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#6/7 Tennessee Lady Vols play #3/3 Mississippi State at Thompson-Boling Arena, Sunday

 

#6/7 Tennessee Lady Vols vs. #3/3 Mississippi State

Sunday, January 21st, 2018 | 2:02pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena | ESPN2

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 6/7 Tennessee (16-2, 4-1 SEC) is back at home after a three-game road swing and steps back into conference play with a match-up vs. #3/3 Mississippi State (19-0, 5-0 SEC) on Sunday. Tip-off vs. the defending NCAA runner-up Bulldogs is set for 2:02pm CT at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Sunday’s tilt is the Lady Vols’ fourth straight game against a ranked foe, the third consecutive vs. a top-10 team and the second in a row over a top-five squad. This marks the second run of four straight ranked opponents during the Holly Warlick era.

UT beat #22/NR North Carolina and #18/20 Texas, then lost to #3/3 Baylor and #1/1 Stanford in 2012-13 (her first year as head coach).

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#6/7 Tennessee Lady Vols at #5/5 Notre Dame, Thursday

 

#6/7 Tennessee Lady Vols vs. #5/5 Notre Dame

Thursday, January 17th, 2018 | 6:02pm CT
Notre Dame, IN | Joyce Center | TV: ESPN

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN No. 6/7 Tennessee (16-1, 4-1 SEC) makes one final stop on a challenging three-game road swing with a Thursday night, January 18th visit to Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center to take on No. 5/5 Notre Dame (16-2, 5-1 ACC). The Lady Vols’ final regular-season non-conference contest is slated to tip at 6:02pm CT.

This marks the 28th meeting between these schools in women’s basketball, with UT holding a 21-6 advantage. The Lady Vols will try to halt a three-game road losing skid in the series and end a 17-game homecourt winning streak by the Irish. A year ago, Tennessee ended a six-game Notre Dame series win streak, defeating the (then) No. 6/6 Fighting Irish, 71-69, at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville on a last second jumper by Jaime Nared.

#6/7 Tennessee Lady Vols travels to #5/5 Notre Dame Thursday for a 6:00pm CT tip off at the Joyce Center. (Tennessee Athletics)

#6/7 Tennessee Lady Vols travels to #5/5 Notre Dame Thursday for a 6:00pm CT tip off at the Joyce Center. (Tennessee Athletics)

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UT Lady Vols drop #2 seed Texas A&M Aggies, 70-60

 

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UT Lady VolsJacksonville, FL  Diamond DeShields scored 21 points, Bashaara Graves scored 19 and Tennessee upset No. 2 seed Texas A&M in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals, 70-60, on Friday at Veterans Memorial Arena.

DeShields scored 14 points in the second half and her energy on defense helped Tennessee (19-12) limit the Aggies (21-9) to just 35.8-percent shooting. She and Graves each shot 7-of-11 from the floor and they combined to go 11-of-12 from the free-throw line.

Graves collected seven rebounds and was aggressive in the paint, setting the tone in the first half.

Tennessee Lady Volunteers guard Diamond DeShields (11) takes a shot in the second quarter as Texas A&M Aggies guard Curtyce Knox (11) defends during the women's SEC basketball tournament at Jacksonville Memorial Veterans Arena. (Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Lady Volunteers guard Diamond DeShields (11) takes a shot in the second quarter as Texas A&M Aggies guard Curtyce Knox (11) defends during the women’s SEC basketball tournament at Jacksonville Memorial Veterans Arena. (Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports)

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UT Lady Vols Basketball late rally falls short at Alabama Crimson Tide

 

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UT Lady VolsTuscaloosa, AL Bashaara Graves led Tennessee with 15 points, but the Lady Vols could not battle back from an 11-point halftime deficit, falling to Alabama, 54-46, on Thursday at Foster Auditorium.

The loss ended Tennessee’s (16-12, 7-8 SEC) 42-game winning streak against Alabama (15-13, 4-11) and marked the Lady Vols’ first-ever loss in Tuscaloosa. UT’s last loss to Alabama entering Thursday was on March 3rd, 1984.

Graves finished with 15 points and eight rebounds. Mercedes Russell recorded a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Jaime Nared added 13 points and seven boards.

Tennessee Lady Vol's Bashaara Graves scores 15 points in UT's first loss to Crimson Tide since 1984. (Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Lady Vol’s Bashaara Graves scores 15 points in UT’s first loss to Crimson Tide since 1984. (Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics)

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