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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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#24/25 Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball at Florida, Wednesday

 

#24/#25 Tennessee (13-3 | 3-1 SEC) at Florida (11-6 | 2-2 SEC)

Thursday, January 16th, 2020 | 5:01pm CT
Gainesville, FL | Exactech Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 24/25 Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team (13-3, 3-1 SEC) hits the road this week, traveling to Gainesville to take on Florida (10-6, 2-2 SEC) in a 5:01pm CT contest on Thursday at Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. This will mark the 57th meeting between these programs, with the Lady Vols leading the all-time series by a 52-4 advantage. 

Tennessee won its second straight league game and picked up its fifth victory in its last six contests on Sunday, as the Lady Vols overcame an early four-point deficit to defeat Georgia by 17, 73-56.

UT also has SEC wins over Missouri (77-66) and Ole Miss (84-28) and is tied for third in the league. 

#24/#25 Tennessee Women's Basketball travels to Gainesville to take on Florida, Wednesday. (UT Athletics)

#24/#25 Tennessee Women’s Basketball travels to Gainesville to take on Florida, Wednesday. (UT Athletics)

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#23/24 Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball plays Georgia at Thompson-Boling Arena, Sunday

 

#23/24 Tennessee (12-3 | 2-1 SEC) vs. Georgia (10-6 | 1-2 SEC)

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

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 23/24 Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball (12-3, 2-1 SEC) is back home on Sunday to play host to Georgia (10-6, 1-2 SEC) in a 12:02pm CT matinee at Thompson-Boling Arena.

This will mark the 69th meeting between these programs, with the Tennessee Lady Vols leading the all-time series by a 51-17 advantage. 

Tennessee is coming off a dominating performance in Oxford, Mississippi, on Thursday night, flying past the Rebels, 84-28, at the Pavilion at Ole Miss. 

Tennessee Women's Basketball takes on Georgia Sunday afternoon at Thompson-Boling Arena. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball takes on Georgia Sunday afternoon at Thompson-Boling Arena. (UT Athletics)

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#22/23 Tennessee Vols Basketball kicks off SEC play hosting Missouri

 

Tennessee (10-2 | 0-0 SEC) vs. Missouri (3-10 | 0-0 SEC)

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 | 4:02pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 22/23 Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball (10-2, 0-0 SEC) opens Southeastern Conference action and plays its first game of 2020 on Thursday evening, hosting Missouri (3-10, 0-0 SEC) at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tip-off is slated for 4:02pm CT. This will mark the 13th meeting between these programs, with the Lady Vols leading the series, 9-3. 

The Big Orange women opened the campaign 7-0, including a road win over (then) #15/14 Notre Dame, and are 3-2 since then with losses to Texas and (then) #1/1 Stanford providing the only blemishes.

Tennessee Women's Basketball begins SEC action Thursday when the Lady Vols play Missouri at Thompson-Boling Arena. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball begins SEC action Thursday when the Lady Vols play Missouri at Thompson-Boling Arena. (UT Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball knocks out Howard at Thompson-Boling Arena, 88-38

 

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee Lady Vols basketball sophomore Rae Burrell logged her second career double-double to lead UT to an 88-38 victory over Howard on Sunday afternoon in Thompson-Boling Arena.
 
With a crowd of 9,269 looking on, Burrell led Tennessee (10-2) in scoring with 18 points while grabbing a career-high 12 boards. Freshman Jessie Rennie also had a career day, enjoying a 5-of-7 afternoon behind the arc for a career-best 16 points. Junior Rennia Davis and freshman Jordan Horston were also in double figures for the Big Orange with 16 and 14 points, respectively.

Tennessee Women's Basketball sophomore Rae Burrell poured in 18 points and pulled down 12 rebounds in Lady Vols win over Howard, Sunday afternoon. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball sophomore Rae Burrell poured in 18 points and pulled down 12 rebounds in Lady Vols win over Howard, Sunday afternoon. (UT Athletics)

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#23/24 Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball at Portland State, Saturday

 

Tennessee (8-2) at Portland State (6-3)

Saturday, December 21st, 2019 | 2:00pm PT (4:00pm CT)
Portland, OR | Viking Pavilion

UT Lady VolsPortland, OR – No. 23/24 Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team (8-2) will close its two-game West Coast swing on Saturday, as the Lady Vols battle Portland State (6-3) at Viking Pavilion. Tip-off is scheduled for 2:00pm PT (4:00pm CT).

