Tennessee Lady Vols: Two takeaways from the SEC tournament

The Tennessee Lady Vols made it to the SEC Championship for the first time since 2015 last night. 

The Lady Vols entered the SEC tournament as a 3 seed and played their first game on March 3rd against the Kentucky Wildcats. The Tennessee Lady Vols were rolling and made it all the way to the Championship game to take on the South Carolina Gamecocks.

Sadly for the Lady Vols, they couldn’t get the job done today and lost to the Gamecocks, but they still had a good showing.

The Tennessee Lady Vols never gave up

The Lady Volunteers trailed by 17 points at one time in the second quarter against the LSU Tigers last night, but fought their way back and ended up defeating the No. 2 ranked Tigers in dramatic fashion.

The Lady Vols showed tremendous resilience, and determination to complete the comeback last night. This victory over LSU was one of the biggest of the year, and will certainly help to solidify their seeding in the big dance.

Rickea Jackson is unstoppable

Jackson has been on a tear lately and is going to be a huge problem for any team that faces the Lady Vols in the tournament. She is an absolute force on the offensive side of the ball and posted the following stats throughout the three games in the SEC Tournament:

Lady Vols vs. Kentucky (Game 1): 

34 points, 4 rebounds, and 1 assist

Lady Vols vs. LSU (Semifinal):

25 points, 10 rebounds, and 1 assist

Lady Vols vs. South Carolina (Championship):

17 points, 9 rebounds, and 2 assists