The Vols won their lone game on the week, looking sluggish in an 80-69 victory of Tennessee Tech.
Tennessee is the third highest rated team in the SEC, ranked behind No. 9 Kentucky and No. 10 Arkansas. The Vols are ranked ahead of No. 14 Florida, No. 16 Alabama and No. 21 Auburn.
The challenge intensifies for Tennessee this week. After the Vols host Presbyterian at Thompson-Boling Arena Tuesday they travel to Boulder to face Colorado in their first true road game of the season.
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Despite not moving in the polls, Kellie Harper’s third Tennessee team had an impressive week. The Lady Vols stayed unbeaten by defeating Kansas and Oklahoma State in the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout.
After a handful of tight games to open its season, Tennessee defeated both Big 12 foes by double digits. Jordan Horston continued her outstanding play this season, earning event MVP with 31 points, 20 rebounds and 11 assists in the two games.
Tennessee is the second highest rated SEC team in the poll, behind only No. 1 South Carolina. Kentucky (16), Texas A&M (17) and Georgia (20) are also in the poll.
The Lady Vols leave Las Vegas 6-0 with five quality wins and matchups with Tennessee Tech and Virginia Tech on the docket this week.