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Tennessee Lady Vols release Non-Conference Schedule

 

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UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – Notre Dame, Stanford and Texas headline a challenging non-conference Tennessee women’s basketball schedule that was released Thursday by sixth-year Lady Vol Head Coach Holly Warlick.

Tip times and television network assignments will be available at a later date when the information is approved for release.
 
UT returns two full-time starters (Mercedes RussellJaime Nared) and a part-time starter (Meme Jackson) from a team that finished 20-12 overall and 10-6 in the SEC (fifth place) a year ago vs. the nation’s No. 5-rated schedule. Warlick also welcomes the nation’s No. 1-ranked recruiting class to Knoxville, including guards Evina Westbrook and Anastasia Hayes, wing Rennia Davis and post Kasiyahna Kushkituah.

Tennessee Lady Vols Challenging Schedule Includes Texas, Notre Dame, Stanford. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Lady Vols Challenging Schedule Includes Texas, Notre Dame, Stanford. (UT Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols face #13/12 Louisville Cardinals in NCAA Tournament second round

 

Tennessee Lady Vols (20-11) vs. #13/12 Louisville Cardinals (28-7)

March 20th, 2017 | 5:45pm CT
Louisville, KY | KFC Yum! Center | TV: ESPN2

UT Lady VolsLouisville, KY – As the No. 5 seed in the Oklahoma City Regional, Tennessee is looking for its 35th trip to the Sweet 16 on Monday, when the Lady Vols take on 4th-seeded Louisville in the KFC Yum! Center in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

The game tips off at 5:45pm CT and will be broadcast on ESPN2 and online through WatchESPN. Visit WatchESPN.com or download the WatchESPN app to view the game on a computer or mobile device. Dave O’Brien (PxP), Doris Burke (Analyst) and Kara Lawson (Analyst) will describe describe the action between the Lady Vols and the Cardinals.

Fans can also tune into their local Lady Vol Network station to catch Mickey Dearstone describing the action.

Tennessee Lady Vols take on #13/12 Louisville Cardinals Monday, March 20th in the second round of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament. (Tennessee Athletics Department) «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Vols rally in second half to beat Alabama Crimson Tide 59-54

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN Grant Williams recorded a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds, Lew Evans added 13 points, and Tennessee surged in the second half to take a 59-54 win over Alabama in the Vols regular season finale Saturday in Thompson-Boling Arena.

Despite offensive struggles in the first half, Tennessee (16-15, 8-10 SEC) came roaring back outscoring Alabama (17-13, 10-8 SEC) 37-18 in the final period of play. Evans knocked down three of the team’s six second-half 3-pointers.

Williams recorded his fourth double-double of the year. Evans scored 13 points on 4-7 shooting while grabbing five rebounds in his final regular-season game in Thompson-Boling Arena.

Forward Lew Evans #21 of the Tennessee Volunteers during the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN. (Hayley Pennesi/Tennessee Athletics)

Forward Lew Evans #21 of the Tennessee Volunteers during the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN. (Hayley Pennesi/Tennessee Athletics)

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Tennessee Vols host Alabama Crimson Tide to close regular season

 

Tennessee (15-15, 7-10 SEC) vs. Alabama (16-12, 9-7 SEC)

Saturday, March 4th, 2017 | 12:01pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee plays its regular-season finale on Saturday when it hosts Alabama at Thompson-Boling Arena for a 12:00pm CT tip on SEC Network.

Saturday is Senior Day for the Vols (15-15, 7-10 SEC), who will honor its pair of seniors in a brief ceremony before tipoff. Tennessee will recognize the contributions of four-year senior and 1,000-point scorer Robert Hubbs III as well as graduate transfer Lew Evans. Senior Day ceremonies are slated to begin at 11:40pm.

Saturday's Tennessee Men's Basketball Senior Day ceremonies at Thompson-Boling Arena get underway at 1:40pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics Department) «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Lady Vols take down #3/2 Mississippi State, 82-64

 

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UT Lady VolsStarksville, MS Tennessee earned one of the biggest wins of the Holly Warlick era on Sunday, defeating #3/2 Mississippi State, 82-64, at Humphrey Coliseum.

Jordan Reynolds also had a productive game, tying her career high in points with 17 to go along with eight rebounds and three assists.

Victoria Vivians led the Bulldogs (27-3, 13-3 SEC) with 18 points.

Tennessee’s defense came ready to play out of the gate, holding the Bulldogs to 19 percent shooting and more than a four-minute scoring drought in the first quarter. Jaime Nared got off to a quick start on the offensive end of the court, posting nine points to lead UT to an 18-8 advantage at the end of the period.

Tennessee Lady Volunteers Head Coach Holly Warlick during the game between #3/2 Mississippi State and the Tennessee Lady Volunteers. The Lady Vols won 82-64. (Craig Bisacre/Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Lady Volunteers Head Coach Holly Warlick during the game between #3/2 Mississippi State and the Tennessee Lady Volunteers. The Lady Vols won 82-64. (Craig Bisacre/Tennessee Athletics)

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Cold Shooting Tennessee Vols fall at South Carolina, 82-55

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsColumbia, SC – Tennessee struggled from the field against the SEC’s top-rated defense, suffering an 82-55 defeat at South Carolina on Saturday. Senior guard Robert Hubbs III was the only Volunteer to finish in double figures, scoring 16 points on the afternoon.

