «Read the rest of this article»

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UT Lady Vols Basketball host Virginia Tech Hokies at Thompson-Boling Arena, Sunday

 

#8/8 Tennessee (6-1)  vs. Virginia Tech (6-1)

Sunday, December 6th, 2015 | 2:01pm ET (1:01pm CT)
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – The #8/8 Lady Vols (6-1) wrap up their eight-game home stand with a match-up against Virginia Tech (6-1) at Thompson-Boling Arena on Sunday. Tipoff is slated for 2:00pm ET (1:00pm CT), and the game will be broadcast live on SEC Network.

Cara Capuano (PxP) and Carolyn Peck (Analyst) will describe the action on the SEC Network/WatchESPN. Fans can hear the Lady Vol Network broadcast on stations across the state as well as via a live stream worldwide with Mickey Dearstone calling the action.

Tickets for the game can be purchased online via www.UTTIX.com

A Pair Of 6-1 Teams Battle As UT's Lady Vols Eight-Game Home Stand Concludes On Sunday. (UT Athletics Department) «Read the rest of this article»

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Marlon Scott: Sports Fanalyst Fourthoughts – Lady Coyotes, Hash Browns and the WNBA

 

Sports Fanalyst FourthoughtsClarksville, TN – My brain has done it’s weightlifting by figuring out my taxes. Now, it is time for some cardio. Here are my Fourthoughts for this week.

Lady Coyotes Hang Tough
The Tennessee Softball Coaches Association Tournament concluded Saturday, April 12th. The fields at the Heritage Sports Complex were filled with 26 competing softball teams, including eight local teams.

West Creek Softball (Michael Rios Clarksville Sports Network)

West Creek Softball (Michael Rios Clarksville Sports Network)

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Pat Summitt Documentary “Pat XO” available on DVD

 

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – “Pat XO”, the critically acclaimed ESPN Films documentary on Coach Pat Summitt that aired this past July, is on sale and available now on DVD in the Vol Network’s online store at volnetwork.tv.

Directed by Lisa Lax and Nancy Stern Winters and produced by Robin Roberts, “Pat XO” tells the remarkable story of Coach Summitt’s life and coaching career. This raw, authentic portrait takes the camera from the filmmaker’s hands and places it into those who know her best. The archival footage and statistical records woven into the film provide their own insights into a woman who cared about winning but also about elevating her players and her university.

Pat Summitt, Tennessee Lady Vols. (UT Sports Information)

Pat Summitt, Tennessee Lady Vols. (UT Sports Information)

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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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Pat Summitt Documentary Debuts Tuesday Night On ESPN

 

Univerisity of Tennessee - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – After a private screening at the Regal Riviera Theatre in downtown Knoxville on June 26th, “Pat XO,” the much-anticipated Nine for IX documentary film about Pat Summitt will make its worldwide television premiere on ESPN at 7:00pm Central Time (8:00pm Eastern) on Tuesday, July 9th.

Pat Summitt - University of Tennessee

Pat Summitt – University of Tennessee

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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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