No. 12 Tennessee handles UNC Asheville 73-46

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Knoxville, TENN. (WATE) – It wasn’t as easy as their season opener was Sunday, but the 12th ranked Lady Vols were never truly challenged in their 73-46 win over UNC Asheville on Wednesday night. 

Five players finished in double figures for Tennessee, led by Meme Jackson’s 13 points.

Tennessee alternated strong scoring punches with frustrating droughts, scoring just 8 points in the third quarter after a 44 point first half.

“We talk a lot about refocusing, good or bad, and I thought we didn’t do that tonight,” Holly Warlick said. “We let a turnover or not switching or not talking affect us. But we’ll go back and figure it out.”

“It was a lack of consistency for us,” added sophomore Rennia Davis. “I don’t think we played the full 40 [minutes] as hard as we could tonight.”

Davis, making her season debut after missing the opener due to injury, was held scoreless in the first three quarters before lighting it up for 10 points in the fourth. Cheridene Greene added 12 points, Evina Westbrook finished with 11, and Rae Burrell scored 10 to go along with 8 rebounds.

Tennessee hosts Florida A&M on Sunday at 2 p.m.

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