University of Tennessee Director of Athletics Phillip Fulmer announced Tuesday that 1999 UT graduate and women's basketball standout Kellie (Jolly) Harper has been chosen as the new head coach of the Lady Volunteers.
The Lady Vols led by six after the first quarter but couldn't hold on against a top-seeded Mississippi State team that shot 61.5 percent in the second half, falling in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament, 83-68, on Friday.
Sophomores Evina Westbrook and Rennia Davis combined for 27 second-half points to rally eighth-seeded Tennessee to a 69-66 win over ninth-seeded LSU in the second round of the SEC Tournament on Thursday.
Redshirt senior Cheridene Green posted a career-high 20 points, but it wasn't enough to overcome a Vanderbilt team that shot 53.8 percent from the floor, handing Tennessee a 76-69 loss at home on Thursday night.
Freshman guard Zaay Green scored 15 points in the first half to put UT up 34-31 at the break, but No. 1/1 Notre Dame rallied in the second half to grab a 77-62 win Thursday night at Thompson-Boling Arena.
Despite an 18-point second-half performance from sophomore point guard Evina Westbrook, the No. RV/17 Tennessee Lady Vols fell to Arkansas, 80-79, at Thompson-Boling Arena on Monday night.
Cierra Johnson scored eight of her 17 points in a dominating fourth quarter and Alabama sent No. 20 Tennessee to its fourth straight loss Thursday night, 86-65, the first time since 1970 the Lady Vols lost four consecutive games.
The No. 10/10 Lady Vols (12-1, 1-0 SEC) shot a season-high 54.0 percent from the floor to claim their first SEC win of the season at Auburn (12-2, 0-1 SEC) on Thursday night, 78-69.
Lou Brown, a graduate transfer from Washington State, has signed an SEC Grant-In-Aid with Tennessee and will be eligible to play during the 2018-19 season, Lady Vol head basketball coach Holly Warlick announced on Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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-...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...