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#13/15 Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball loses to #16/14 Michigan in NCAA Tournament, 70-55

 

UT Lady VolsSan Antonio, TX – No. 13/15 Tennessee women’s basketball team’s season came to an end in the second round of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament on Tuesday, as the Lady Vols fell to No. 16/14 Michigan in the Alamodome, 70-55.
 
Senior Rennia Davis was the top scorer for No. 3 seed UT (17-8), finishing with 12 points. Junior Rae Burrell was close behind with 11, and senior Kasiyahna Kushkituah and sophomore Jordan Horston each turned in 10.
 
No. 6 seed Michigan (16-5) was led by Leigha Brown, who scored a game-high 23 points, and Naz Hillmon, who turned in a double-double with 19 points and 15 rebounds. Hailey Brown was also in double figures for the Wolverines with 14.

Tennessee Women's Basketball junior Rennia Davis scored 12 points Tuesday in loss to Michigan in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball junior Rennia Davis scored 12 points Tuesday in loss to Michigan in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. (UT Athletics)

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#13/15 Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball takes on #16/14 Michigan in NCAA Tournament

 

#3 Seed Tennessee vs. #6 Seed Michigan

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 | 4:00pm CT / 5:00pm ET
San Antonio, TX | Alamodome | TV: ESPN2

UT Lady VolsSan Antonio, TX – No. 3 seed Tennessee Women’s Basketball (17-7, 9-4 SEC) and No. 6 seed Michigan (15-5, 9-4 Big Ten) will face one another for the first-time ever on Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 in an NCAA Second Round River Walk Region contest.

The No. 13/15-ranked Lady Vols and No. 16/14 Wolverines are set to play at 5:00pm ET (4:00pm CT) on the North Court at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

UT earned its way to this meeting by winning its First Round battle with Middle Tennessee, 87-62, on Sunday in Austin.

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#13/#15 Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball gets 87-62 victory over Middle Tennessee in NCAA Tournament

 

UT Lady VolsAustin, TX – The No. 3 seed Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team shot a scorching 52 percent from the floor to fend off in-state opponent and No. 14 seed Middle Tennessee in the NCAA First Round on Sunday, winning 87-62 at the Frank Erwin Center.  
 
Senior Rennia Davis led No. 13/15-ranked Tennessee (17-7) in scoring, posting a double-double with 24 points and 14 rebounds. Junior Rae Burrell was close behind with 22 points, and sophomore Tamari Key and senior Kasiyahna Kushkituah were also in double figures with 13 and 10, respectively. Redshirt junior Jordan Walker narrowly missed a double-double, finishing with nine points and a career-high 14 rebounds.

Tennessee Women's Basketball sophomore Rae Burrell had 22 points in Lady Vols win over Middle Tennessee in the NCAA Tournament, Sunday. (Ut Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball sophomore Rae Burrell had 22 points in Lady Vols win over Middle Tennessee in the NCAA Tournament, Sunday. (Ut Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball falls to South Carolina in SEC Tournament, 67-52

 

UT Lady VolsGreenville, SC – No. #14/16 Tennessee Women’s Basketball, the No. 3 seed, outscored second-seeded #7/7 South Carolina 13-8 in the fourth quarter, but couldn’t overcome a 29-point first quarter by the No. 2 seed Gamecocks, falling 67-52 in the semifinals of the SEC Tournament at Bon Secours Wellness Arena on Saturday evening.
 
Redshirt-junior Jordan Walker and sophomore Jordan Horston were the high scorers for UT (16-7), each finishing with 11 points. Senior Rennia Davis and sophomore Tamari Key were the top rebounders for the Big Orange, grabbing six apiece. 

Slow start costly for Tennessee Women's Basketball in loss to South Carolina in semifinal round of SEC Tournament. (UT Athletics)

Slow start costly for Tennessee Women’s Basketball in loss to South Carolina in semifinal round of SEC Tournament. (UT Athletics)

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#14/16 Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball faces #7/7 South Carolina at SEC Tournament

 

#3 Seed Tennessee vs. #2 Seed South Carolina

Saturday, March 6th, 2021 | 5:30pm CT
Greenville, SC | Bon Secours Wellness Arena

UT Lady VolsGreenville, SC – No. 14/16 Tennessee (16-6, 9-4 SEC), the No. 3 seed, has advanced to the semifinal round of the SEC Tournament and will meet No. 7/7 South Carolina (20-4, 14-2 SEC), the No. 2 seed, at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at Bon Secours Wellness Arena.

No. 1 seed Texas A&M and No. 4 seed Georgia will meet in the other semifinal round match-up at 3:00pm CT on Saturday.

The Tennessee Lady Vols will be making their first appearance in the SEC semifinal round since 2016, when they did so in Jacksonville, FL, before falling to Mississippi State, 58-48.

Tennessee Women's Basketball plays South Carolina in the semifinal round of the SEC Tournament. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball plays South Carolina in semifinal round of SEC Tournament. (UT Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball to face Arkansas or Ole Miss at SEC Tournament, Friday

 

#14/#16 Tennessee vs. #13/#13 Arkansas or Ole Miss

Friday, March 5th, 2021 | 7:15pm CT
Greenville, SC | Bon Secours Wellness Arena | TV: SEC Network

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 14/16 Tennessee women’s basketball (15-6, 9-4 SEC), which earned the No. 3 seed by virtue of its third-place regular-season finish, will open play on Friday night at the SEC Tournament in Greenville, SC.

