Lady Vols Stay Perfect In Conference Play, Win At Ole Miss

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    Tennessee stayed unbeaten in SEC play Sunday, earning its second double digit win of the week in a 70-58 victory at Ole Miss.

    The Lady Vols improve to 15-1 (4-0 SEC) with the win while Ole Miss falls to 13-2 (1-1 SEC).

    Jordan Horston led a balanced Lady Vols’ offensive effort, scoring 20 points on eight-of-18 shooting while adding 12 rebounds and two assists.

    Alexus Dye and Tess Darby also scored in double digits with Dye totaling 17 points on 12 shots and Darby scoring 13 points including three-of-six from three-point range.

    As they often have this season, turnovers plagued the Lady Vols in the road win. Tennessee coughed up the basketball 22 times, leading to 15 Ole Miss points.

    Still, Tennessee used 20 second chance points and a strong 18-of-27 shooting at the free throw line to keep the Rebels at bay after a dominant second quarter opened up a commanding 18-point lead.

    The Lady Vols defense was dominant throughout the game, holding the Rebels to under 15 points in three quarters. Ole Miss shot just 34% from the field and 11% from three-point range as Tennessee suffocated the Rebels.

    Tennessee faces a pair of rivals this upcoming week, hitting the road to face Vanderbilt in Nashville Thursday before returning to Thompson-Boling Arena to face Kentucky next Sunday.

    Ryan Schumpert is a senior at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since the moment he stepped on campus. He just completed a three-year stint with the Daily Beacon, the last two of which as the Sports Editor. Ryan also spent last three years at Volquest providing strong Tennessee baseball coverage of Tony Vitello's resurgent program. While the bulk of Ryan's responsibilities involved beat coverage and writing, he also recorded podcasts for both the Beacon and Volquest. Did we leave out the part about Ryan interning for the Smokies? Ryan's work ethic, versatility, and strong writing skills are but three of the reasons why Vol Nation will be hearing from Ryan for years to come.