Statistically, South Carolina (21-8, 11-5 SEC) entered Saturday’s game allowing its opponents only 64.7 points per game on a 39.8 field goal percentage–both conference-bests. Those figures held true on Saturday as Tennessee (15-14, 7-9 SEC) was limited to 55 points–its lowest scoring output of the season–on just 33.3 percent shooting.

Tennessee Volunteers head coach Rick Barnes directs his team against the South Carolina Gamecocks in the first half at Colonial Life Arena. (Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers head coach Rick Barnes directs his team against the South Carolina Gamecocks in the first half at Colonial Life Arena. (Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Lady Vols travel to #3/2 Mississippi State to close regular season

 

Tennessee at #3/2 Mississppi State

Sunday, February 26th, 2017 | 4:00pm CT
Starkville, MS | Humphrey Coliseum | TV: ESPN2

UT Lady VolsStarkville, MS – #RV/RV Tennessee wraps up the regular season Sunday in a rematch against #3/2 Mississppi State at Humphrey Coliseum.

The game tips off at 4:00pm CT and will be broadcast on ESPN2 and online through WatchESPN. Visit WatchESPN.com or download the WatchESPN app to view the game on a computer or mobile device. Pam Ward (PxP) and Gail Goestenkors (Analyst) will describe the action between the Lady Vols and the Bulldogs.

Fans can also tune into their local Lady Vol Network station to catch Mickey Dearstone describing the action.

Sunday's Tennessee Lady Vols vs. #3/2 Mississippi State game is slated to tip off at 4:00pm CT at Humphrey Coliseum. (Tennessee Athletics Department)

Sunday’s Tennessee Lady Vols vs. #3/2 Mississippi State game is slated to tip off at 4:00pm CT at Humphrey Coliseum. (Tennessee Athletics Department)

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Tennessee Lady Vols pull away from Missouri Tigers late for 77-66 win

 

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UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN Diamond DeShields fired in 22 points, as the Lady Vols pulled away from the Tigers in the fourth quarter to win, 77-66, in Thompson-Boling Arena on Thursday night.

Although the teams fought neck and neck through the first three periods of play, #24/25 Tennessee (16-8, 7-4 SEC) exploded in the fourth to put a gritty Missouri team (16-9, 6-5 SEC) away behind 75 percent shooting from the field during the period.

UT had four players in double digits for the night. DeShields’ 22 points marked the ninth time this season she cracked the 20-plus plateau. She also added six rebounds, three assists and a pair of steals in the contest.

Diamond DeShields #11 of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers during the game between the Missouri Tigers and the Tennessee Lady Volunteers at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN. (Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics)

Diamond DeShields #11 of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers during the game between the Missouri Tigers and the Tennessee Lady Volunteers at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN. (Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols play Mississippi State Bulldogs at home, Sunday

 

RV/RV Tennessee (10-4/2-0 SEC) vs. #4/4 Mississippi State (16-0/2-0 SEC)

Sunday, January 8th, 2017 | 1:02pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee will look to extend its six-game winning streak on Sunday, as the Lady Vols host #4 Mississippi State at 1:00pm CT at Thompson-Boling Arena.

The game will be carried online on SECN+ and through WatchESPN. Visit WatchESPN.com or download the WatchESPN app to view the game on a computer or mobile device. Bob Kesling (PxP), #LVFL Andraya Carter (Analyst) and Maddy Glab (Reporter) will describe the action between the Lady Vols and the Bulldogs.

Fans can also tune into their local Lady Vol Network station to catch Mickey Dearstone describing the action.

Tennessee Lady Vols takes on Mississippi State Bulldogs Sunday at 1:00pm CT at Thompson-Boling Arena. (Tennessee Athletics Department) «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Lady Vols take on Vanderbilt Commodores in Nashville Wednesday

 

Tennessee (9-4/1-0 SEC) at Vanderbilt (10-4/0-1 SEC)

Thursday, January 5th, 2017 | 8:00pm CT
Nashville, TN | Memorial Gym | TV: SEC Network

UT Lady VolsNashville, TN – Tennessee will look to extend its five-game winning streak, as the Lady Vols head to the state capital to face Vanderbilt at 8:00pm CT (9:00pm ET) on Thursday at Memorial Gym.

The game will be televised on the SEC Network, and also will be available online through WatchESPN. Visit WatchESPN.com or download the WatchESPN app to view the game on a computer or mobile device. Paul Sunderland (PxP), Gail Goestenkors (Analyst) and Steffi Sorensen (Reporter) will describe the action between the Lady Vols and the Commodores.

Fans can also tune into their local Lady Vol Network station to catch Mickey Dearstone describing the action.

Tennessee Women's Basketball (9-4/1-0 SEC) hits the road after five straight games at home, taking on Vanderbilt (10-4/0-1 SEC) in Nashville on Thursday night. (Tennessee Athletics Department) «Read the rest of this article»

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