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#12/12 Tennessee Lady Vols plays #8/8 South Carolina in quarterfinals of SEC Tournament, Friday

 

#12 Tennessee Lady Vols vs. #8 South Carolina

Friday, March 2nd, 2018 | 6:00pm CT
Nashville, TN | Bridgestone Arena | TV: SEC Network

UT Lady VolsNashville, TN – No. 12/12-ranked Tennessee (24-6, 11-5 SEC) faces No. 8/8 South Carolina (23-6, 12-4 SEC) in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament at 6:00pm CT (7:00pm ET) Friday at Bridgestone Arena.

This will mark UT’s 100th SEC Tournament game, standing at 78-21 entering the contest. Tennessee also will be seeking its 25th win of the campaign, which would mark the 35th such season victory total all-time and the fourth occasion under Holly Warlick.

The Lady Vols, who tied for fourth in the SEC regular-season standings (one game out of second place), slid to a No. 7 seed by virtue of a tiebreaker with No. 4 LSU, No. 5 A&M and No. 6 Missouri. South Carolina tied for second in the standings and earned the No. 2 seed by tiebreaker over UGA.

Tennessee Women's Basketball takes on South Carolina in the OVC Tournament Friday at Bridgestone Arena. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball takes on South Carolina in the OVC Tournament Friday at Bridgestone Arena. (Tennessee Athletics)

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#15/14 Tennessee Lady Vols heads to Florida to take on the Gators

 

#15/14 Tennessee Lady Vols at Florida Gators

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 | 6:02pm CT
Gainesville, FL | Exactech Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 15/14 Tennessee (21-6, 9-5 SEC) makes its last road trip of the regular season, traveling to Gainesville to face Florida (11-16, 3-11 SEC) on Thursday at 6:02pm CT.

This will mark the 55th meeting between these schools in women’s basketball, with UT holding a 50-4 series advantage, including 20-2 in Gainesville.

The Lady Vols and Gators also played in Tennessee’s 28th game last season as well, with the Big Orange coming away with a 74-70 victory in Knoxville on February 23rd.

Tennessee Women's Basketball hits the road Thursday to play the Florida Gators in Gainesville. Tip off is at 6:02pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball hits the road Thursday to play the Florida Gators in Gainesville. Tip off is at 6:02pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics)

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#11 Tennessee Lady Vols travel to Columbia Sunday to take on Missouri Tigers

 

#11 Tennessee Lady Vols at #13 Missouri Tigers

Sunday, February 18th, 2018 | 1:00pm CT
Columbia, MO | Mizzou Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN No. 11/11 Tennessee (21-5, 9-4 SEC) begins a two-game road swing Sunday, facing No. 13/13 Missouri (21-5, 9-4 SEC) in Mizzou Arena at 1:00pm CT/ 2:00pm ET.

In what will be the 10th meeting between the two programs, Tennessee will look to recover from a 72-63 loss to Alabama while the Tigers are looking to extend their streak of consecutive wins to five.

Leading into Tennessee’s loss to Alabama, the Lady Vols had won four straight games.

The most recent feather in Tennessee’s cap was a 62-46 win over #18/18 Georgia on Sunday afternoon in front of a “Live Pink, Bleed Orange” crowd of 12,523 in Knoxville, improving UT’s record against ranked teams to 6-3 this season.

Tennessee Women's Basketball plays Missouri at Mizzou Arena Sunday afternoon. Tip off is at 1:00pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball plays Missouri at Mizzou Arena Sunday afternoon. Tip off is at 1:00pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics)

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#11 Tennessee Lady Vols lose at Alabama, 72-63

 

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UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN  Jaime Nared had a game-high 22 points, but it was not enough as No.11/11 Tennessee lost to Alabama 72-63 Thursday evening in Thompson-Boling Arena.

The Lady Vols (21-5, 9-4 SEC) came out on the losing end of a streaky game that saw leads exchanged on three different double-digit runs. Tennessee had the advantage in the paint, out-rebounding the Crimson Tide 45-39, but Alabama (16-10, 6-7 SEC) won the game behind a 42.6% field goal percentage.

Tennessee had three players in double figures. Jaime Nared led the Lady Vols with 22 points, Rennia Davis scored 18, and Mercedes Russell added another 11. Both Davis and Russell collected double-doubles on the night as they grabbed 10 and 11 rebounds, respectively.

Tennessee Women's Basketball senior Jaime Nared scored 22 points and had 7 rebounds in loss to Alabama Thursday night. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball senior Jaime Nared scored 22 points and had 7 rebounds in loss to Alabama Thursday night. (Tennessee Athletics)

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#11 Tennessee Lady Vols begin two game homestand Thursday with Alabama

 

#11 Tennessee Lady Vols vs. Alabama

Thursday, February 15th, 2018 | 5:32pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 11/11 Tennessee (21-4, 9-3 SEC) closes out a two-game home stand Thursday, February 15th welcoming Alabama (15-10, 5-7 SEC) to Thompson-Boling Arena for another conference clash at 5:32pm CT.

