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Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball takes on #16/#18 Kentucky in third round of SEC Tournament, tonight

 

Tennessee (21-9 | 10-6 SEC) vs. Kentucky (21-7 | 10-6 SEC)

Friday, March 6th, 2020 | 7:30pm CT
Greenville, SC | Bon Secours Wellness Arena | TV: SEC Network

UT Lady VolsGreenville, SC – #RV/NR Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team (21-9, 10-6 SEC), the No. 6 seed, will meet No. 3 seed and #16/18 Kentucky (21-7, 10-6 SEC) on Friday at approximately 7:15pm CT in the third round of the 2020 SEC Tournament at Bon Secours Wellness Arena.

The Lady Vols advanced to the third round by coming from 13 down to defeat No. 11 seed Missouri, 64-51, on Thursday night. UT now has won four straight games. The Lady Vols have come from behind 14 times in the 22 games they’ve trailed this season, and the 13-point deficit was the biggest they’ve erased to win this year and biggest since flipping the script on a 20-point, third-quarter hole vs. Stetson last year.

Tennessee Women's Basketball plays Kentucky tonight in the third round of the SEC Tournament. Tip off will be around 7:15pm CT. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball plays Kentucky tonight in the third round of the SEC Tournament. Tip off will be around 7:15pm CT. (UT Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball set to begin SEC Tournament play, Thursday

 

UT Lady VolsGreenville, SC – #RV/NR Tennessee (20-9, 10-6 SEC) will open play on Thursday at approximately 7:30pm CT in the second round of the 2020 SEC Tournament at Bon Secours Wellness Arena.

The Lady Vols, who tied for third in the league standings, were assigned the No. 6 seed based on the SEC’s tie-breaker policy. They will meet the winner of Wednesday afternoon’s first-round contest between No. 11 seed Missouri (8-21, 5-11 SEC) and No. 14 Ole Miss (7-22, 0-16 SEC). 

Tennessee defeated Missouri 77-66 in Knoxville to open the SEC slate back on January 2nd and owns road (84-28) and home (77-66) wins over Ole Miss this season.

Tennessee Women's Basketball will play the winner between Missouri and Ole Miss Thursday night at 7:30pm CT. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball will play the winner between Missouri and Ole Miss Thursday night at 7:30pm CT. (UT Athletics)

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#23/23 Tennessee Lady Vols basketball plays LSU at Thompson-Boling Arena, Sunday

 

#23/23 Tennessee (15-4 | 5-1 SEC) vs. LSU (14-4 | 4-2 SEC)

Sunday, January 26th, 2020 | 12:02pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena | SEC Network

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 23/23 Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team (15-4, 5-1 SEC) is back at Thompson-Boling Arena on Sunday for the annual “We Back Pat” game. The Lady Vols welcome #RV/RV LSU (14-4, 4-2 SEC) to Rocky Top for a 12:02pm CT contest.

The Lady Vols are currently tied for second place in the league standings with Mississippi State at 5-2. South Carolina is in the catbird’s seat with a 6-0 league mark.

LSU, meanwhile, is tied for third along with Kentucky and Texas A&M at 4-2.

Tennessee Women's Basketball faces LSU at Thompson-Boling Area for annual "We Back Pat" game, Sunday. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball faces LSU at Thompson-Boling Area for annual “We Back Pat” game, Sunday. (UT Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball second half turnovers costly in 60-45 loss to UConn

 

UT Lady VolsHartford, CT – No. 23/25 Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team took a 31-28 lead into halftime but couldn’t hang on, falling to No. 3/5 UConn in front of a crowd of 13,659 at the XL Center on Thursday night, 60-45.
 
The game was the first time the two teams had met since January 6th, 2007, when Candace Parker led UT to a 70-64 victory in Hartford in a No. 4 vs. No. 5 match-up. The game was the first of a two-year Basketball Hall of Fame Revival Series, from which a portion of the proceeds benefit the Pat Summitt Foundation, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.

Tennessee Women's Basketball junior Rennia Davis had 16 points and 8 rebounds against UConn Thursday night. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball junior Rennia Davis had 16 points and 8 rebounds against UConn Thursday night. (UT Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols hit the road to take on #21/22 Texas A&M, Wednesday

 

Tennessee Lady Vols (17-8 | 6-6 SEC) at #21/22 Texas A&M (19-6 | 8-4 SEC)

Thursday, February 21st, 2019 | 8:02pm CT (9:02pm ET)
College Station, TX | Reed Arena | TV: SEC Network

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – The Tennessee Lady Vols (17-8, 6-6 SEC) is back on the road to take on No. 21/22 Texas A&M (19-6, 8-4 SEC) on Thursday night in College Station, Texas. Tip-off is slated for 8:02pm CT (9:02pm ET) at Reed Arena in a contest that is being carried by the SEC Network.

