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#23 Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball holds off LSU for 63-58 win

 

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – The No. 23/23 Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team got back in the win column on Sunday, defeating LSU, 63-58, in a key SEC match-up in front of a season-best crowd of 10,230 at Thompson-Boling Arena.

The victory enabled the Lady Vols to post a 2-1 record during a week in which they played three games, including both SEC opponents entering games having had an off-date prior to their meeting with the Lady Vols.

Junior forward Rennia Davis led Tennessee (16-4, 6-1 SEC), going a perfect 10 of 10 from the free-throw line en route to a game-high 30 points and eight rebounds. 

Tennessee Women's Basketball beats LSU 63-58 at Thompson-Boling Arena, Sunday. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball beats LSU 63-58 at Thompson-Boling Arena, Sunday. (UT Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball second half turnovers costly in 60-45 loss to UConn

 

UT Lady VolsHartford, CT – No. 23/25 Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team took a 31-28 lead into halftime but couldn’t hang on, falling to No. 3/5 UConn in front of a crowd of 13,659 at the XL Center on Thursday night, 60-45.
 
The game was the first time the two teams had met since January 6th, 2007, when Candace Parker led UT to a 70-64 victory in Hartford in a No. 4 vs. No. 5 match-up. The game was the first of a two-year Basketball Hall of Fame Revival Series, from which a portion of the proceeds benefit the Pat Summitt Foundation, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.

Tennessee Women's Basketball junior Rennia Davis had 16 points and 8 rebounds against UConn Thursday night. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball junior Rennia Davis had 16 points and 8 rebounds against UConn Thursday night. (UT Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball hosts Alabama, Monday

 

Tennessee (14-3 | 4-1 SEC) vs. Alabama (11-6 | 1-3 SEC)

Monday, January 20th, 2020 | 6:02pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena | TV: SEC Network

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 24/25 Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team (14-3, 4-1 SEC) is back home for a Monday night tussle with Alabama (11-6, 1-3 SEC) at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tip-off is slated for 6:02pm CT.

This will mark the 57th meeting between these programs, with the Lady Vols leading the all-time series by a 49-7 advantage. The series has been a streaky one. UA brings a five-game winning spree into Knoxville.

That string came after Tennessee had won an otherworldly 42 straight from March 23rd, 1984, through January 31st, 2016.

Tennessee Women's Basketball takes on Alabama Monday night at Thompson-Boling Arena. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball takes on Alabama Monday night at Thompson-Boling Arena. (UT Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball slay Florida Gators, 78-50

 

UT Lady VolsGainesville, FL – The No. 24/25 Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team picked up their third-straight SEC win on Thursday, defeating the Gators in Exactech Arena, 78-50.

Junior Rennia Davis, playing in front of family and friends who made the drive over from Jacksonville, led the effort for Tennessee (14-3, 4-1 SEC), finishing the day with 18 points and five rebounds. Sophomore Rae Burrell was also in double digits with 11 points. 

Freshmen Lavender Briggs and Brylee Bartram led Florida (11-7, 2-3 SEC) with 11 points each. 

Tennessee Women's Basketball junior Rennia Davis led the Lady Vols with 18 points and 5 rebounds. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball junior Rennia Davis led the Lady Vols with 18 points and 5 rebounds. (UT Athletics)

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#24/25 Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball at Florida, Wednesday

 

#24/#25 Tennessee (13-3 | 3-1 SEC) at Florida (11-6 | 2-2 SEC)

Thursday, January 16th, 2020 | 5:01pm CT
Gainesville, FL | Exactech Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 24/25 Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team (13-3, 3-1 SEC) hits the road this week, traveling to Gainesville to take on Florida (10-6, 2-2 SEC) in a 5:01pm CT contest on Thursday at Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. This will mark the 57th meeting between these programs, with the Lady Vols leading the all-time series by a 52-4 advantage. 

Tennessee won its second straight league game and picked up its fifth victory in its last six contests on Sunday, as the Lady Vols overcame an early four-point deficit to defeat Georgia by 17, 73-56.

UT also has SEC wins over Missouri (77-66) and Ole Miss (84-28) and is tied for third in the league. 

#24/#25 Tennessee Women's Basketball travels to Gainesville to take on Florida, Wednesday. (UT Athletics)

#24/#25 Tennessee Women’s Basketball travels to Gainesville to take on Florida, Wednesday. (UT Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball cruises to 73-56 win over Georgia

 

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – The No. 23/24 Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team picked up their third SEC win on Sunday, defeating Georgia at Thompson-Boling Arena, 73-56, in front of a season-high crowd of 10,036. 

