No.3 Lady Vols to face No.14 Liberty
No.3 Lady Vols to face No.14 Liberty

Lady Vols earned the right to host first and second round games. 

Lady Vols earn 3 seed will host Liberty in NCAA Tournament on Friday
Lady Vols earn 3 seed will host Liberty in NCAA Tournament on Friday

The only program to appear in every NCAA Tournament, the University of Tennessee women's basketball team earned its 37th consecutive bid and will host first- and second-round games on Friday and Sunday at Thompson-Boling Arena.
 

No. 11 Lady Vols fall at home to Alabama, 72-63
No. 11 Lady Vols fall at home to Alabama, 72-63

Jordan Lewis scored 14 of her 19 points in the fourth quarter Thursday as Alabama upset No. 11 Tennessee 72-63 for its first road victory over the Lady Volunteers in school history.

No. 12 Lady Vols finish strong to drop No. 14 Texas A&M
No. 12 Lady Vols finish strong to drop No. 14 Texas A&M

Jaime Nared scored 23 points and Mercedes Russell had a double-double Thursday as No. 12 Tennessee dominated the fourth quarter to pull away for an 82-67 victory over No. 14 Texas A&M.

No. 6 Lady Vols fall in OT at No. 22 Texas A&M, 79-76
No. 6 Lady Vols fall in OT at No. 22 Texas A&M, 79-76

Danni Williams scored seven points in overtime and No. 17 Texas A&M toppled No. 6 Tennessee 79-76 on Thursday night, handing the Lady Vols their first defeat of the season.

No. 7 Lady Vols drop Stanford, now 12-0 for 5th time in school history
No. 7 Lady Vols drop Stanford, now 12-0 for 5th time in school history

Jaime Nared scored a career-high 28 points, Evina Westbrook added 17 and No. 7 Tennessee fended off No. 18 Stanford 79-67 on Thursday night to improve to 12-0.

Lady Vols Prevail In OT Over No. 20 Marquette
Lady Vols Prevail In OT Over No. 20 Marquette

The Lady Vols came out strong to start the game, scoring 10 unanswered points in the first 90 seconds.

UPDATE: UT Athletics brings back Lady Vols brand
UPDATE: UT Athletics brings back Lady Vols brand

Tennessee AD Currie said the important thing now is that the Athletics department can move forward and restore the Lady Vols brand.

Lady Vols' DeShields says she's returning for senior year
Lady Vols' DeShields says she's returning for senior year

Tennessee guard Diamond DeShields plans to return to the Lady Vols for her senior season rather than entering the WNBA draft. 

Lady Vols' Russell says she's returning for senior season
Lady Vols' Russell says she's returning for senior season

Tennessee center Mercedes Russell says she plans to return for her senior season.      

Lady Vols rally to beat Florida, 74-70
Lady Vols rally to beat Florida, 74-70

A late run by Tennessee helped give the Lady Vols a 74-70 victory over the Florida Gators on Senior Night at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Lady Vols use late surge to beat Arkansas, 59-46
Lady Vols use late surge to beat Arkansas, 59-46

Led by Mercedes Russell's 15th double-double of the season, Tennessee took care of business over Arkansas, 59-46, in Thompson-Boling Arena on Sunday.

Lady lose DeShields in loss to Alabama
Lady lose DeShields in loss to Alabama

Schaquilla Nunn recorded her first double-double of the season, but it wasn't enough as Tennessee fell short against Alabama, 65-57, at Coleman Coliseum on Thursday.

No. 24 Lady Vols finish strong to beat Missouri, 77-66
No. 24 Lady Vols finish strong to beat Missouri, 77-66

Diamond DeShields fired in 22 points, as the Lady Vols pulled away from the Tigers in the fourth quarter to win, 77-66, in Thompson-Boling Arena on Thursday night.

Lady Vols take down Florida, 85-75, next up USC
Lady Vols take down Florida, 85-75, next up USC

Diamond DeShields posted an all-around performance to lead Tennessee to an 84-75 win over Florida at Exactech Arena on Thursday night.

