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No. 4 Lady Vols hang on for 57-55 win over No. 25 Syracuse

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Bashaara Graves made a tiebreaking basket with 2:48 remaining and No. 4 Tennessee held No. 25 Syracuse scoreless for the final f-plus minutes in the Lady Vols' 57-55 victory Friday night.

Graves' basket broke a 55-all tie and ended up as the final points. Syracuse (1-1) missed its last eight field-goal attempts after tying the score on Abby Grant's 3-pointer with 5:12 left.

Syracuses's Brittney Sykes was at the foul line and had a chance to tie the game with 5.4 seconds remaining, but the first of her two free-throw attempts hit both the front and back of the rim before falling out. Tennessee's Mercedes Russell got the rebound off Sykes' second miss.

Graves finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds to help Tennessee (3-0) to its 25th straight home victory. Alexis Peterson scored 19 points for Syracuse.

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