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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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#13 Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball plays Middle Tennessee in First Round of NCAA Tournament

 

#3 Tennessee (16-6 | 9-4 SEC) vs. #14 Middle Tennessee (17-7 | 12-4 C-USA)

Sunday, March 21st, 2021 | 1:00pm CT (2:00pm ET)
Austin, TX | Frank Erwin Center | TV: ABC

UT Lady VolsAustin, TX – The No. 13/15 Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team (16-7, 9-4 SEC) remains perfect in NCAA Tournament participation, earning the program’s 39th-straight invitation to the “Big Dance.” UT is the only school to appear in every women’s tourney.

The UT Lady Vols were selected as a No. 3 seed in the River Walk Region and will meet No. 14 seed Middle Tennessee (17-7) in the NCAA First Round on Sunday. Tip-off is slated for 2:00pm ET (1:00pm CT) at the Frank Erwin Center on the University of Texas campus. The game will be televised by ABC and carried by the Lady Vol Radio Network.

Tennessee Women's Basketball takes on Middle Tennessee in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament, Sunday. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball takes on Middle Tennessee in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament, Sunday. (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 rolls over Auburn, 88-54

 

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – The No. 20/21 Tennessee women’s basketball closed out the regular season with a dominant win over Auburn on Sunday, racing to an 88-54 victory in Thompson-Boling Arena on Senior Day.
 
With the triumph, Tennessee (15-6, 9-4 SEC) finished third in league play and locked up the No. 3 seed for next week’s SEC Tournament. It is UT’s highest seeding at the tourney since 2015, when the Big Orange carried a No. 2 tag into the event.

Tennessee Women's Basketball senior Kasiyahna Kushkituah had 19 points and eight rebounds in victory over Auburn, Sunday. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball senior Kasiyahna Kushkituah had 19 points and eight rebounds in victory over Auburn, Sunday. (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 is at Missouri, Thursday

 

#20/#21 Tennessee (13-6 | 7-4 SEC) at Missouri (8-9 | 4-8 SEC)

Thursday, February 25th, 2021 | 7:02pm CT/8:02pm ET
Columbia, MO | Mizzou Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 20/21 Tennessee (13-6, 7-4 SEC) embarks on the final road trip and last week of the 2020-21 regular season, traveling to Columbia for a Thursday evening battle with Missouri (8-9/4-8 SEC). The Lady Vols and Tigers will tip it off at 7:02pm CT (8:02pm ET) at Mizzou Arena.

After facing ranked teams in its last four games, UT will play against a pair of unranked Tiger teams at MU on Thursday and vs. Auburn on Sunday to wrap things up prior to the SEC Tournament.

UT is holding down fourth place in the SEC standings and is trying to seize one of the double byes for the league tourney after being predicted to finish sixth in the preseason coaches and media polls. 

Tennessee Women's Basketball takes to the road to face Missouri at Mizzou Arena, Thursday. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball takes to the road to face Missouri at Mizzou Arena, Thursday. (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 Women’s Basketball upsets #2/3 South Carolina, 75-67

 

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – Senior Rennia Davis turned in 24 second-half points, as No. 21/21 Tennessee women’s basketball team erased a 12-point halftime deficit to upset No. 2/3 South Carolina in Thompson-Boling Arena, 75-67.
 
The win snapped a 31-game SEC win streak for the Gamecocks and marked UT’s first victory over a top-five team since taking an 82-75 win over No. 2/4 Texas, 82-75, in Knoxville on December 10th, 2017.
 
Davis added 12 rebounds to record the 36th double-double of her career. Junior Rae Burrell was also in double figures for Tennessee (13-5, 7-3 SEC) with 19 points, and sophomore Jordan Horston pitched in 12 points and five assists with no turnovers on the night.  

Tennessee Women's Basketball sophomore Rae Burrell had 19 points in win over South Carolina at Thompson-Boling Arena. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball sophomore Rae Burrell had 19 points in win over South Carolina at Thompson-Boling Arena. (UT Athletics)

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