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Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball take down #16/14 Notre Dame on the road, 74-63

 

UT Lady VolsNotre Dame, IN Rennia Davis tied her career high of 33 points to lead Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team (3-0) to victory over No. 16/14 Notre Dame on the road on Monday night, 74-63. It was the Lady Vols’ first victory on the road in the series since 2008.
 
Davis, the 6-foot-2 junior from Jacksonville, FL, also pulled down 10 boards to record her second double-double of the season and the 20th of her career. Freshmen Jordan Horston and Tamari Key were also in double digits for UT with 12 and 11 points, respectively, while Jazmine Massengill narrowly missed a double-double, pulling down a team-high 13 rebounds and dishing out nine assists to set new career highs in both categories.

Tennessee Women's Basketball junior Rennia Davis connected for 33 points in win over #16/14 Notre Dame Monday night. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball junior Rennia Davis connected for 33 points in win over #16/14 Notre Dame Monday night. (UT Athletics)

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#6 Tennessee Lady Vols lose to #5 Notre Dame, 84-70

 

Tennessee Athletics

UT Lady VolsNotre Dame, INMeme Jackson scored 18 points, but it was not enough as No. 5/5 Notre Dame overcame a 23-point deficit to hand No. 6/7 Tennessee its second loss of the season, 84-70, on Thursday night at Purcell Pavilion.

After taking a 60-50 lead into the fourth quarter, the Lady Vols (16-2, 4-1 SEC) fell into an offensive slump, and were outscored 34-10 to close the game. The Fighting Irish (17-2, 5-1 ACC) were efficient throughout the second half, shooting 66 percent from 3-point range and committing just three turnovers. 

Tennessee Women's Basketball junior Meme Jackson scores 18 points in loss to Notre Dame Thursday night. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball junior Meme Jackson scores 18 points in loss to Notre Dame Thursday night. (Tennessee Athletics)

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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 Basketball loses 79-66 at Notre Dame Fighting Irish

 

UT Athletics Department

UT Lady VolsNotre Dame, IN – Despite a strong start, No. 13/15 Tennessee could not keep pace with hot-shooting No. 3/3 Notre Dame on Monday night, falling to the Fighting Irish, 79-66, at Purcell Pavilion.

Diamond DeShields paced the Lady Vols (11-6) with 17 points pm 7-of-13 shooting. Bashaara Graves posted a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Jaime Nared added 11 points.

Tennessee committed 20 turnovers in the loss, marking the fourth-straight game the Lady Vols have had 19 or more miscues. UT outrebounded Notre Dame (17-1), 36-32. The Fighting Irish were 19-of-25 from the free-throw line and the Lady Vols were 8-of-14.

Tennessee Lady Volunteers guard Jaime Nared (31) dribbles as Notre Dame Fighting Irish forward Kathryn Westbeld (33) defends in the second quarter at the Purcell Pavilion. (Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Lady Volunteers guard Jaime Nared (31) dribbles as Notre Dame Fighting Irish forward Kathryn Westbeld (33) defends in the second quarter at the Purcell Pavilion. (Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports)

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UT Lady Vols Basketball travels to Notre Dame Fighting Irish

 

#13/15 Tennessee (11-5, 2-2 SEC) vs. #3/3 Notre Dame (16-1, 5-0 ACC)

Monday, January 18th, 2016 | 7:00pm ET/6:00pm CT
Notre Dame, IN | Purcell Pavilion

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – The #13/15 Lady Vols (11-5) will try to get back on the winning track at #3/3 Notre Dame (16-1) on “Big Monday.” Tipoff is slated for 7:01pm ET/6:01pm, and the game will be televised on ESPN2 and available online via WatchESPN.

Tennessee enters Monday’s showdown after dropping two of its last three games, including a 64-59 upset loss to unranked Arkansas (7-10, 2-2 SEC) on Thursday night.

Notre Dame, meanwhile, has won its past nine games, including a 63-50 road victory over Boston College (12-4, 0-3 ACC) on Thursday evening.

#13/15 Tennessee Lady Vols meet #3/3 Notre Dame for the 26th Time Monday. (UT Athletics Department)

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UT Lady Vols Basketball comes up short at Arkansas Razorbacks

 

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UT Lady VolsFayetteville, AR – Second-half turnovers proved troublesome for No. 13/15 Tennessee on Thursday and the Lady Vols’ late rally fell short in a 64-59 loss to Arkansas at Bud Walton Arena.

Diamond DeShields paced Tennessee (11-5, 2-2 SEC) with 14 points on 6-of-16 shooting, but the Lady Vols committed 15 of their season-high 24 turnovers second half as Arkansas (7-10, 1-3 SEC) seized control of the game.

Mercedes Russell posted a double-double with 10 points and a game-high 11 rebounds.

Arkansas led by as much as 11 points (55-44) with 1:53 remaining, but Tennessee battled back in the closing minutes to keep the game within two possessions.

Tennessee Womens Basketball's Mercedes Russell pulls down 11 rebounds and scores 10 points in loss at Arkansas Thursday night. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Womens Basketball’s Mercedes Russell pulls down 11 rebounds and scores 10 points in loss at Arkansas Thursday night. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

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