No. 10/12 Tennessee will wrap up a two-game road trip to the Lone Star State tonight.
The Lady Vols, now 7-1 on the season, take on No. 3/3 Baylor in a 7 p.m. Central time (8 p.m. ET) match-up with the Lady Bears (8-1).
Baylor ended Tennessee’s 2011-12 season in Iowa at the Des Moines Regional, toppling the Lady Vols in the region final, 77-58.
The Lady Bears went on to win their second NCAA National Championship and fashioned a perfect, 40-0 record.
While Baylor has all five starters back from that squad, UT lost its entire starting five.
ESPN will televise the contest live to a national audience.
#10/12 TENNESSEE (7-1) vs. #3/3 BAYLOR (8-1)
Dec. 18, 2012 | 7 p.m. CT (8 p.m. ET) | Ferrell Center | Waco, Texas
TV: ESPN (Pam Ward, play-by-play; Kara Lawson, color analyst)
RADIO: Lady Vol Network (Mickey Dearstone, play-by-play)
LISTEN LIVE: http://bit.ly/UFiL6z
LIVE ON WATCHESPN: http://es.pn/UFij8s
˘ Tennessee enters the contest on a seven-game winning streak after dropping the opener to Chattanooga, 80-71, on Nov. 9.
˘ Holly Warlick faces off vs. a top-five-ranked squad for the first time as head coach.
˘ Baylor has strung together six straight victories since falling to Stanford, 71-69, at the Rainbow Wahine Classic in Honolulu on Nov. 16.
˘ The Lady Vols have defeated four ranked foes this season, including No. 22/20 Georgia Tech (71-54), No. 23/23 Miami (79-67), No. 22/RV North Carolina (102-57) and No. 18/20 Texas (94-75). The UNC game was at home, while the other three were road contests.
˘ Baylor is 2-1 this season vs. ranked foes, defeating No. 6/7 Kentucky (85-51) at home, falling to No. 4/4 Stanford (71-69) in Honolulu at the Rainbow Wahine Classic and beating No. 5/5 Notre Dame on the road (73-61).
TENNESSEE-BAYLOR SERIES HISTORY
˘ This marks only the seventh meeting between Tennessee and Baylor and the fourth regular-season game between the programs.
˘ The series began on March 28, 2004, when the teams met in the Midwest Regional semifinal in Norman, Okla., and UT escaped with a 71-69 victory.
˘ Tennessee enters the contest with a 2-4 all-time record vs. Baylor.
˘ Baylor has claimed the last four meetings in the series, taking two from Tennessee in 2011-12.
˘ Last year’s BU wins over UT included a 76-67 regular-season triumph in Knoxville on Nov. 27, 2011, and a 77-58 NCAA Elite Eight game victory in Des Moines, Iowa, on March 26, 2012.
˘ Baylor was ranked No. 1/1 in both of the games vs. Tennessee last season, while the Big Orange women were ranked #6/7 for the first meeting and 9/7 for the latter.
˘ BU defended its home court the only other time UT has been to Waco, taking a 65-54 decision on Dec. 14, 2010.
˘ The Lady Vols are 52-17 all-time vs. schools from the Big 12 after defeating Texas on Sunday.
Tennessee vs. Baylor Gameday Central: http://bit.ly/UFhAnF
Lady Vol basketball game notes (.PDF) for Tuesday’s contest can be viewed and downloaded at http://bit.ly/UFhNr4
SectionsClarksville High, Featured Story, NCAA, Northeast, Schools, Southeastern Conference, Sports, University of Tennessee
TopicsBashaara Graves, Basketball, Baylor, Brittany Griner, Clarksville, Clarksville Sports Network, holly warlick, Kamiko Williams, Lady Vols, SEC, Southeastern Conference, UT
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