Lady Vols sink No. 6 Notre Dame on "We Back Pat" night
Lady Vols sink No. 6 Notre Dame on "We Back Pat" night

Jaime Nared drained the winning jumper with 10.3 seconds remaining, Diamond DeShields scored 20 points and Tennessee clawed its way back to seize a 71-69 upset win over No. 6/6 Notre Dame on Monday at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Middleton scores 29, Lady Vols beat Troy 110-84
Middleton scores 29, Lady Vols beat Troy 110-84

Alexa Middleton scored a career-high 29 points and Jaime Nared, Mercedes Russell and Jordan Reynolds posted double-doubles to lead Tennessee to a 110-84 win over Troy.

Lady Vols' comeback falls short vs. Texas, 72-67
Lady Vols' comeback falls short vs. Texas, 72-67

Tennessee made a valiant rally after trailing by 15, but fell 72-67 against #17 Texas on Sunday afternoon at the Erwin Center. 

Middleton scores career high in 85-55 win
Middleton scores career high in 85-55 win

Junior Alexa Middleton shot lights out in No. 13/14 Tennessee's 85-55 win over Navy on Sunday at Thompson-Boling Arena. Middleton scored a career-high 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field, including 6-of-7 from behind the arc.

Gov. Haslam joins in prayer for Pat Summitt
Gov. Haslam joins in prayer for Pat Summitt

Gov. Bill Haslam added his prayers Monday to others concerned about the health of former University of Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt.

Vols fall in extra innings of regional final to Arizona
Vols fall in extra innings of regional final to Arizona

Tennessee had its postseason run ended on Sunday afternoon with a 4-3 loss to Arizona in extra innings at Sherri Parker Lee Stadium during the NCAA Knoxville Regional final.

No. 4 Lady Vols trounce Central Arkansas 102-47 in opener
No. 4 Lady Vols trounce Central Arkansas 102-47 in opener

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Kortney Dunbar had 24 points and 13 rebounds - career highs in both categories - and No. 4 Tennessee opened its season with a 102-47 blowout of Central Arkansas on Sunday.    Te'a Cooper added 22 points and six assists in her college debut and Mercedes Russell had 20 points and 13 rebounds for the Lady Vols.    Tennessee scored the game's first 17 points and never looked back.    Sunday's game marked the Tennessee deb...

Tennessee preps for Florida in WCWS
Tennessee preps for Florida in WCWS

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Defending champion Florida leads five Southeastern Conference teams that qualified for the eight-team Women's College World Series. Alabama, Tennessee, Auburn and LSU join the Gators in the field. Florida defeated Kentucky in Super Regional play to advance. The Gators will play Tennessee on Thursday.

Lady Vols bound for WCWS
Lady Vols bound for WCWS

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (UTSports.com)-- No. 8 Tennessee punched its ticket to the 2015 Women's College World Series with a 2-1 victory over No. 9 Florida State on Friday in Game 3 of the Knoxville Super Regional. Tennessee will make its seventh appearance in the Women's College World Series after previously making it to softball's grandest stage in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012 and 2013. The Lady Vols have now advanced in seven of their eight Super Regional appearances and UT improves to 15-6 all-...

UT student-athletes post 3.04 GPA in spring semester
UT student-athletes post 3.04 GPA in spring semester

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee student-athletes have posted a 3.04 overall grade point average for the spring semester, their second-highest GPA since the school started recording sport-by-sport data on the subject in 2003. This marks the fifth straight semester Tennessee student-athletes posted an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. Sixty percent of the student-athletes finished with a 3.0 or better. The team-by-team GPAs included a 2.85 for football, 2.75 for men's basketball and 3.12 for wome...