UT (13-3, 3-1 SEC) was led by junior Rennia Davis with 17 points and six rebounds. Senior Lou Brown and freshmen Tamari Key and Jordan Horston were also in double figures with 12, 13 and 14, respectively. 

Junior Maya Caldwell paced Georgia (10-7, 1-3 SEC) in scoring with 13 points. Gabby Connally chipped in 11 points, and Que Morrison finished with 10. 

Tennessee Women's Basketball freshman #25 Jordan Horston had 14 points and 6 rebounds in victory over Georgia at Thompson-Boling Arena Sunday afternoon. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball freshman #25 Jordan Horston had 14 points and 6 rebounds in victory over Georgia at Thompson-Boling Arena Sunday afternoon. (UT Athletics)

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#23/24 Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball visits Ole Miss, Thursday

 

#23/24 Tennessee (11-3 | 1-1 SEC) at Ole Miss (7-8 | 0-2 SEC)

Thursday, January 9th, 2020 | 7:00pm CT (8:00pm ET)
Oxford, MS | The Pavilion at Ole Miss

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 23/24 Tennessee Lady Vols basketball (11-3, 1-1 SEC) plays its second straight game on the road, as it travels to Oxford, Mississippi, to face the Rebels (7-8, 0-2 SEC) in a 7:00pm CT (8:00pm ET) contest on Thursday at The Pavilion at Ole Miss. 

This will mark the 55th meeting between these programs, with the Lady Vols leading the all-time series by a 46-8 advantage. The game is being billed as a “Red Out,” and the home team will join the spirit and wear red uniforms. The Lady Vols will wear their home whites.

Tennessee Women's Basketball travels to Oxford to take on Ole Miss, Thursday night. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball travels to Oxford to take on Ole Miss, Thursday night. (UT Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball comes up short at Kentucky, 80-76

 

UT Lady VolsLexington, KY – No. 22/23 Tennessee Women’s basketball’s Rennia Davis turned in a 27-point performance, but it wasn’t enough to pull off the upset bid over No. 13/13 Kentucky as the Lady Vols fell in Memorial Gymnasium on Sunday, 80-76.
 
Also in double figures for Tennessee (11-3, 1-1 SEC) were sophomore Rae Burrell,who finished with 16 points and six rebounds, and freshman Jordan Horston, who posted 13 points and a career-high nine assists.
 
UK (12-2, 1-1 SEC) was led by Rhyne Howard with 37 points and nine rebounds, while Sabrina Haines added 11.

Tennessee Women's Basketball junior Rennia Davis poured in 27 points in loss to Kentucky Sunday at Memorial Gymnasium. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball junior Rennia Davis poured in 27 points in loss to Kentucky Sunday at Memorial Gymnasium. (UT Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball defeats Missouri, 77-66

 

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – A dominant effort in the paint and an outstanding defensive second quarter helped the Tennessee Women’s basketball team give Lady Vols head coach Kellie Harper a victory in her Southeastern Conference debut Thursday, as No. 22/23 UT defeated Missouri, 77-66, to open conference play.

Tennessee (11-2, 1-0 SEC) held the Tigers (3-11, 0-1 SEC) to three field goals and just seven points in the second period. And the Lady Vols outscored Mizzou 44-22 in the paint during Thursday’s triumph.

The Lady Vols lived up to their reputation as one of the nation’s top-rebounding teams, out-rebounding the Tigers, 43-22. Tennessee pulled down 18 offensive boards and enjoyed a 19-4 edge in second-chance points.

Tennessee Women's Basketball freshman Jordan Horston scored 19 points in Lady Vols win over Missouri Thursday. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball freshman Jordan Horston scored 19 points in Lady Vols win over Missouri Thursday. (UT Athletics)

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#22/23 Tennessee Vols Basketball kicks off SEC play hosting Missouri

 

Tennessee (10-2 | 0-0 SEC) vs. Missouri (3-10 | 0-0 SEC)

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 | 4:02pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 22/23 Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball (10-2, 0-0 SEC) opens Southeastern Conference action and plays its first game of 2020 on Thursday evening, hosting Missouri (3-10, 0-0 SEC) at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tip-off is slated for 4:02pm CT. This will mark the 13th meeting between these programs, with the Lady Vols leading the series, 9-3. 

The Big Orange women opened the campaign 7-0, including a road win over (then) #15/14 Notre Dame, and are 3-2 since then with losses to Texas and (then) #1/1 Stanford providing the only blemishes.

Tennessee Women's Basketball begins SEC action Thursday when the Lady Vols play Missouri at Thompson-Boling Arena. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball begins SEC action Thursday when the Lady Vols play Missouri at Thompson-Boling Arena. (UT Athletics)

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