Top-ranked Lady Vols prepare
The #1-ranked Tennessee Lady Vols (10-0) travel to Philadelphia to face #22-ranked Temple (8-2) at 7 p.m. on Dec. 28. The last time the Lady Vols played at the Liacouras Center, Tennessee advanced to the 2005 NCAA Final Four after defeating Texas Tech (75-59) and Rutgers (59-49).
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This is the Lady Vols’ 32nd season under Head Coach Pat SummittShe has compiled a staggering 892-172 overall record…Passed Dean Smith for most NCAA collegiate basketball wins of all-time with a 75-54 victory over Purdue on Mar. 22, 2005 … Summitt Is just eight wins away from collecting 900 career victories…Her 2004-05 squad finished third in the NCAA Final Four Championships with a 30-5 overall record and were the SEC Tournament Champions…
This season, UT returned eight letterwinners, two redshirt freshmen and welcomed one newcomer …The 2005-06 season marks the Lady Vol debut for redshirt freshmen Candace Parker and Alex Fullerwho sat out last season rehabbing their left knees…True freshman, #21 Lindsey Moss a 6-0 guard from Alpharetta, Ga., is seeing her first action this season…UT lost sophomore Sa’de Wiley-Gatewood when she left the squad on Dec. 19, 2005…
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The #22/22-ranked Temple Owls (8-2) will entertain the #1-ranked and undefeated Tennessee Lady Vols(10-0) at the Liacouras Center on Dec. 28 at 7 p.m. The Owls are currently on a two-game winning streak after topping #17 Georgia and city rival Villanova. The TU-UT game will be shown locally in Philadelphia on CN8 (tape delayed on CSS in Knoxville at 9 p.m.). In Temple’s last outing, Kamesha Hairston netted 14 points and Candice Dupree grabbed 10 boards to lead the Owls over the visiting Villanova Wildcats on December 22. With the win, the TU improved to 8-2 overall and 2-0 in the Big Five and successfully denied the Wildcats the Big 5 crown for the second straight year. Though play was sluggish, Temple was able to secure itself at least a share of the Big 5 title. Dupree added three assists and three blocks to her nine-point, 10-defensive rebound effort. Jennifer Owens dished four assists and Lady Comfort finished with nine points. Fatima Maddox was a bright spot in the slow game, scoring eight points and grabbing six rebounds in 22 minutes of action. Dupree leads the Owls in scoring and rebounding, averaging 16.3 ppg and 9.8 rpg. Hairston is second with 13.0 ppg and Comfort is second in rebounds with 6.2 rpg. Owens is tops on the team in assists with 35.