Lady Vols suffer first ever home loss to Vanderbilt

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Needing a pair of wins in their final two games to further solidify a spot in the NCAA Tournament, the Lady Vols crashed Thursday night, in a historical loss at the hands of Vanderbilt 76-69.

It was the Commodores first win in Knoxville against Tennessee. They were 0-33 previously.

On Senior Night, senior Cheridene Green led the way with a career-high 20 points and 8 rebounds before fouling out. Tennessee’s other senior, Meme Jackson, added 8 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. Rennia Davis started hot, with 8 first quarter points, before finishing with 14. 

Vanderbilt (7-21, 2-13 SEC) won just their second road game of the season, while ensuring Tennessee will finish with a losing record in the SEC for the first time ever.

Vandy’s Mariella Fasoula had 19 points and nine rebounds, while Cierra Walker had 16.

The Lady Vols (17-11, 6-9 SEC) finish the regular season Sunday in Oxford against Ole Miss before heading to Greeneville for the SEC Women’s Tournament.

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