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No. 23 Lady Vols thump Stetson 73-46, stay unbeaten

Associated Press • Nov 19, 2019 at 9:44 PM

KNOXVILLE — Rennia Davis scored 15 points and Rae Burrell had a double-double to lead the No. 23 Tennessee women’s basketball team to a 73-46 victory over Stetson on Tuesday night at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Burrell had 10 points and 11 rebounds in the Lady Vols’ first game this season since entering The Associated Press Top 25. Jordan Horston put up 14 points, Jazmine Massengill had 12 and Kasiyahna Kushkituah added 11.

Tennessee (5-0) never trailed Tuesday, a marked contrast from its matchup with Stetson last season. The Lady Vols won that game 65-55 but only after erasing a 20-point, second-half deficit.

This time, the Lady Vols broke open a close game by going on a 17-2 spurt midway through the contest. Tennessee scored the last nine points of the second quarter to grab a 39-24 halftime edge before opening the third period with an 8-2 run.

Day’Neshia Banks scored 21 points for Stetson (2-3). Kennedi Colclough added 10 points and 11 rebounds.

ODDS AND ENDS

Tennessee’s Kellie Harper opened a season 5-0 for the first time in her head coaching career. While at North Carolina State, her teams opened 4-0 twice, in 2011-12 and 2012-13. ...

The Lady Vols improved to 8-0 all-time against the Hatters. ...

Davis and Banks are former high school teammates who helped Ribault (Jacksonville, Fla.) win three state championships in four years.

UP NEXT

The Lady Vols continue their homestand by welcoming Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Nov. 26, Air Force on Dec. 1, Texas  on Dec. 8 and Colorado State on Dec. 11.

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