Gregg's walk-off single lifts Vols over FSU
Gregg's walk-off single lifts Vols over FSU

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (UTSports.com)-- Meghan Gregg hit a walk-off RBI single to lift No. 8 Tennessee to a thrilling 3-2 comeback win over No. 9 Florida State in Thursday's Game 1 of the Knoxville Super Regional. Tennessee scored one run in the fifth and one in the sixth before Gregg's game-winning hit in the seventh. Florida State scored runs in the second and the third. Florida State struck first, taking a 1-0 lead in the second inning on an RBI double by Victoria Daddis. Ellie Cooper was hit...

#5 Lady Tide beat Vol softballers 10-3
#5 Lady Tide beat Vol softballers 10-3

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (UTSports.com)-- No. 11 Tennessee fell to No. 5 Alabama, 10-3, on Saturday at Rhoads Stadium. The Crimson Tide, which won Game 2 on Friday, 3-1, took the series with Saturday's victory. Tennessee won Game 1 on Thursday, 3-2. The game was halted for nearly one hour in the top of the fifth due to lightning in the area. Tory Lewis scored two runs in the loss. In the fifth inning, Gretchen Aucoin had an RBI single and Taylor Koenig drew a bases-loaded walk. Erin Gabriel (14-6) to...

Final Four bid at stake as Maryland faces Lady Vols
Final Four bid at stake as Maryland faces Lady Vols

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The expectation was placed on Holly Warlick the moment she was named as Pat Summitt's successor at Tennessee. Competing for a national title was the baseline Summitt created and even with the transition to Warlick in charge, the standard for defining success didn't change. With that backdrop, No. 2 seed Tennessee (30-5) goes into Monday night's Spokane Regional final against top-seeded Maryland, trying to get back to the Final Four for the first time since 2008. That was...

Graves helps Lady Vols hold off Pittsburgh 77-67
Graves helps Lady Vols hold off Pittsburgh 77-67

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Bashaara Graves scored 21 points and had 14 rebounds as Tennessee withstood a late rally to defeat Pittsburgh 77-67 in an NCAA Tournament second-round game Monday night. The second-seeded Lady Vols (29-5) improved to 56-0 in NCAA Tournament home games and advanced to a Spokane Region semifinal Saturday against No. 11 seed Gonzaga (26-7). Tennessee is the only program to appear in all 34 NCAA Tournaments and has reached the regional semifinals every year but 2009, when ...

Input from Nike preceded Tennessee's Lady Vols decision
Input from Nike preceded Tennessee's Lady Vols decision

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Before Tennessee decided to phase out the Lady Volunteers nickname in all sports but women's basketball, Nike suggested that maintaining the nickname would be inconsistent with the athletic department's "One Tennessee" theme. The Knoxville News-Sentinel reported that a line in a document of Nike's brand audit of Tennessee (http://bit.ly/1MWYgPH ) stated that "continued use of Lady Volunteers further segments an athletic institution that is striving to be united as 'One...

Graves, Lady Vols outlast Boise State 72-61 in 1st round
Graves, Lady Vols outlast Boise State 72-61 in 1st round

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Bashaara Graves scored a career-high 24 points and Tennessee outlasted pesky Boise State 72-61 in an NCAA Tournament first-round game Saturday. Tennessee (28-5), the No. 2 seed in the Spokane Region, advances to a second-round game Monday with No. 10 seed Pittsburgh (20-11), which beat Chattanooga 51-40. The Lady Vols had a much tougher time than expected against the 15th-seeded Broncos (22-11). Tennessee was clinging to a 63-58 lead after Boise State's Camille Redmon ...

South Carolina downs Tennessee 62-46 to win SEC tourney
South Carolina downs Tennessee 62-46 to win SEC tourney

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Tiffany Mitchell scored 17 points as No. 3 South Carolina earned its first women's Southeastern Conference Tournament championship with a 62-46 victory over No. 5 Tennessee on Sunday. The top-seeded Gamecocks (29-2) beat the Lady Vols for the second time in two weeks, and likely secured a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Mitchell was 5 for 10 from the field, while Aleighsa Welch added 14 points and eight rebounds for South Carolina - which shot 14 for 26 (53.8...

