Tennessee has gone 153-54 with three regional final appearances in Holly Warlick’s six seasons, though the Lady Vols have lost in the second round of the NCAA tournament the past two years.
The Southeastern Conference’s push to improve in men’s basketball paid off in record fashion Sunday.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 29 points to lead Kentucky to its fourth straight Southeastern Conference tournament championship with a 77-72 win over No. 13 Tennessee on Sunday.
Jordan Bone scored 19 points to help spark a hot-shooting first half for No. 13 Tennessee in an 84-66 win over Arkansas in Saturday’s SEC semifinals.
Tennessee held on late Friday to defeat Mississippi State 62-59 and advance to the SEC tournament semifinals. The No. 13 Vols will play Arkansas today at 3:30 p.m.
“Not bad for a team picked 13th,” Tennessee coach Rick Barnes said after the Vols beat Georgia 66-61 to win a share of the Southeastern Conference regular-season title.
A’ja Wilson and South Carolina beat Tennessee 73-62 in the quarterfinals on Friday in Nashville to stay in the hunt for a fourth straight SEC title.
Tennessee stayed in the hunt for a Southeastern Conference title thanks to a stellar second-half performance on the road.
Tennessee closed out the regular season Sunday with a 65-46 victory over South Carolina, which again was without star center A’ja Wilson.
Admiral Schofield scored 23 points and the Tennessee men’s basketball team got off to a fast start before holding on late for a key road victory on Saturday.
Sophie Cunningham scored 12 of her 32 points in the fourth quarter for Missouri, which handed Tennessee its second straight loss.
South Carolina coach Frank Martin couldn’t help but see the similarities between the team he faced Tuesday and the Final Four squad he coached last season.
Mercedes Russell reached a milestone and was on the verge of another Sunday in No. 11 Tennessee’s 62-46 win over No. 18 Georgia.
Alabama raced off with a 78-50 victory over No. 15 Tennessee on Saturday night, emphatically ending the Vols’ winning streak at six.
No. 12 Tennessee pulled away in the fourth quarter to defeat Vanderbilt 74-64 on Sunday.