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Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball travels to #16/14 Notre Dame

 

Tennessee (2-0 | 0-0 SEC) at #16/14 Notre Dame (2-0 | 0-0 ACC)

Tuesday, November 11th, 2019 | 6:00pm CT
Notre Dame, IN | Purcell Pavilion

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball, which is receiving votes in both the AP and USA Today Coaches Polls, hits the road to face No. 16/14 Notre Dame at Purcell Pavilion in the Joyce Center on Monday night. Tip-off is set for 6:00pm CT.

The Lady Vols enter the game with a 2-0 record after winning their home opener and head coach Kellie Harper‘s first regular-season game at Thompson-Boling Arena vs. Central Arkansas on Thursday night, 63-36. UT opened the Kellie Harper era on the road last Tuesday evening with a hard-fought 72-68 victory over East Tennessee at sold-out Freedom Hall in Johnson City.

Tennessee Women's Basketball takes on No. 16/14 Notre Dame on the road Monday. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball takes on No. 16/14 Notre Dame on the road Monday. (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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Tennessee Lady Vols release Non-Conference Schedule

 

Tennessee Athletics Department

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – Notre Dame, Stanford and Texas headline a challenging non-conference Tennessee women’s basketball schedule that was released Thursday by sixth-year Lady Vol Head Coach Holly Warlick.

Tip times and television network assignments will be available at a later date when the information is approved for release.
 
UT returns two full-time starters (Mercedes RussellJaime Nared) and a part-time starter (Meme Jackson) from a team that finished 20-12 overall and 10-6 in the SEC (fifth place) a year ago vs. the nation’s No. 5-rated schedule. Warlick also welcomes the nation’s No. 1-ranked recruiting class to Knoxville, including guards Evina Westbrook and Anastasia Hayes, wing Rennia Davis and post Kasiyahna Kushkituah.

Tennessee Lady Vols Challenging Schedule Includes Texas, Notre Dame, Stanford. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Lady Vols Challenging Schedule Includes Texas, Notre Dame, Stanford. (UT 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

 

UT Athletics Department

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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