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#11/11 Tennessee Lady Vols (5-0) at Oklahoma State Cowgirls (6-0)
Sunday, December 2nd, 2018 | 3:00pm CT
Knoxville, TN – No. 11/11 Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball (5-0) plays its third straight game away from Knoxville, but its first true road contest of the season, when it squares off with NR/RV Oklahoma State (6-0) in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge on Sunday afternoon. Tip time is set for 3:00pm CT (4:00pm ET) at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, OK, and the match-up will be televised by FS1.
The Lady Vols have had a full week between games, last playing on November 24th as they beat UAB in overtime, 73-69, to capture the Junkanoo Division title at the 2018 Women’s Junkanoo Jam in Bimini, Bahamas. UT defeated Clemson, 78-66, in its opening round game on November 22nd.
OSU, meanwhile, will be playing its third game in six days when UT comes to town.
The Cowgirls beat Wichita State, 60-47, on Tuesday and defeated Texas State, 66-55, on Friday night before turning its focus toward the Lady Vols.
Tracy Warren (play-by-play) and Dan Hughes (analyst) will describe the action for FS1
Mickey Dearstone is handling the call for IMG College/Lady Vol Network radio/online broadcasts for the 20th season. A link to the live audio stream can be found on each game’s Hoops Central page or the Lady Vol schedule on UTSports.com.
Air time for games on the Lady Vol Radio Network generally occurs 30 minutes prior to tip-off.
For UT home games (after football season has concluded), the Lady Vol Network has a low-power transmitter that makes the game available on the radio at 99.3 FM.
2018 SEC/BIG 12 Challenge
This marks the fifth SEC/Big 12 Challenge in women’s basketball.
The SEC/Big 12 Challenge will feature 10 squads from the SEC against every team from the Big 12. This is the third season in which 10 games will be played. The format consists of five home games on campus sites for each conference.
This year’s challenge includes five games that will feature at least one ranked opponent in either the Associated Press or USA TODAY Coaches poll.
In 2016, the SEC edged the Big 12, 6-4, in the first 10-game slate. Last season, both teams split the Challenge with a 5-5 mark.
Recaping UT Lady Vols’ Season So Far
Tennessee is off to a 5-0 start for the fourth time in Holly Warlick‘s seventh season as head coach and looking to go 6-0 for just the third occasion under her watch. Last year’s squad got off to a 15-0 start.
The Lady Vols are outscoring foes, 83.4-52.2 and outrebounding them 49.4-33.2 through five games.
Tennessee Lady Vols’ Last Game
No. 11/11 Tennessee came from 12 points down in the fourth quarter to send the game to overtime and seize a hard-fought victory over UAB, 73-69, on Saturday in the Junkanoo Division title game at the 2018 Women’s Junkanoo Jam.
Sophomore forward Rennia Davis, who was named the tournament MVP, led the Lady Vols (5-0) with 18 points, including three huge second-half three-pointers at Gateway Christian Academy Gymnasium. Sophomore point guard Evina Westbrook tossed in 16 points, followed by sophomore center Kasiyahna Kushkituah, who registered her first career double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds.
Senior Meme Jackson, who had 14 points in Thursday’s Junkanoo Jam win over Clemson, had eight points and eight boards vs. UAB and joined Davis on the all-tournament team.
The upset-minded Blazers upped their lead to 12 early in the fourth period at 58-46 and had a 60-48 advantage with 7:41 to go. Davis, however, stared that deficit in the face and made some big plays, draining three-consecutive long-range threes that cut the gap to six, 63-57, with 5:20 to go. After a Kuzmanic layup with 5:07 remaining made it 65-57 Blazers, UT didn’t allow UAB another point in regulation.
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