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Lady Vols Back Home Sunday

Saturday, January 25, 2020
by Ron P. Metcalfe

#23 Tennessee Lady Vols (15-4, 5-1 SEC) are back at Thompson-Boling Arena on Sunday for the annual "We Back Pat" game. The Lady Vols welcome LSU (14-4, 4-2 SEC) to Rocky Top for a 1 p.m. contest.

The Lady Vols are currently tied for second place in the league standings with Mississippi State at 5-2. South Carolina is in the catbird's seat with a 6-0 league mark. LSU, meanwhile, is tied for third along with Kentucky and Texas A&M at 4-2.

"We Back Pat" Week is celebrated by all 14 teams in the SEC, and many other basketball programs around the world take time to observe the occasion as well. The initiative, which utilizes promotional public address announcements, video endorsements and television exposure to share a very important message, focuses on raising awareness of Alzheimer's disease and The Pat Summitt Foundation's role in fighting it. Fans are encouraged to wear a "We Back Pat" shirt to the Tennessee-LSU game. Orange and purple shakers, courtesy of the Pat Summitt Foundation, will be available for fans while supplies last.

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