Burdick leads Tennessee past Kentucky in SEC semis 75-64
Burdick leads Tennessee past Kentucky in SEC semis 75-64

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Cierra Burdick had 20 points and 11 rebounds as No. 5 Tennessee pulled away to reach the women's Southeastern Conference Tournament championship game with a 75-64 win over Kentucky on Saturday night. It's the 23rd time in 35 seasons the defending tournament champion Lady Vols (27-4) have reached the final, where they'll face No. 3 South Carolina on Sunday. They have won the tournament 17 times. Burdick was 8 of 14 from the field as Tennessee won for the fifth ti...

Graves, Lady Vols roll past Georgia 75-41 in SEC tourney
Graves, Lady Vols roll past Georgia 75-41 in SEC tourney

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Bashaara Graves had 13 points and 11 rebounds to help Tennessee reach the Southeastern Conference Tournament semifinals for a 22nd straight season with a 75-41 win over Georgia on Friday night. The No. 5 Lady Vols (26-4) have won the conference tournament 17 times in 35 seasons. They will face the Kentucky-Mississippi State winner on Saturday. Tennessee, which won the tournament last season when it was also the No. 2 seed, outrebounded the Lady Bulldogs (19-12) ...

Lady Vols breeze past Vandy 79-49
Lady Vols breeze past Vandy 79-49

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Ariel Massengale scored 26 points and tied a school single-game record with eight 3-pointers Sunday to help No. 6 Tennessee beat Vanderbilt 79-49 in the regular-season finale for both teams. Massengale went 8 of 11 from 3-point range and Tennessee (25-4, 15-1 Southeastern Conference was 12 of 22 from beyond the arc. It was the last regular-season home game for Tennessee seniors Cierra Burdick, Ariel Massengale and Isabelle Harrison, who each received a framed jersey an...

Lady Vols coach Warlick has broken bone in right wrist
Lady Vols coach Warlick has broken bone in right wrist

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee coach Holly Warlick has a broken bone in her right wrist after slipping on the ice while on campus. Warlick said she slipped Wednesday. After coaching the sixth-ranked Lady Vols' 70-59 victory at Georgia on Thursday, Warlick had a soft cast placed on her wrist Friday. She was wearing the orange cast while leading Saturday's practice. Tennessee (24-4, 14-1 Southeastern Conference) hosts Vanderbilt (14-14, 5-10) on Sunday in the regular-season finale for both t...

Lady Vols overcome injuries, top No. 10 Kentucky 72-58
Lady Vols overcome injuries, top No. 10 Kentucky 72-58

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Ariel Massengale scored 17 points to end her slump and No. 6 Tennessee overcame the loss of starting center Isabelle Harrison to beat No. 10 Kentucky 72-58 on Sunday. Harrison, the Lady Vols' top scorer and rebounder, was carried off the court early in the second half after her right leg and right knee twisted awkwardly as she battled for a rebound. Tennessee also lost Jordan Reynolds, who was hit in the nose Thursday in a victory at Mississippi. She started Sunday, bu...

Lady Vols topple Florida 64-56
Lady Vols topple Florida 64-56

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Isabelle Harrison scored 17 points and Jordan Reynolds added 13 to lift No. 6 Tennessee to a 64-56 win over Florida on Sunday. Tennessee (20-3, 10-0 Southeastern Conference) jumped out to an 11-4 lead in the first seven minutes - with all of the Lady Vols' points coming from Harrison - before Florida (11-12, 3-7) clawed its way back, making nine of its final 17 first-half shots and 6-of-8 free throw attempts to take a 30-28 lead into intermission. The Gators extended ...

No. 6 Lady Vols beat No. 18 Mississippi State 79-67
No. 6 Lady Vols beat No. 18 Mississippi State 79-67

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Cierra Burdick scored a career-high 24 points and had eight rebounds and six assists to help No. 6 Tennessee beat No. 18 Mississippi State 79-67 on Sunday. The Lady Vols (19-3, 9-0 SEC) are 36-0 against Mississippi State (22-3, 7-3). Bashaara Graves added 17 points, including nine straight during an 11-0 run early in the second half, as Tennessee won its 17th straight home game. Isabelle Harrison had 11 points and nine assists. Tennessee hasn't lost at home since falli...

