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UT Lady Vols Basketball cap 2015 with impressive 90-56 victory over Stetson

 

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UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – It was Diamond DeShields’ world on Wednesday night and the Tennessee Lady Volunteers were happy to be living in it. The redshirt sophomore scored 30 points to lead UT to a 90-56 win over Stetson at Thompson-Boling Arena.

DeShields scored the first 10 points of the night for Tennessee, a total of 14 in the opening period. Te’a Cooper scored 13, Jamie Nared 12 and Mercedes Russell 11. All 12 of Nared’s points came in the second half.

The Lady Vols rushed out to a 24-14 lead after the first quarter, but the Hatters held strong to match Tennessee 17-17 in the second period that gave UT a 10-point halftime advantage.

Lady Vols' #11 Diamond DeShields scores 30 to lead Tennessee to victory over Stetson Hatters Wednesday night. (Alison McNabb/Tennessee Athletics)

Lady Vols’ #11 Diamond DeShields scores 30 to lead Tennessee to victory over Stetson Hatters Wednesday night. (Alison McNabb/Tennessee Athletics)

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UT Vols Basketball rallies late to beat Tennessee State Tigers, 74-69

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – A 9-0 run late in the second half helped to complete a dramatic come-from-behind victory for the Tennessee Volunteers, 74-69, over the Tennessee State Tigers on Tuesday afternoon at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Kevin Punter Jr. led UT (7-5) with 23 points, including a pair of free throws to seal the Vols final pre-conference game of the season in the final seconds. Detrick Mostella scored 16 points, the third time in his last three games that the sophomore has scored 13 points or more.

Tennessee Men's Basketball stages second-half comeback to defeat Tigers in Tuesday matinee. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Men’s Basketball stages second-half comeback to defeat Tigers in Tuesday matinee. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

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#13/16 UT Lady Vols Basketball hosts Stetson at Thompson-Bowling Arena, Wednesday

 

#13/16 Tennessee (8-3) vs. Stetson (8-4)

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 | 7:01pm ET (6:01pm CT)
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – The #13/16 Lady Vols (8-3) return home for a game against Stetson (8-4) at Thompson-Boling Arena on Wednesday before beginning SEC play next week. Tipoff is slated for 7:00pm, and the game will be broadcast online on SEC Network + and WatchESPN.

UT has been off since carding a huge 53-50 road victory vs. #7/7 Oregon State on December 19th. That’s a full 10 days between contests. The Lady Vols returned from winter break on December 26th for shooting practice and a strength workout, and they resumed full practice on December 27th.

The #13/16 Tennessee Lady Vols (8-3) return home for a game against Stetson (8-4) at Thompson-Boling Arena on Wednesday before beginning SEC play next week. (UT Athletics Department) «Read the rest of this article»

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UT Vols Basketball push past East Tennessee State 76-67

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – An impressive final stretch that saw Tennessee hit six of its final seven field goals propelled the Volunteers to a 76-67 victory over in-state foe East Tennessee State on Tuesday night at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Tennessee started the second half hitting just five of its first 24 shots from the field before the closing stretch, a 15-2 run over the final 3:51 capped by a thunderous dunk from Robert Hubbs III to put an exclamation point on the victory.

Detrick Mostella led the Volunteers with 17 points, tying a career-high. Armani Moore scored 14, Kevin Punter Jr. 13 and Hubbs finished with 11.

Tennessee Volunteers forward Armani Moore (4) controls the ball against the East Tennessee State Buccaneers during the game at Thompson-Boling Arena. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers forward Armani Moore (4) controls the ball against the East Tennessee State Buccaneers during the game at Thompson-Boling Arena. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

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UT Vols Basketball loses 86-79 at Gonzaga

 

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Kevin Punter Jr. led Tennessee with 23 points; Detrick Mostella scored 13 off the bench.

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsSeattle, WA – Tennessee erased a 16-point halftime deficit and led for portions of the second half, but a combined 60 points from Gonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis and Kyle Wiltjer proved too much for the Vols as they fell 86-79 at KeyArena on Saturday night.

The Vols (5-5) trailed by as many as 19 in the first half, but needed only the first 10 minutes of the second half to regain the lead after Devon Baulkman buried a three with 9:43 to go. Tennessee and Gonzaga (8-3) teeter-tottered from there, but the Bulldogs broke a 75-75 deadlock with an 11-4 run to close out the game.

Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Domantas Sabonis (11) dribbles against Tennessee Volunteers forward Derek Reese (23) during the first half at KeyArena. (Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports)

Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Domantas Sabonis (11) dribbles against Tennessee Volunteers forward Derek Reese (23) during the first half at KeyArena. (Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports)

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#14 UT Lady Vols Basketball gets 53-50 win over #7 Oregon State Beavers

 

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UT Lady VolsCorvallis, OR – #14 Tennessee rebounded from a loss at #15 Stanford just three days earlier with a 53-50 win at #7 Oregon State. The Lady Vols (8-3) ended the Beavers’ perfect start to the season as they fell to 8-1 overall.

