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Tennessee Lady Vols steam roll South Dakota, 69-49

 

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UT Lady VolsPuerto Aventuras, Mexico – The Lady Vols advanced to 6-0 on the season and went undefeated in the Cancun Challenge, besting South Dakota 69-49 on Saturday at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya Convention Center.
 
Senior Jaime Nared was named MVP of the tournament, combining for 58 points, 34 rebounds, 12 assists and 7 steals to average a double-double over three games.
 
Tennessee had four players in double figures against South Dakota. Rennia Davis and Anastasia Hayes each had 12, while Nared and Russell finished with 11 and 10, respectively.

Tennessee Women's Basketball defeats South Dakota Saturday to win the Cancun Challenge. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball defeats South Dakota Saturday to win the Cancun Challenge. (Tennessee Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols cruise to 79-69 win over Oklahoma State

 

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UT Lady VolsPuerto Aventuras, Mexico – No. 12/14 Tennessee outlasted Oklahoma State, winning 79-69 on day two of the Cancun Challenge.
 
Senior Jaime Nared and Mercedes Russell once again led the team in production, combining for 46 points and 18 rebounds. Nared had 21 points on the day, moving her career point total to 1,004 while adding 10 rebounds to notch her second straight double-double. Russell recorded a season-high 25 points and added eight rebounds.
 
Freshman Rennia Davis logged her third straight double-double, tallying 12 points and 10 rebounds in the contest. 

Tennessee Lady Vols center Mercedes Russell has 25 points and 8 rebounds in victory over Oklahoma State. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Lady Vols center Mercedes Russell has 25 points and 8 rebounds in victory over Oklahoma State. (Tennessee Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols beat #20 Purdue in Overtime, 101-99

 

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UT Lady VolsPuerto Aventuras, Mexico – Double-double performances by seniors Jaime Nared and Mercedes Russell fueled No. 12/14 Tennessee to a 101-99 overtime win over No. 20/20 Marquette on Thursday night at the Hard Rock Hotel Convention Center.
 
Nared got off to a quick start, scoring 15 points in the first half. She finished the day with 26 points, 15 rebounds and six assists for her second double-double this season and the 11th of her career. Russell came on strong in the second half, notching 12 of her 17 points and grabbing 13 of 15 boards in the final 25 minutes of the game. She also posted her second double-double this season and the 32nd of her career.

Tennessee Lady Vols senior center Mercedes Russell had 17 points and 15 rebounds in win over Purdue Thursday night. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Lady Vols senior center Mercedes Russell had 17 points and 15 rebounds in win over Purdue Thursday night. (Tennessee Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols take on Marquette in Cancun Challenge, Thursday

 

#12/14 Tennessee vs. #20/20 Marquette

Thursday, November 22nd, 2017 | 5:30pm CT
Puerto Aventuras, Mexico | Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya

UT Lady VolsPuerto Aventuras, Mexico – No. 12/14 Tennessee (3-0) plays its first game away from Knoxville this season, as the Lady Vols take part in the Cancun Challenge in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico, Thursday through Saturday.

Competing in the Riviera Tournament, the Lady Vols open play vs. No. 20/20 Marquette (1-1) at 5:30pm CT on Thanksgiving night.

UT enters undefeated after winning three straight at home to open the season, rolling past East Tennessee State, 87-49, and James Madison, 89-60, at Thompson-Boling Arena on November 12th and 15th, respectively, before closing out a three-game season-opening home stand with a 68-56 victory over Wichita State on Monday night.

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