Sunday, January 10th, 2016 | 2:01pm ET (1:01pm CT)
Knoxville, TN – The #12/11 Lady Vols (10-4, 1-1 SEC) will look to bounce back from their first conference loss with a game against Auburn (11-4, 1-1 SEC) at Thompson-Boling Arena on Sunday. Tipoff is slated for 2:01pm ET (1:01pm CT), and the game will be broadcast on ESPNU and available online via WatchESPN.
Both teams started with wins over ranked teams in their respective conference openers but fell on Thursday night. After drawing a Monday night matchup this week at Missouri, the UT women are playing their third of three games in a span of seven days this week.
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Knoxville, TN – Diamond DeShields had 16 points and Bashaara Graves hauled down a career-high 19 rebounds, but the No. 12/11 Lady Vols fell to Florida, 74-66, on Thursday in Thompson-Boling Arena after a second-half surge by the Gators.
Tennessee (10-4, 1-1 SEC) led 35-29 at the half. Florida (13-2, 1-1 SEC) knotted the game at 53-53 by the end of the third quarter and outscored the Lady Vols in the fourth, 21-13, to earn its first win over UT since February 8th, 2009.
Thursday’s game also marked Tennessee’s first loss to Florida at Thompson-Boling Arena since February 26th, 2006.
#12/11 Tennessee (10-3, 1-0 SEC) vs. #RV/RV Florida (12-2, 0-1 SEC)
Thursday, January 7th, 2016 | 7:31pm ET (6:31pm CT)
Knoxville, TN – The #12/11 Lady Vols (10-3, 1-0 SEC) will open up the home portion of their conference schedule against RV/RV Florida (12-2, 0-1 SEC) at Thompson-Boling Arena on Thursday. Tipoff is slated for 7:31pm ET (6:31pm ET), and the game will be part of the SEC Network’s whip-around coverage. The contest will be available in its entirety on SECN+ and WatchESPN online.
Tennessee, which fell as low as No. 16 in each of the polls, has won three in a row to work its way back to 12th in the AP Poll and 11th in the USA TODAY Coaches Poll this week.
Tennessee (7-6, 0-1 SEC) vs. Florida (9-4, 1-0 SEC)
Wednesday, January 6th, 2015 | 7:00pm ET (6:00pm CT)
Knoxville, TN – Tennessee looks to maintain its perfect 7-0 mark at home this season when it welcomes SEC rival Florida to Thompson-Boling Arena at 7:00pm ET (6:00pm CT) on Wednesday night. The Vols’ SEC home opener against the Gators will be televised on ESPN2.
Tennessee (7-6, 0-1 SEC) suffered an 83-77 setback at Auburn to begin conference play on Saturday. Despite getting 31 points from Kevin Punter Jr. and a season-best 22 from freshman Admiral Schofield, the Vols were undone by a slow day from beyond the arc (3-of-28 as a team) and 17 made 3-pointers from the homestanding Tigers.
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Auburn, AL – Tennessee rallied from double-digit deficit in the first half but could not come back in the second in a 83-77 loss at Auburn to open SEC play on Saturday at Auburn Arena.
Senior Kevin Punter Jr. matched his career high with 31 points to lead Tennessee (7-6, 0-1 SEC), marking the 10th time in 13 games that he has scored at least 20 points. Punter had entered the game averaging 22.2 points per game — the second-highest average in the SEC.
Freshman Admiral Schofield scored a career-high 22 points in his SEC debut.
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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