Lady Vols lose opener at UTC

Lady Vols lose opener at UTC

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - The Lady Vols buried themselves amid turnovers and poor shooting and will start the season 0-1 after Friday's 80-71 loss to UTC.

Holly Warlick was disappointed in her team's debut - and especially their defense - as the Lady Vols failed to stop the Lady Mocs and couldn't hold onto the ball.

Tennessee managed to tie the game at 28 on a last-second trey ball from Ariel Massengale but played behind the rest of the way and fell to the Lady Mocs before a boisterous crowd of 8,468 at McKenzie Arena.

Meighan Simmons led Tennessee with 23 points while Bashaara Graves added 14 and Isabelle Harrison notched 13 points and 12 boards.

Chattanooga was led by Taylor Hall with 24 points and Alex Black with 14.

FightinGators.com Recommended Stories


  • The Florida defense didn’t give up a first down until the Colonels’ fourth drive of the game, giving the offense time to settle in while the Gators dominated the line of scrimmage.

  • Dr. Roto highlights each and every game upcoming for Week 12 and a Fantasy matchup to monitor within. Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon (pictured above) makes his return against the less-than-stellar…

  • It has never been about effort for Will Muschamp’s teams at Florida. Some have focused on losing a game to Georgia Southern a year ago and how that should never happen and that is a valid point. Some…

  • The memories of their last game in The Swamp will be sweet for Florida’s 22 seniors and for outgoing head football coach Will Muschamp. Both the seniors and Muschamp started their Florida careers in…

  • Norman has seen a lot of special days, but few will compare to what Samaje Perine did Saturday in rushing for 427 yards and five touchdowns.