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#3 Tennessee Lady Vols host #14 Liberty in first round of NCAA Tournament

 

#3 Tennessee Lady Vols vs. #14 Liberty Lady Flames

Friday, March 16th, 2018 | 1:30pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena | TV: ESPN2

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – As one of the top 16 overall seeds in the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship field, the University of Tennessee Lady Vols earned the right to host first and second round games. This marks UT’s initial time hosting women’s tourney games since 2015.

No. 12/13 Tennessee (24-7), which earned the No. 3 seed in the Lexington Regional, will play host to No. 14 seed Liberty (24-9) on Friday, March 16th, at 1:30pm CT in Thompson-Boling Arena.

In Friday’s opening game in Knoxville, No. 13/12 Oregon State (23-7), seeded sixth, will meet No. 11 seed Western Kentucky (24-8) in the other first round contest at noon. 

Tennessee Women's Basketball faces Liberty in first round of the NCAA Basketball Tournament at Thompson-Boling Area Friday. Tip off is at 1:30pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics) «Read the rest of this article»

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#2 Tennessee Vols face #4 Kentucky Wildcats in SEC Tournament Championship game

 

#2 Tennessee Vols vs. #4 Kentucky Wildcats

Sunday, March 11th, 2018  | 12:00pm CT
St. Louis, MO | Scottrade Center | TV: ESPN

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsSt. Louis, MO – The No. 2 seeded Tennessee men’s basketball will look to win its first SEC Tournament Championship since 1979 on Sunday against fourth-seeded Kentucky at the Scottrade Center. The game tips around 12:00pm CT and will be televised live on ESPN and streamed online via WatchESPN.

The Volunteers (25-7) claimed a share of the SEC Regular-Season Championship after being picked to finish 13th by select media during the preseason. On Tuesday, UT swept the SEC’s postseason honors, as Rick Barnes won Coach of the Year, Grant Williams won Player of the Year and Lamonte Turner was Co-Sixth Man of the Year.

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#16 Tennessee Vols defeats Georgia to win share of SEC Regular Season Championship

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee scored the game’s final nine points and survived a thrilling battle with Georgia to win a share of the SEC regular-season championship, 66-61.

The SEC title is UT’s first since the 2007-08 season. The Volunteers were picked in the preseason to finish 13th in the 14-team league.
 
With Tennessee leading 61-60 with less than a minute remaining, Kyle Alexander stole a Georgia pass to give the Vols possession. On the other end of the court, Admiral Schofield hit a mid-range jumper with 17 seconds left to push the Volunteers’ lead to three points, 64-61.

Tennessee Men's Basketball are co SEC Regular Season Champions. (Tennessee Athletics) «Read the rest of this article»

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#16 Tennessee Vols host Georgia Bulldogs, Saturday

 

#16 Tennessee Vols vs. Georgia Bulldogs

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 | 5:00pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena | TV: SEC Network

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – With a chance to at least claim a share of the SEC Championship, 16th-ranked Tennessee wraps up the regular season against Georgia in Thompson-Boling Arena on Saturday. The game tips at 5:00pm CT and will be televised live on SEC Network and streamed online via WatchESPN.

The Volunteers (22-7, 12-5 SEC) can claim a share of the regular-season championship with a win, but if Auburn loses to South Carolina and UT wins, Tennessee would pass the Tigers for the top spot in the SEC and would be the outright champion after being picked to finish 13th in the preseason. The Vols sealed their top-2 finish on Tuesday with a dominating win at Mississippi State behind 24 points from Admiral Schofield. The junior forward is averaging 21.7 ppg and 7.3 rpg during UT’s three-game winning streak.

Tennessee Men's Basketball takes on Georgia at Thompson-Boling Arena, Saturday. Tip off is at 5:00pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics) «Read the rest of this article»

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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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Tennessee Lady Vols celebrate Seniors Day with 65-48 win over South Carolina

 

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UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 15/14 Tennessee closed out the regular season Sunday with a 65-48 victory over No. 7/6 South Carolina in front of a crowd of 13,058 on senior day at Thompson-Boling Arena.
 
After a pregame ceremony that celebrated their tremendous careers in the orange and white, Mercedes RussellJaime Nared and Kortney Dunbar helped lead the Lady Vols (23-6, 11-5 SEC) to their third consecutive win against the Gamecocks (23-6, 12-4 SEC).
 
Russell recorded a 16-point, 12-rebound double-double, while Rennia Davis added 18 points and 10 boards for UT. Mikiah Herbert Harrigan led South Carolina with 17 points on 7-of-14 shooting.

Tennessee Women's Basketball center Mercedes Russell had 16 points and 12 rebounds in victory over South Carolina, Sunday. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball center Mercedes Russell had 16 points and 12 rebounds in victory over South Carolina, Sunday. (Tennessee Athletics)

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#15/14 Tennessee Lady Vols finishes regular season at home against #7/6 South Carolina

 

#15/14 Tennessee Lady Vols vs. #7/6 South Carolina

Sunday, February 25th, 2018 | 3:02pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena | TV: ESPN2

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 15/14 Tennessee (22-6, 10-5 SEC) and #7/6 South Carolina (23-5, 12-3 SEC) close out the regular season with a 3:02pm CT match-up on Sunday, February 25th at Thompson-Boling Arena.  UT is expecting a crowd approaching 12,000, but good seats are still available.

South Carolina sits in second place in the SEC standings, while the Lady Vols are tied for fifth with Texas A&M and LSU.

This marks the 56th all-time meeting in the series, with Tennessee leading, 49-6. The Lady Vols are seeking a season sweep of the Gamecocks and will try to extend their win streak vs. South Carolina to three games.

Tennessee Women's Basketball plays South Carolina at home Sunday. Tip off is at 3:02pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics) «Read the rest of this article»

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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 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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