Diamond DeShields scored a team-high 14 points, including two clutch free throws, her first of the night, with 31.4 seconds remaining — after missing her first six attempts — to seal the win. She also grabbed nine rebounds.

A pair of Oregonians helped the Lady Vols to their best road win in eight years. Mercedes Russell (12 points) and Jordan Reynolds (eight points) combined for 20 points.

Tennessee Womens Basketball's Mercedes Russell nets 12 points in win at Oregon State Saturday night. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Womens Basketball’s Mercedes Russell nets 12 points in win at Oregon State Saturday night. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

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#14/15 UT Lady Vols Basketball travels to California to take on #15/12 Stanford

 

#14/15 Tennessee (7-2)  vs. #15/12 Stanford (6-2)

Wednesday, December 16th | 9:00pm ET (8:00pm CT)
Standford, CA | Maples Pavilion

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – The #14/15 Lady Vols (7-2) are on the West Coast to take on #15/12 Stanford (6-2) at Maples Pavilion on Wednesday night. Tipoff is slated for 9:00pm ET (8:00pm CT), and the game will be broadcast on ESPNU and online on WatchESPN.

No. 14/15 Tennessee continues a three-game road swing with a trip to the West Coast for games against a pair of top 15 opponents this week. On Wednesday, December 16th, the Lady Vols tangle with #15/12 Stanford (6-2) at Maples Pavilion in a 9:00pm ET (8:00 CT) telecast on ESPNU.

The #14/15 Tennessee Lady Vols (7-2) will head to the west coast to take on #15/12 Stanford (6-2) at Maples Pavillion on Wednesday. Tipoff is slated for 9:00pm ET (8:00pm CT), and the game will be broadcast on ESPNU and online on WatchESPN. (UT Athletics Department) «Read the rest of this article»

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UT Vols Basketball comes up short to #18/21 Butler Bulldogs

 

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Kevin Punter Jr. nets game-high 27 points, Armani Moore surges in second half in loss to Bulldogs

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsIndianapolis, INKevin Punter Jr. scored 27 points and Armani Moore had 17, but Tennessee’s second-half comeback came up short as the Vols fell to No. 18/21 Butler, 94-86, on Saturday at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Tennessee (4-4) outshot the Bulldogs (8-1) from the field, hitting at a 49.2 percent clip to Butler’s 46.8 percent shooting. Butler led by as much as 11 points in the second half, but strong all-around play from Moore and Punter’s scoring kept UT in the game late.

Tennessee Volunteers forward Armani Moore (4) drives to the basket against Butler Bulldogs forward Roosevelt Jones (21) at Hinkle Fieldhouse. (Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers forward Armani Moore (4) drives to the basket against Butler Bulldogs forward Roosevelt Jones (21) at Hinkle Fieldhouse. (Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports)

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UT Lady Vols Basketball on the road Friday to face Wichita State Shockers

 

#16/15 Tennessee (6-2) vs. Wichita State (1-5)

Friday, December 11th, 2015 | 5:00pm CT
Wichita, KS | Charles Koch Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – The #16/15 Lady Vols (6-2) will hit the road for the first time this year, facing off against Wichita State (1-5) at Charles Koch Arena on Friday. Tipoff is slated for 7:05pm CT (8:05 ET), and the game will be broadcast online on ESPN3 and locally in Wichita on Cox 2022HD.

Mark Ewing (PxP) and Bob Hull (Analyst) will describe the action for COX 2022 HD in Wichita and ESPN3 online. Fans can hear the Lady Vol Network broadcast on stations across the state as well as via a live stream worldwide with Mickey Dearstone calling the action.

Tickets for the game can be purchased online via www.GoShockers.com

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UT Lady Vols Basketball loses at home to Virginia Tech, 57-43

 

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UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 8/8 Tennessee fell to Virginia Tech, 57-43, on Sunday afternoon in the final contest of an eight-game homestand to open the season.

The Hokies (7-1) held the Lady Vols to a season-low 43 points on just 31 percent shooting. The big difference came from behind the arc as Virginia Tech finished 9-19 from 3-point range while UT was held to a season-worst 1-19 from long range.

Virginia Tech guard Vanessa Panousis led all scorers with 21 points including 5-8 shooting from beyond the arc.

No. 8/8 Tennessee Lady Vols had its 44-game home unbeaten streak against unranked non-conference opponents snapped Sunday with loss to Virginia Tech. (UT Athletics Department)

No. 8/8 Tennessee Lady Vols had its 44-game home unbeaten streak against unranked non-conference opponents snapped Sunday with loss to Virginia Tech. (UT Athletics Department)

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