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Lady Vols Fall Short Against Undefeated UConn

Friday, January 22, 2021

The No. 25/RV Lady Vols took a four-point lead into the final quarter but couldn't hold on, falling 67-61 to No. 3/5 UConn in Thompson-Boling Arena on Thursday night in front of a crowd of 3,553, the largest of any NCAA women's game thus far in 2020-21.

Tennessee (9-3, 3-1 SEC) was led by junior Rae Burrell who had 18 points and eight rebounds. Senior Rennia Davis narrowly missed a double-double with 11 points and nine rebounds, and sophomore Tamari Key and freshman Marta Suárez each turned in 10 points.

Christyn Williams led UConn (9-0, 7-0 Big East) with 20 points, and Evina Westbrook and Aubrey Griffin managed 15 and 10, respectively.

The Lady Vols will host No. 13 Kentucky at 2:00 PM ET on Sunday in a contest rescheduled from January 3. Coverage begins at 1:30 PM on 95.5 FM WSMG and will be broadcast on ESPN2 and all tickets issued for the original date will be honored.

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