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UT Lady Vols Basketball punches ticket to Elite Eight with 78-62 win against Ohio State

 

UT Athletics Department

UT Lady VolsSioux Falls, SD – Behind a career night from Mercedes Russell, Tennessee will play for a spot in the Final Four after defeating Ohio State, 78-62, in the Sweet 16 at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center Friday night.

In the midst of their best stretch of the season, the No. 7 seed Lady Vols (22-13) have won six of their last seven games to advance to the 28th Elite Eight in program history. Despite reaching the Sweet 16, Ohio State (26-8) finished the season losing four of its last seven.

Russell’s dominance throughout the game led to her best performance donning the orange, scoring a career-high 25 points on 12-of-16 shooting. She also collected 15 rebounds, matching a career-best.

Tennessee Lady Volunteers center Mercedes Russell (21) drives on Ohio State Buckeyes forward Shayla Cooper (32) in the second half of the semifinals of the Sioux Falls regional of the women's NCAA Tournament at Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. Tennessee defeated Ohio State 78-62. (Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Lady Volunteers center Mercedes Russell (21) drives on Ohio State Buckeyes forward Shayla Cooper (32) in the second half of the semifinals of the Sioux Falls regional of the women’s NCAA Tournament at Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. Tennessee defeated Ohio State 78-62. (Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports)

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UT Lady Vols face Ohio State Buckeyes in NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16, Friday

 

#7 Seed Tennessee Lady Vols (21-13) vs. #3 Seed Ohio State Buckeyes (26-7)

Friday, March 25th, 2016 | 8:30pm CT/9:30pm ET
Sioux Falls, SD | Denny Sanford Premier Center

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – The No. 7 seed Lady Vols (21-13) will take on No. 3 seed Ohio State (26-7) in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on Friday at 8:30pm CT/ 9:30pm ET on ESPN2.

The winner will advance to Sunday’s Sioux Falls Regional final and will play the winner of the other semifinal game featuring No. 1 seed and #3/2-ranked South Carolina (33-1) vs. No. 4 seed and #14/15-ranked Syracuse (27-7).

Tennessee advanced to the semifinal round on Sunday night by upsetting No. 2 seed and #11/11 Arizona State, 75-64, in the second round on the Sun Devils’ home court in Tempe. UT had beaten No. 10 seed Green Bay in the first round last Friday, 59-53.

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UT Lady Vols advance to Sweet 16 with 75-64 victory over Arizona State

 

UT Athletics Department

UT Lady VolsTempe, AZ – Tennessee is heading to the Sweet 16 for the 34th time after defeating No. 2 seed Arizona State, 75-64, in Sunday’s NCAA Tournament Second Round matchup at Wells Fargo Arena.

The Lady Vols (21-13) have won five of their last six games, the best stretch of the season for the Big Orange. Despite claiming its highest seed in school history, Arizona State (26-7) dropped three of its final four.

Diamond DeShields led all scorers with 24 points on 9-of-17 shooting. Mercedes Russell (12), Jordan Reynolds (12) and Jaime Nared (11) also scored in double figures. Elisha Davis scored 18 points to pace the Sun Devils.

Tennessee Women's Basketball's #11 Diamond DeShields scores 24, Lady Vols shoot 52 percent in the NCAA Tournament Second Round victory. (Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball’s #11 Diamond DeShields scores 24, Lady Vols shoot 52 percent in the NCAA Tournament Second Round victory. (Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics)

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U.S. Soldiers in Liberia stay up to cheer on the Ohio State Buckeyes

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionMonrovia, Liberia – On January 13th, 2015 Soldiers deployed in support of Operation United Assistance in Monrovia, Liberia, cheer after their Ohio State University Buckeyes score a final touchdown and win the College Football Playoff Championship game. The dedicated fans stayed up until 5:00am when the game ended.

The Ohio State Buckeyes (14-1) beat the Oregon Ducks (13-2) 42-20 in the first ever College Football Playoff Championship held at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas.

