Lady Vols will face LSU / Alabama winner on Friday in SEC Tournament

No. 2 seed Tennessee (24-5/13-3) will open SEC Tournament action vs. the winner of LSU/Alabama on Friday at 6 p.m. in Duluth, Ga. SportSouth will televise the quarterfinal round game from The Arena at Gwinnett Center.

The Lady Vols knocked off fourth-ranked South Carolina, the league's regular-season champ, 73-61, to close out the regular season schedule in Knoxville on Sunday. UT tied for second in the SEC standings with Texas A&M at 13-3, but the Big Orange earned the second seed by winning the lone head-to-head match-up this season with the Aggies, 76-55, on Jan. 26 in College Station.

Alabama (14-15/7-9), the No. 7 seed, defeated LSU (18-11/7-9) in Tuscaloosa on Sunday, 78-60, dropping the Lady Tigers to the No. 10 seed. They'll have to meet again on Thursday at 6 p.m. for the right to play the Lady Vols.

Earlier this season, Tennessee defeated Alabama in Tuscaloosa, 64-54, on Feb. 2, and split with LSU, losing in Knoxville on Jan. 2, 80-77, and winning in Baton Rouge, 72-67, on Thursday night.

The winner of the Friday contest would advance to Saturday's semifinal round and play at 2:30 p.m. on ESPNU. Sunday's championship game is slated for 3:30 p.m. on ESPN.

Tennessee is 70-18 all-time in SEC Tournament play, winning 16 championships through the years. The Big Orange won tourney crowns from 2010 to 2012 before losing in the semifinal round to Texas A&M last season, 66-62.


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