Massengale back practicing with Lady Vols

Associated Press • Feb 14, 2014 at 5:22 PM

KNOXVILLE — Tennessee's Ariel Massengale is practicing again for the eighth-ranked Lady Vols basketball team, but the injured guard's return date remains uncertain.

Massengale hasn't played since inadvertently getting hit in the face Jan. 23 in an 89-69 victory over Florida. Tennessee coach Holly Warlick said Massengale participated in a shootaround Monday before an 81-53 win over No. 16 Vanderbilt. During portions of Friday's practice open to the media, Massengale ran and shot but wasn't involved in any contact.

Warlick said that they're "just kind of trying to understand how she feels and go off of how she's feeling on a daily basis."

Massengale is averaging 12.5 points and 5.8 assists per game. Tennessee has won all five games she has missed.

Tennessee (20-4, 9-2 Southeastern Conference) hosts No. 18 Kentucky (18-6, 6-5) on Sunday.

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