The Lady Vols will face the winner of Thursday’s game between sixth-seeded #13/13 Arkansas (19-7, 9-6 SEC) and No. 11 seed Ole Miss (10-10, 4-10 SEC) at approximately 7:15pm CT on Friday at Bon Secours Wellness Arena.

In head-to-head match-ups this season, UT defeated (then) No. 13/13 Arkansas, 88-73, on January 7th in Knoxville and erased a 13-point deficit to beat Ole Miss in Knoxville, 68-67, on January 28th.

Tennessee Women's Basketball will play the winner between Arkansas and Ole Miss on Friday at the SEC Tournament. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball will play the winner between Arkansas and Ole Miss on Friday at the SEC Tournament. (UT Athletics)

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#20/#21 Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball takes on Auburn at Thompson-Boling Arena, Sunday

 

#20/#21 Tennessee (14-6 | 8-4 SEC) va. Auburn (5-17 | 0-14 SEC)

Sunday, February 28th, 2021 | 1:02pm CT/2:02pm ET
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena | TV: SEC Network

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 20/21 Tennessee women’s basketball team (14-6, 8-4 SEC) and Auburn (5-17, 0-14 SEC) will meet at 1:02pm CT on Sunday in the regular season finale for both teams at Thompson-Boling Arena.

The match-up will be UT’s last home game of the year as well as Senior Day for Lady Vols Rennia Davis, Kasiyahna Kushkituah and Jaiden McCoy. The Tennessee trio will be honored prior to the game.

Also being recognized during the contest will be graduate managers Caleb Currier and Josh Theis, manager Elizabeth Wong, student athletic trainer Olivia Nicholas and practice player Hunter Huff.

Tennessee Women's Basketball will hold Senior Day for Lady Vols (L to R) Kasiyahna Kushkituah. Head Coach Kellie Harper, Rennia Davis, and Jaiden McCoy, Sunday. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball will hold Senior Day for Lady Vols (L to R) Kasiyahna Kushkituah. Head Coach Kellie Harper, Rennia Davis, and Jaiden McCoy, Sunday. (UT Athletics)

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#20/21 Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball beats Missouri, 78-73

 

UT Lady VolsColumbia, MO – Senior Rennia Davis scored all 26 of her points in the second half, including 20 in the fourth-quarter, leading No. 20/21 Tennessee women’s basketball team to a 78-73 win over Missouri at Mizzou Arena on Thursday night.
 
Junior Rae Burrell was also a factor for UT (14-6, 8-4 SEC), notching 23 points and eight rebounds. Redshirt junior Jordan Walker was UT’s top rebounder, pulling down 10 boards on the night.
 
Missouri (8-10, 4-9 SEC) was led by Haley Troup and Aijha Blackwell with 16 points each. Shannon Dufficy and Shug Dickson were also in double figures with 10 points apiece.

Tennessee Women's Basketball senior Rennia Davis scores 26 points Thursday night in Lady Vols win at Missouri. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball senior Rennia Davis scores 26 points Thursday night in Lady Vols win at Missouri. (UT Athletics)

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#21/21 Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball loses on the road to #22/23 Georgia, 57-55

 

UT Lady VolsAthens, GA – No. 21/21 Tennessee women’s basketball team pulled within one in the final seconds at No. 22/23 Georgia but couldn’t overcome a tough day offensively, falling 57-55 in Stegeman Coliseum on Sunday afternoon.
 
Senior Rennia Davis led Tennessee (13-6, 7-4 SEC) with 22 points and six rebounds. Junior Rae Burrell turned in 10 points and five rebounds, and senior Kasiyahna Kushkituah pulled down 13 rebounds to tie her career-high.
 
Gabby Connally was the high scorer for Georgia (17-4, 9-4 SEC), finishing with 24 points. Que Morrison was also in double figures with 11 points, and Jenna Staiti pulled down 12 boards.

Tennessee Women's Basketball senior Rennia Davis had 22 points and six rebounds in loss to Georgia, Sunday. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball senior Rennia Davis had 22 points and six rebounds in loss to Georgia, Sunday. (UT Athletics)

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#21/21 Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball visits #22/23 Georgia, Sunday

 

Tennessee (13-5 | 7-3 SEC) at Georgia (16-4 | 8-4 SEC)

Sunday, February 21st, 2021 | 1:02pm CT
Athens, GA | Stegeman Coliseum

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 21/21 Tennessee women’s basketball team (13-5, 7-3 SEC) is back in action on Sunday, traveling to Athens to take on No. 22/23 Georgia (16-4/8-4 SEC) in a 1:02pm CT matinee at Stegeman Coliseum.

It will mark the second meeting this season between the squads, with the Bulldogs erasing a 17-point, third-quarter deficit to walk away with a 67-66 decision in Knoxville back on January 14th.

The Lady Vols sit in third place in the SEC standings, followed by Georgia and Kentucky in fourth at 8-4, so postseason tournament top-four seedings are up for grabs on Sunday. UK, the other team in that equation, is at South Carolina. UT (7-3) is one of only three SEC teams with three losses or fewer in conference play (along with first-place South Carolina [12-1] and second-place Texas A&M [10-1]). 

Tennessee Women's Basketball heads to Athens to take on Georgia, Sunday. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball heads to Athens to take on Georgia, Sunday. (UT Athletics)

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