Dec 17, 2013; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Lady Volunteers center Mercedes Russell (21) during the second half against the Tennessee State Lady Tigers at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tennessee won 94 to 43. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Today On Rocky Top: Lady Vols Off To Hot Start

From ABC News

Bashaara Graves scored 17 points to lead five Lady Vols in double figures and No. 3 Tennessee trounced Tennessee State 94-43 Tuesday night to continue its fastest start since its 2007-08 national championship season.

The Lady Vols (10-0) have won each of their games by at least nine points. Tennessee also started 10-0 in 2007-08.

Tennessee will put its perfect record to the test Saturday at No. 6 Stanford. The Lady Vols’ only previous game against a Top 25 opponent was an 81-65 victory Nov. 11 at No. 14 North Carolina, which was ranked 12th at the time.

Graves made all six of her shots from the floor and was 5 of 6 from the free-throw line. Meighan Simmons added 13 points. Cierra Burdick, Isabelle Harrison and Mercedes Russell had 12 points apiece.


Burke County head coach Eric Parker has confirmed that standout junior college defensive end and former Burke County bear DaVonte Lambert will make his college decision on Wednesday at a ceremony in Waynesboro.

The 6’3″ 275-pound Lambert verbally committed to the Tennessee Volunteers back in August, but a late visit to Auburn for the Iron Bowl reportedly left a big impression and has the Tigers in the mix to land the #1 rated junior college transfer in the nation.

From FanSided

It’s a sad day for Vol Nation down in Tennessee. Dyron Nix, one of the school’s all-time great basketball players, passed away today at the age of 46 years old.

Nix was a member of the Tennessee Volunteers‘ All-Century team, and led the SEC in scoring during the 1987-88 season as a junior.


From TN Sports Radio

Junior college prospects who will enroll in January have their first opportunity to sign scholarship papers on Wednesday, thereby officially tying them to their prospect universities.

Here are the commitments the Vols expect/hope to land on Dec. 18:

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