No. 5 Lady Vols rally for 59-51 victory over No. 22 Georgia
No. 5 Lady Vols rally for 59-51 victory over No. 22 Georgia

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jordan Reynolds scored 15 points and No. 5 Tennessee came from behind in the second half for a 59-51 victory Sunday over No. 22 Georgia, which lost leading scorer Shacobia Barbee to an injury. Barbee got hurt with less than three minutes left in the first half, was helped off the court and walked to the locker room on crutches just before halftime. She didn't return in the second half. Tennessee (17-3, 7-0 SEC) won despite failing to score in the first eight-plus minut...

Massengale lifts No. 7 Tennessee past Arkansas 60-51
Massengale lifts No. 7 Tennessee past Arkansas 60-51

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Ariel Massengale scored all 16 of her points in the second half as No. 7 Tennessee rallied past Arkansas 60-51 Sunday. The Lady Vols (14-2, 4-0 SEC) overcame a nine-point deficit in the second half and won their 10th straight game. They haven't lost since Nov. 30 and won despite shooting just 34.7 percent (17 of 49). Massengale hit four 3-pointers as Tennessee rallied from 37-28 down to improve to 26-2 overall against the Razorbacks (10-6, 0-4). All four of the senio...

Carter leads No. 7 Tennessee to 57-49 win over Vanderbilt
Carter leads No. 7 Tennessee to 57-49 win over Vanderbilt

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Andraya Carter scored a career-high 19 points and No. 7 Tennessee used a solid defensive effort to beat Vanderbilt 57-49 on Monday night. Ariel Massengale scored 12 points while Jordan Reynolds added 11 and Cierra Burdick 10 points for the Lady Vols (12-2, 2-0 SEC), who have won eight straight. Vanderbilt (8-6, 0-2) has lost four of its last five. The Commodores narrowed the gap to 47-43 late before Tennessee's Nia Moore hit a 3-pointer with 1:11 left to seal the win. ...

No. 8 Tennessee women beat No. 10 Oregon St 74-63
No. 8 Tennessee women beat No. 10 Oregon St 74-63

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Center Isabelle Harrison had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 8 Tennessee beat No. 10 Oregon State 74-63 on Sunday. Freshman Alexa Middleton added 12 points off the bench as the Lady Vols handed the Beavers (10-1) their first loss. Tennessee (10-2) has now defeated two straight top-10 opponents. The Lady Vols beat Stanford 59-40 on Dec. 20. Sydney Wiese led Oregon State with 19 points on 6-for-17 shooting. Ali Gibson added 14. Middleton scored six consecutive points ...

No. 11 Lady Vols trounce No. 7 Stanford 59-40
No. 11 Lady Vols trounce No. 7 Stanford 59-40

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Ariel Massengale scored 14 of her 18 points in the second half Saturday as No. 10 Tennessee breezed past No. 7 Stanford 59-40 for its fifth consecutive victory. Tennessee (9-2) led from start to finish and was never seriously threatened as it ended a three-game losing streak in the series. Stanford went scoreless for an eight-minute stretch and made just one basket in the last 10 minutes of the first half. Stanford (6-4) has lost consecutive games for the first time si...

Harrison leads No. 11 Tennessee over Rutgers 55-45
Harrison leads No. 11 Tennessee over Rutgers 55-45

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Isabelle Harrison scored all 11 of her points in the second half and No. 11 Tennessee used a late run to beat 17th-ranked Rutgers 55-45 on Sunday. It was Harrison's first start since missing five games with a sprained right knee suffered in the opener against Penn. She had played in the last two contests coming off the bench. Trailing 43-39 with 7:14 left in the game, the Lady Vols (7-2) scored 10 straight points, including the first four by Harrison to take control. B...

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