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.
Sixth-seeded Oregon State defeated third-seeded Tennessee 66-59 in the second round Sunday at Thompson-Boling Arena, where the Lady Vols had been 57-0 in NCAA tournament games.
Freshman Rennia Davis scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in her NCAA debut, and No. 3 seed Tennessee set postseason offensive records in a 100-60 first-round victory over No. 14 Liberty on Friday at Thompson-Boling Arena.
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 closed out the regular season Sunday with a 65-46 victory over South Carolina, which again was without star center A’ja Wilson.
Sophie Cunningham scored 12 of her 32 points in the fourth quarter for Missouri, which handed Tennessee its second straight loss.
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.
No. 12 Tennessee pulled away in the fourth quarter to defeat Vanderbilt 74-64 on Sunday.
Chloe Jackson scored 21 points and the LSU women’s basketball team took control in the third quarter to beat No. 10 Tennessee 70-59 on Sunday.
The No. 6 Tennessee women’s basketball team bounced back from its first loss of the season with an 86-70 victory at No. 9 South Carolina on Sunday.
Tennessee came from behind in the second half to outlast Vanderbilt 86-73 on Sunday and remain unbeaten heading into a four-game stretch against ranked opponents.
Evina Westbrook scored 17 points, Mercedes Russell added 16 and Tennessee never trailed in rolling to a 63-49 victory over Kentucky on Sunday in the Southeastern Conference women’s basketball opener for both schools.
Jaime Nared and Mercedes Russell both produced double-doubles Sunday and the No. 11 Tennessee women’s basketball team outlasted No. 2 Texas 82-75 in a physical matchup of unbeatens.
No. 12 Tennessee improved to 8-0 with Sunday’s win over Alabama State and is off to its best start since beginning 10-0 in 2013-14.
Mercedes Russell scored 20 points and pulled down 10 rebounds Sunday to lead No. 14 Tennessee in an 87-49 blowout of East Tennessee State.