KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The No. 5 Lady Vols hit the court for their home opener on Thursday following a loss on the road to Ohio State earlier in the week. 

It was back and forth between Tennessee and Massachusetts from the start, the Lady Vols were able to put together their biggest lead together in the fourth quarter, up by 19.

Preseason All-SEC Guard Jordan Horston went down with what appeared to be a knee injury during the second quarter, we will have an update on her status after the game.

Tennessee shot 42% from the floor and 28% from three in the first half. Massachusetts in comparison was 31% on field goals and 27% from beyond the arc.

Rickea Jackson collected a double-double, leading with 24 points and 11 rebounds. Jasmine Powell topped the Lady Vols in assists with 7.

Horston was reported with a lower leg injury. Harper is planning to get more information.

The Lady Vols massively improved on their turnovers, going from 29 against Ohio State to eight versus the Minutewomen. 

Though Massachusetts tried to fight back, Tennessee held on, coming away with a 74-65 victory, the Lady Vols will hit the court on Monday to host No. 11 Indiana.