The Lady Vols took down the Florida Gators on Friday, 82-73, to advance to the semifinals of the SEC tournament. With the win Tennessee improves to 24-6 overall. SEC co-player of the year Meighan Simmons led the Vols in scoring, as she has much of the year, with 20 points. Simmons was one of six Vols to score in double-figures.
Tennessee led for most of the game, leading by as many as 13, but Florida closed the gap to 6 late in the second half.
The Lady Vols will now turn their attention to the Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday. The Lady Vols are attempting to win their 17th SEC tournament.
Tennessee won their only game against Texas A&M earlier this season, 82-72. The Aggies beat South Carolina on Friday to advance in the SEC tournament.
The Lady Vols are not unaccustomed to playing on Saturday’s in the SEC tournament, this will be their 30th semifinal in 34 years.
The Lady Vols are, however, not used to playing in post-season play without legendary coach Pat Summitt, who coached the Volunteers for nearly 40 years, before retiring prior to the start of the 2012-13 season. Longtime assistant Holly Warlick took over the team and has continued Tennessee tradition, winning the SEC regular season title in her first year.
Tennessee and Texas A&M will tip off at 4:00 pm est Saturday, which coincides with the start time for the men’s game against Missouri.
The game between the Lady Vols and the Aggies can be seen on ESPNU.
If the Lady Vols win, they will play the winner of the Kentucky VS. Georgia/LSU.