With the Christmas break over, the Tennessee Lady Vols are back in action for the first time in nine days and their last game before SEC play. Their most recent outing was a 77-70 loss to the No. 2 ranked Stanford Cardinal on the road.
Rocky Top welcomes the Wofford Terriers to town Tuesday night. Kellie Harper’s team is trying to avoid falling back to .500, where they had been at or below for most of the year after a disappointing start given the top five preseason ranking.
This is Wofford’s first game since a 79-67 win at the UNC Asheville Bulldogs last Monday, eight days ago. They have won nine of 10 after an 0-2 start. Here is all the information you need for the Tennessee Lady Vols’ matchup.
Wofford Terriers (9-3) at Tennessee Lady Volunteers (7-6)
Tuesday, Dec. 27 | 6:30 p.m. ET | Thompson-Boling Arena | Knoxville, Tenn.
- TV: SEC Network+
- Live stream: WatchESPN
- Radio: Lady Vol Network (Click here for affiliates)
- Listen online: UTSports
Led by seventh-year head coach Jimmy Garrity, Wofford is coming off its 17-14 season and their first ever postseason tournament appearance at the Division I level, reaching the Women’s NIT. They return their two leading scorers from that team.
The addition of USC Upstate Spartans transfer Rachel Rose and the emergence of Annabelle Schultz and Helen Matthews, role players last year who are now starters, have also helped exponentially. Their only loss to a non-Power Five team is the opener on the road against the Youngstown State Penguins.
On the other side, Harper has been working on perfecting her roster, but UT has dealt with an array of injuries. Tamari Key is out for the year due to blood clots in her lungs, and Jordan Horston, Rickea Jackson, Jillian Hollingshead and Jasmine Franklin have all been hurt at times this year. A week off should have them ready, though.
Up next for the Tennessee Lady Vols is a visit to the Florida Gators Thursday to tip off SEC play. Wofford, meanwhile, has one more non-conference game, at home against the Erskine College Flying Fleet, on Saturday before beginning Southern Conference play Thursday, Jan. 5 at home against the Furman Paladins.