Lady Vols beat St. John's; Advance to Sweet 16

Lady Vols beat St. John's; Advance to Sweet 16


Knoxville (WATE) - The Lady Vols basketball team beat St. John's 67-51 on Monday night to advance to the Sweet 16 in Louisville later this week.

Much like their win over Northwestern St. on Saturday, the Lady Vols needed a strong second half to gain the win.

The Red Storm trailed 39-35 at the half.

St. John's tied the game 39-39 early in the second half, but the Lady Vols regained control and used a 16-2 run to cushion their lead.

Tennessee was led by Cierra Burdick with who scored 21 points.

Senior guard Meighan Simmons, playing in her final game at Thompson-Boling Arena, scored 17 points.

The Lady Vols have advanced to the Sweet 16 for the 32nd time in 33 years and will face the winner of the Texas-Maryland game in a region semifinal game in Louisville on Sunday, Mar. 30.


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