Topic: Holly Wrlick
#13/15 Tennessee (7-3/0-0 SEC) and Davidson (4-6/1-0 Southern) will meet for the first time, facing off on Friday at 7 p.m. Eastern time in a game that will be streamed live on UTSports.com.
After forging a 2-2 record playing four-straight games against ranked teams, the Lady Vols will battle the unranked Wildcats in UT’s first contest after a five-day holiday break from competition.
UT is in the midst of a three-game homestand and will conclude it by playing host to Rutgers (8-3) on Sunday at 1 p.m.
The Lady Vols are 43-21 vs. Southern Conference opponents through the years. Tennessee dropped its 2012-13 opener to Chattanooga, 80-71, and is 0-1 vs. the SoCon this season.The Lady Vols are coming off a 73-60 home setback to No. 1/1 Stanford on Dec. 22, while Davidson lost at Charlotte in its last outing, 69-54, on Dec. 21.
Davidson is 0-2 vs. teams Tennessee has defeated this season and lost to another squad the Lady Vols will soon play. The Wildcats lost at North Carolina (70-59) on Nov. 9, at Rutgers (55-49) on Nov. 25 and at Miami (67-35) on Dec. 8.
UT won at Miami (79-67) on Nov. 18 and vs. North Carolina (102-57) on Dec. 2. The Lady Vols play Rutgers on Dec. 30.
TOUGH NON-CONFERENCE SLATE
˘ As usual, Tennessee has played a challenging non-conference schedule.
˘ The Lady Vols are 7-3 overall, including a 4-2 mark vs. ranked teams.
˘ Three of UT’s wins over ranked teams came on the road.
˘ Tennessee’s RPI is No. 5, and the Lady Vols’ strength of schedule is rated No. 1.
˘ Thus far, the SEC is 8-9 vs. ranked teams, and Tennessee has four of those wins, defeating No. 22/20 Georgia Tech, No. 23/23 Miami, No. 22/RV North Carolina and No. 18/20 Texas.
˘ The losses to ranked teams came to No. 1/1 Stanford, 73-60, and No. 3/3 Baylor, 76-53.
˘ Davidson currently stands 4-6, but the Wildcats were 22-10 a year ago and earned a share of the Southern Conference title.
#13/15 TENNESSEE (7-3) vs. DAVIDSON (4-6)
Dec. 28, 2012 | 7 p.m. ET | Thompson- Boling Arena | Knoxville, Tenn.
WATCH LIVE/UTSPORTS.COM ALL ACCESS: http://bit.ly/ZCnSMK
RADIO: Lady Vol Network (Mickey Dearstone, play-by-play)
LISTEN LIVE: http://bit.ly/ZCnX2Z
TV: Not televised
Tennessee vs. Davidson Gameday Central: http://bit.ly/ZCnz4C
Lady Vol basketball game notes (.PDF) for Friday’s contest can be viewed and downloaded at http://bit.ly/ZCnG02