Lady Vols Facing Ohio State In Home-And-Home

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    Tennessee women’s basketball will face Ohio State in a home-and-home series over the next two seasons.

    The series will start on Nov. 8 in Columbus. Details on the Buckeyes return trip to Knoxville have not been announced.

    The Buckeyes won the Big 10 regular season a season ago before making a run to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament.

    Tennessee followed a similar direction in Kellie Harper’s third season as head coach, advancing to the program’s first Sweet 16 since 2016 after starting the season 18-1.

    More From RTI: Lady Vols’ Conference Opponents

    Tennessee knows its conference opponents but not schedule as of now. The Lady Vols haven’t announced their complete non conference schedule but have confirmed matchups against Indiana, Virginia Tech and UCF in Knoxville and three games at the Bad Boys Mowers Women’s Battle 4 Atlantis.

    The matchup at Ohio State is the first game of Tennessee’s announced games and the Lady Vols opened their season on Nov. 10 a season ago.

    Expectations are high for Tennessee following its return to the Sweet 16 and a strong offseason. Kellie Harper’s fourth Tennessee team returns stars Jordan Horston and Tamari Key and boasts one of the nation’s top transfer classes.

    The Lady Vols added four players out of the portal including Mississippi State star Rickea Jackson. Jackson averaged 20.3 points per games for the Bulldogs a season ago.

    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.