Including this match-up, the Tennessee Lady Vols have four contests remaining during the regular season. Two are at home (No. 13/13 South Carolina, Vanderbilt) and two are away (No. 21/22 Texas A&M, Ole Miss). UT is closing out a five-game stint where it has played four of those five contests on the road. UT is 2-1 on the road and 1-0 at home during that stretch.

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#9/8 Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball hosts East Tennessee State, Friday

 

#9/8 Tennessee Lady Vols (8-1) vs. East Tennessee State Buccaneers (2-12)

Friday, December 21st, 2018 | 6:02pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 9/8 Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team (8-1) plays its final game before winter break, taking on in-state foe East Tennessee State University (2-12) on Friday evening, December 21st at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tip-off is slated for 6:02pm CT, with the game available on SECN+ and the Lady Vol Radio Network.

The Lady Vols return to The Summitt after dropping their first contest of the season on Tuesday night, falling at home, 95-85, to No. 8/9 Stanford in a top-10 match-up of traditional women’s basketball national powers.

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#9 Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball loses at home to Stanford, 95-85

 

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UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – Sophomore guard Evina Westbrook tallied a career-high-tying 29 points and dished out 10 assists, as No. 9/8 ranked Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball fell 95-85 to No. 8/9 Stanford at Thompson-Boling Arena on Tuesday night.
 
Sophomore forward Rennia Davis joined Westbrook in notching a double-double (14 points and 10 rebounds), carding her second of the season and 11th of her career. Senior guard/forward Meme Jackson (17) and freshman guard Zaay Green (14) were the other Tennessee players with double-digit points in the contest. Westbrook became the first Lady Vol since Candace Parker in 2007-08 to register four-straight 20-point games.

#9 Tennessee Women's Basketball falls to #8 Stanford Tuesday night at Thompson-Boling arena, 95-85. (UT Athletics)

#9 Tennessee Women’s Basketball falls to #8 Stanford Tuesday night at Thompson-Boling arena, 95-85. (UT Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols fall to Oregon State 66-59 in NCAA Tournament second round

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Senior center Mercedes Russell logged her 46th career double-double with 21 points and 14 rebounds to lead Tennessee, but it wasn’t enough as the No. 12/13 Lady Vols (25-8) fell to No. 13/12 Oregon State (25-7) in the second round of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament. 

Freshman Anastasia Hayes also had a double-digit outing for the No. 3 seed Lady Vols, posting 10 points and four assists, while classmate Rennia Davis pulled down 11 rebounds.

Oregon State, the No. 6 seed, was led in scoring by Mikayla Pivec with 18 points.  Marie Gulich, Katie McWilliams and Kat Tudor also reached double figures for the Beavers with 14, 13 and 12, respectively, as OSU picked up its first win over UT in five tries.

Tennessee Women's Basketball senior Mercedes Russell had 21 points and 14 rebounds in loss to Oregon State, Sunday. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball senior Mercedes Russell had 21 points and 14 rebounds in loss to Oregon State, Sunday. (Tennessee Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols easily handle Liberty, 100-60

 

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UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 12/13-ranked Tennessee soared past Liberty, 100-60, as the No. 3 seed Lady Vols scored their highest point total in an NCAA Tournament game since 2006 when they defeated Army, 102-54.  

Rennia Davis led UT (25-7) with 18 points and 11 rebounds, marking her ninth career double-double and tying her with Tamika Catchings for the fifth most double-doubles ever recorded by a UT freshman. Redshirt junior Cheridene Green also posted a double-double, the second of her career, with 15 points and 12 rebounds.

No. 14 seed Liberty (24-10), which hadn’t surrendered 100 points in a game since the Lady Vols defeated them 102-58 in the 1998 NCAA First Round, was led in scoring by Lela Sellers and Ola Makurat, each with 13 points.

Tennessee Women's Basketball forward Rennia Davis had 18 points and 11 rebounds in win over Liberty Friday. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball forward Rennia Davis had 18 points and 11 rebounds in win over Liberty Friday. (Tennessee Athletics)

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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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