Soldiers deployed in support of Operation United Assistance in Monrovia, Liberia, gather together for a group photo after watching their Ohio State University Buckeyes win the College Football Playoff Championship game, Jan. 13, 2015. The dedicated fans stayed up until 5 a.m. when the game ended. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

Soldiers deployed in support of Operation United Assistance in Monrovia, Liberia, gather together for a group photo after watching their Ohio State University Buckeyes win the College Football Playoff Championship game, Jan. 13, 2015. The dedicated fans stayed up until 5 a.m. when the game ended. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

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APSU Lady Govs Track and Field earns runner-up at Ohio State Tune-Up on strong relays, jumps

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUColumbus, OH – In its final meet before next weekend’s Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Championships, Austin Peay State University track and field team earned a runner-up team finish at the Ohio State Tune-Up, Friday.

Austin Peay senior Xiamar Hudson placed fifth in the 3000m run. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay senior Xiamar Hudson placed fifth in the 3000m run. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee State Natural Areas Program Offers Two Mid-Winter Hikes in Middle Tennessee on January 26th

 

Tennessee State ParksNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Division of Natural Areas will host two guided day hikes at Middle Tennessee natural areas on Saturday, January 26th, including excursions to Short Springs State Natural Area in Coffee County and Virgin Falls State Natural Area in White County.

On the Short Springs hike, hikers will pass beautiful waterfalls on scenic trails. Virgin Falls has one of Tennessee’s best-loved hiking trails. «Read the rest of this article»

 

Austin Peay Governors Baseball begin their Ohio Valley Conference run this Friday against the Southeast Missouri Redhawks

 

Southeast Missouri vs. Austin Peay Men’s Baseball
Friday-Sunday,  March 23rd-25th, 2012
Cape Girardeau, MO | Capaha Field (2,000)

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay’s baseball team – the defending Ohio Valley Conference regular-season champions – begins the run for the 2012 OVC crown with a visit to rival Southeast Missouri this weekend.

The teams will play in the new OVC weekend format for the first time, with a three-game series set to begin with a 3:00pm, Friday contest at Capha Field. The teams will continue the series with a 1:00pm, Saturday contest before wrapping the series with a 1:00pm, Sunday outing.

Austin Peay Baseball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay Governors Baseball take on the Lipscomb Bisons Tuesday and then the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Wedensday

 

Austin Peay Baseball vs. Lipscomb
Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 | First Pitch: 6:00pm
Nashville, TN | Stadium: Dugan Field (1,500)

Western Kentucky vs. Austin Peay Baseball
Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 | First Pitch: 6:00pm
Clarksville, TN | Stadium: Raymond C. Hand Park (777)

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay’s baseball team will play two midweek outings before it opens Ohio Valley Conference play this weekend. First, the Govs  wrap up a four-game road trip with a 6:00pm, Tuesday contest at Lipscomb. Austin Peay then hosts Western Kentucky in a 6:00pm, Wednesday contest at Raymond C. Hand Park.

Austin Peay Baseball. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Austin Peay Governors Baseball’s late inning rally falls short in loss against the Ohio State Buckeyes

 

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Baseball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsColumbus, OH – With the start of Ohio Valley Conference action just five days away, Austin Peay State University’s baseball team still has questions to answer after dropping a 7-3 decision to Ohio State, Sunday afternoon at Bill Davis Stadium.

Junior Cody Hudson led the Govs with a 2-for-5 outing in Sunday's loss at Ohio State. Austin Peay Baseball. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Junior Cody Hudson led the Govs with a 2-for-5 outing in Sunday's loss at Ohio State. Austin Peay Baseball. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Austin Peay Governors Baseball ends losing streak with 7-2 win over the Ohio State Buckeyes

 

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Baseball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsColumbus, OH – Following his team’s Friday loss Austin Peay State University head baseball coach Gary McClure emphasized the need for his team to do the little things if they wanted to win. The Govs did all the little things right in a five-run 10th inning that catapulted them to a 7-2 victory against Ohio State, Saturday afternoon at Bill Davis Stadium.

Senior reliever Mike Hebert threw 2.2 scoreless innings for the win in the Govs 10-inning victory at Ohio State, Saturday. Austin Peay Baseball. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Senior reliever Mike Hebert threw 2.2 scoreless innings for the win in the Govs 10-inning victory at Ohio State, Saturday. Austin Peay Baseball. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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