The 55th meeting between the Lady Vols and Crimson Tide is an important one, as UT tries to maintain its second-place position in the league standings, while the Crimson Tide tries to improve its chances of earning an NCAA Tournament bid with a quality win on the road. The Lady Vols, who lead the series, 49-5, also look to end a three-game losing skid vs. Bama.

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#11 Tennessee Lady Vols cruise to 62-46 win over #18 Georgia

 

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UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN Mercedes Russell collected the 1,000th rebound of her fantastic career, leading No. 11/11 Tennessee to a 62-46 victory over No. 18/18 Georgia on Sunday at Thompson-Boling Arena.
 
The 6-foot-6 senior center became the sixth Lady Vol to reach the 1,000-rebound mark, joining all-time greats Chamique Holdsclaw (1,295), Glory Johnson (1,218), Bashaara Graves (1,044), Sheila Frost (1,043) and Tamika Catchings (1,004). The redshirt senior finished with 13 points and a game-high 15 boards to help UT (21-4, 9-3 SEC) move into a tie for second place in the SEC standings.

Tennessee Women's Basketball senior Mercedes Russell scores 13 points and has 15 rebounds, including her 1,000th rebound of her career, in victory over Georgia Sunday. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball senior Mercedes Russell scores 13 points and has 15 rebounds, including her 1,000th rebound of her career, in victory over Georgia Sunday. (Tennessee Athletics)

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#12/13 Tennessee Lady Vols travel to Nashville to face Vanderbilt

 

#12/13 Tennessee Lady Vols at Vanderbilt

Sunday, January 4th, 2018 | 1:02pm CT
Nashville, TN | Memorial Gymnasium | TV: ESPNU

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN No. 12/13 Tennessee (18-4, 6-3 SEC) heads to the mid-state for a Sunday matinee at Vanderbilt (6-17/2-7). Tipoff is slated for 1:02pm CT (2:02pm ET) at Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville.

This will mark the second meeting this season between these teams. The (then) #7/7 Lady Vols held off Vanderbilt in Knoxville on January 7th by a score of 86-73. That victory gave Tennessee a 15-0 record at that point.

UT has gone 3-4 since the last meeting, facing the most difficult part of its schedule. That stretch included consecutive tilts at #17/16 Texas A&M (L, 76-79 OT), at #9/8 South Carolina (W, 86-70), at #5/5 Notre Dame (L, 70-84) and vs. #3/3 Mississippi State (L, 52-71) as well as contests vs. Ole Miss (W, 75-66), at LSU (L, 59-70) and vs. #14/12 Texas A&M (W, 82-67).

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Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball hosts Troy, Wednesday

 

#11/13 Tennessee (8-0) vs. Troy (4-1)

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 | 6:00pm
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 11/13 Tennessee (8-0) meets Troy (4-1) at 6:00pm CT on Wednesday, December 6th at Thompson-Boling Arena.

The UT-TU game is the sixth of seven home tilts in UT’s first 10 scheduled contests. It also is the third phase of a four-game home stand.

The Lady Vols remain undefeated after romping past Alabama State, 104-51, on Sunday afternoon in Knoxville. The triumph was Tennessee’s fifth at home this season and marked the sixth time in eight games in 2017-18 that the Lady Vols have limited an opponent to 60 or fewer points.

Troy, meanwhile, brings a two-game winning streak into Wednesday’s contest.

Tennessee Women's Basketball plays Troy at Thompson-Boling Area on Wednesday, December 6th at 6:00pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball plays Troy at Thompson-Boling Area on Wednesday, December 6th at 6:00pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics)

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UT Lady Vols lose in Elite Eight to Syracuse, 89-67

 

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UT Lady VolsSioux Falls, SD – Tennessee’s impressive 2016 NCAA Tournament run came to an end on Sunday as the Lady Vols fell to Syracuse, 89-67, in the Sioux Falls Regional Championship Game at the Denny Sanford Premier Center.

Diamond DeShields led No. 7 seed Tennessee (22-14) with a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds.

Syracuse (29-7), the region’s No. 4 seed, won the game with impressive 3-point shooting (14-of-30) to advance to its first-even Final Four.

DeShields shot 8-of-21 from the field and her 10 rebounds led all players. She also had five assists. Jaime Nared had 14 points, nine rebounds and six assists.

#11 Diamond DeShields of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers during the Elite Eight game in the NCAA tournament between the Syracuse Orange and the Tennessee Lady Volunteers in Sioux Falls, SD. (Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics)

#11 Diamond DeShields of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers during the Elite Eight game in the NCAA tournament between the Syracuse Orange and the Tennessee Lady Volunteers in Sioux Falls, SD. (Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics)

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Clarksville’s Bashaara Graves named Freshman of the Year by Full Court

 

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – The postseason honors continue for members of the Tennessee Lady Vol Basketball team. Full Court has announced it’s 2012-2013 postseason awards, and Clarksville’s Bashaara Graves has been named National Freshman of the Year.

Founded in 1996, Full Court is the longest running provider of women’s basketball coverage on the web.

Bashaara Graves UT Lady Vols

Bashaara Graves UT Lady Vols

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