KNOXVILLE (WATE) - FreshmanBashaara Graves had 20 point and Ariel Massengale hit big free throws as the 24th ranked Lady Vols beat Miami 79-67 on Sunday.
The Tennessee win ended Miami's 41-game home winning streak.
After storming to a 46-21 halftime lead thanks to Graves and Andraya Carter, Tennessee (3-1) watched Miami (2-1) mount a comeback in the second half as the Hurricanes climbed to within six points.
Graves led the Lady Vols with 20 points to go with six rebounds. Carter did much of her work from long distance, totaling 16 points on 4-of-5 shooting from 3-point range and 4-of-4 work from the free-throw line.
Massengale added 14 points off the bench, going a perfect 10-of-10 from the charity stripe and dishing out a team-best five assists. Cierra Burdick led UT with 10 rebounds.
UT closed out the game with an 8-2 run thanks to Massengale's clutch shooting at the line (6-of-6) in the final minute to halt Miami's comeback attempt.
The Lady Vols return to Thompson-Boling Arena on Nov. 25 to take on Alcorn State at 2 p.m., opening a three-game homestand.