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Clarksville’s Bashaara Graves leads Tennessee Lady Vols at NCAA Tournament Sweet 16

 

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – The Tennessee Lady Vols, the #1 seed in the Louisville Regional, has advanced to the 2014 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship, and will host Maryland on Sunday afternoon.

Tip-off is set for noon in the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville Kentucky.

This is Tennessee’s fifth-straight and 32nd overall NCAA Sweet 16 appearance, and the third year in a row for Maryland.

Bashaara Graves leads Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball against Maryland at NCAA Sweet 16. (Mateen Sidiq Nashville Sports Network)

Bashaara Graves leads Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball against Maryland at NCAA Sweet 16. (Mateen Sidiq Nashville Sports Network)

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APSU Governors Baseball loses 8-7 in twelve innings to No. 14 Tennessee Vols

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUKnoxville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team battled back from a pair of early deficits to force extra innings, but could not topple No. 14 Tennessee, falling 8-7 in 12 innings, Tuesday night at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

Austin Peay Men's Baseball Falls to Tennessee 8-7 in twelve innings. (UT Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Baseball Falls to Tennessee 8-7 in twelve innings. (UT Sports Information)

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Tennessee Volunteers to face Iowa Hawkeyes in NCAA Tournament

 

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UT VolsKnoxville, TN – The Tennessee basketball team faces Iowa in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Dayton, Ohio, Wednesday at UD Arena at 9:10pm (ET).

Tickets will be available for purchase on www.ticketmaster.com .

The Volunteers (21-12, 11-7 SEC) are vying for the No. 11 seed in the Midwest Region, which leads to Indianapolis, Ind.

The winner of Wednesday’s game meets No. 6 seed UMass on Friday in a second-round game in Raleigh, N.C.

UT Vols to face Iowa in NCAA Tournament (UT Sports Information)

UT Vols to face Iowa in NCAA Tournament (UT Sports Information)

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Pat Summitt Trophy announced by WBCA

 

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University of TennesseeAtlanta, GA – Russell Athletic and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced that the commemorative award presented to the Russell Athletic/WBCA National Coaches of the Year will be named The Pat Summitt Trophy in honor of the legendary University of Tennessee Lady Vols head coach.

The award will officially be named “The Pat Summitt Trophy presented to the Russell Athletic/WBCA National Coach of the Year.” It will be the only national coach of the year award to bear Summitt’s name.

Pat Summitt Trophy unveiled by Women's Basketball Coaches Association  and Russell Athletic (UT Sports Information)

Pat Summitt Trophy unveiled by Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and Russell Athletic (UT Sports Information)

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Clarksville’s Bashaara Graves leads Tennessee Lady Vols past Florida on “We Back Pat” night 89-69

 

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – On `We Back Pat’ Night, Tennessee took care of business posting a 89-69 victory over Florida.

Five Lady Vols scored in double-figures as #11/12 Tennessee never trailed in the contest to move to 15-4 overall and 4-2 in the SEC. Meighan Simmons knocked down five 3-pointers on the way to a game-high 21 points.

Bashaara Graves netted 17 to equal her most points since the fourth game of the campaign. Jasmine Jones tallied 13, one shy of her career high. Andraya Carter tied her season-best with 14 and Isabelle Harrison added 12.

Tennessee Women's Basketball beats Florida on "We Back Pat" night. (UT Sports)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball beats Florida on “We Back Pat” night. (UT Sports)

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Clarksville’s Pat Summitt to be Honored in 2013-2014 Tennessee Blue Book

 

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – In her 38 years coaching the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers basketball team, Pat Summitt received hundreds of honors. Her teams won more than 1,000 games, 32 Southeastern Conference championships and eight national championships.

Her players who completed their playing eligibility at UT had a 100 percent graduation rate. And since being diagnosed with early onset dementia a little over two years ago, she has led a foundation that has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund Alzheimer’s research. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville’s Bashaara Graves leads Tennessee Lady Vols past Oakland 84-50

 

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee used a 21-0 run bridging the halves to run away with an 84-50 victory over Oakland on Sunday afternoon before 10,333 at Thompson-Boling Arena. The #3/4 Lady Vols (5-0) were led by sophomore Bashaara Graves (15 points and 11 rebounds) and senior Meighan Simmons (14 points).

Tennessee had five players score in double-figures as junior Ariel Massengale had 13 points along with six assists. Junior Isabelle Harrison tallied 11 points and freshman Mercedes Russell had 10 points.

UT Lady Vols defeat Oakland 84-50. (UT Sports)

UT Lady Vols defeat Oakland 84-50. (UT Sports)

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Clarksville’s Bashaara Graves has career game as Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball defeats Georgia Tech 87-76

 

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee is off to a 4-0 start after topping Georgia Tech, 87-76, on Sunday night. The #4/3 Lady Vols pounded the glass to the tune of 65 total rebounds including 33 offensive boards. Bashaara Graves had the best game of her career with highs of 23 points, 18 rebounds and five assists. It was Graves’ 13th career double-double.

Isabelle Harrison had 10 points and a career-high 18 rebounds for her seventh career double-double. It marked the second game that both Graves and Harrison each had double-doubles.

Tennessee Lady Volunteers forward Bashaara Graves (12) is defended by Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets forward Roddreka Rogers (54) during the first half at Thompson-Boling Arena. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Lady Volunteers forward Bashaara Graves (12) is defended by Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets forward Roddreka Rogers (54) during the first half at Thompson-Boling Arena. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

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Dedication of Pat Summitt Plaza and Statue set for November 22nd

 

Tennessee Vols - UT Vols - University of Tennessee VolunteersKnoxville, TN – The University of Tennessee announced Wednesday that the dedication of the Pat Summitt Plaza and Statue will take place at 11:00am on November 22nd.

The dedication and unveiling of the bronze statue, created by internationally-known artist and sculptor David Adickes of Houston, Texas, will be held at the soon-to-be-completed plaza on the corner of Lake Loudoun Boulevard and Phillip Fulmer Way. The public is invited to attend, and nearby Thompson-Boling Arena will offer access to restrooms.

Artist rendering of Pat Summitt Plaza University of Tennessee.

Artist rendering of Pat Summitt Plaza University of Tennessee.

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Tennessee Vols beat South Alabama 31-24 Saturday at Neyland Stadium

 

Tennessee Vols - UT Vols - University of Tennessee VolunteersKnoxville, TN – The Tennessee Vols held on to defeat South Alabama at Neyland Stadium, after enjoying a comfortable lead for the first half of the game, 31-24.

Head coach Butch Jones said he’ll take the win, but his Vols have work to do.

“We’re going to go back to work tomorrow and work to get better. As we continue to move forward, obviously we can’t make mistakes. I wanted a clean game and it was far from that. It’s been a grind for these kids. I think that’s what people don’t realize, it’s been a grind for these young men. Back to back opponents on the road, and then coming in here. They gutted it out. We take a lot from this. We have to learn from it and move forward.”

Tennessee Volunteers running back Rajion Neal (20) runs the ball against the South Alabama Jaguars during the second half at Neyland Stadium. Tennessee won 31 to 24. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers running back Rajion Neal (20) runs the ball against the South Alabama Jaguars during the second half at Neyland Stadium. Tennessee won 31 to 24. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

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