This will mark the first time these programs have met on the hardwood. It will not, however, be UT’s first game in Portland, as the Lady Vols picked up a 74-51 victory over the University of Portland on November 30th, 1997. 

The contest at Portland State marks only the fourth road game of the season for the Big Orange, and their current back-to-back road contests are the first for Tennessee since the Lady Vols played at Missouri (W, February 17th, 2019) and Texas A&M (L, February 21st, 2019) last season.

Tennessee Women's Basketball travels to Portland State for a 4:00pm CT matchup, Saturday. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball travels to Portland State for a 4:00pm CT matchup, Saturday. (UT Athletics)

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UT Lady Vols Basketball hosts Texas, Sunday

 

Tennessee (7-0) vs. Texas (4-4)

Sunday, December 8th, 2019 | 1:02pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – For the 41st time, Tennessee and Texas will do battle in women’s basketball. The Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team leads the series, 25-15, after winning the past two meetings.

The No. 17/19 Lady Vols (7-0) play host to the Longhorns (4-4) at Thompson-Boling Arena in a 1:02pm CT contest on Sunday.  The match-up is part of the 10-game Big 12-SEC Challenge, with Sunday’s tilts closing out the week-long competition.

The Lady Vols are playing their fifth of six straight games on Rocky Top after opening with two of the season’s first three contests on the road.

Tennessee Women's Basketball is set to take on Texas this Sunday at Thompson-Boling Arena. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball is set to take on Texas this Sunday at Thompson-Boling Arena. (UT Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball shoots down Air Force, 81-54

 

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – In the first meeting between the teams, No. 20/25 Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team defeated Air Force, 81-54, Sunday afternoon in Thompson-Boling Arena to open the season 7-0 for fifth time in the past 10 years.

With a season-high crowd of 8,032 looking on, nine different players scored for the Big Orange. UT tallied 56 points inside the paint, had 23 points created from 22 Air Force (1-7) turnovers and shot a season-high 54.8 percent from the field. UT knocked down a sizzling 66.7 percent of its shots in the second quarter and 64.7 percent in the third period.

Tennessee Women's Basketball sophomore  Rae Burrell scored 18 points in the Lady Vols win over Air Force at Thompson-Boling Arena, Sunday. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball sophomore Rae Burrell scored 18 points in the Lady Vols win over Air Force at Thompson-Boling Arena, Sunday. (UT Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols basketball rolls past Tennessee State, 73-43

 

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – The Tennessee Lady Vols basketball moved their record to 4-0 on Thursday night, defeating Tennessee State, 73-43, in front of a crowd of 7,213 at Thompson-Boling Arena.

The win marked the third-straight year that UT has started out 4-0, and the Lady Vols improved to 6-0 all-time against the Lady Tigers (1-1).
 
Eight players for the Big Orange scored during the first of six consecutive home games, with three of them scoring in double digits. Sophomore Rae Burrell came off the bench to lead the way with a career-high-tying 14, while junior Rennia Davis and junior Kasiyahna Kushkituah added 12 and 11, respectively.

Tennessee Women's Basketball sophomore Rae Burrell scored 14 points and pulled 7 boards in win over Tennessee State Thursday night. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball sophomore Rae Burrell scored 14 points and pulled 7 boards in win over Tennessee State Thursday night. (UT Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball defeat Central Arkansas, 63-36

 

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – In just the third meeting in school history, the Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team defeated Central Arkansas, 63-36, in Thompson-Boling Arena on Thursday night with a crowd of 7,278 looking on.
 
After allowing 18 points to the Sugar Bears in the first quarter, Tennessee surrendered just 18 points the rest of the way to give UT Head Coach Kellie Harper her first regular season win on The Summitt. The effort enabled the Lady Vols to improve their record in home openers to 43-3 all-time.  

Tennessee Women's Basketball gets 63-36 victory over Central Arkansas Thursday night at Thompson-Boling Arena. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball gets 63-36 victory over Central Arkansas Thursday night at Thompson-Boling Arena. (UT Athletics)

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