Lady Vols advance to Sweet 16, beat DePaul 63-48

CHICAGO (release) -- A well-balanced team effort helped No. 2 seed Tennessee to a 63-48 victory over DePaul on Monday night at Allstate Arena. Shekinna Stricklen led the Lady Vols with 17 points and nine rebounds. Glory Johnson scored only eight points, but grabbed a career-high 21 rebounds. Meighan Simmons tallied 13 points while Vicki Baugh had 16 points and nine rebounds.

Tennessee (26-8) advances to the Sweet 16 and will play in Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday, March 24. The Lady Vols will take on the winner of No. 3 seed Delaware-No. 11 seed Kansas game which will take place tomorrow night.

The Lady Vols have never lost an NCAA Second Round game, posting a 24-0 all-time record. UT is 48-1 all-time in first and second-round games.

DePaul finishes its season at 23-11. Anna Martin led the Blue Demons with 20 points before fouling out with 2:15 left in regulation.

Tennessee led the game for the final 33 minutes, last trailing 9-8.

Tennessee dominated the glass, grabbing 51 rebounds to DePaul's 31.

Johnson's 21 rebounds were the most by a Lady Vol since Daedra Charles had 22 in the 1991 NCAA Tournament vs. SW Missouri State.

The Lady Vols limited DePaul to just 31.3 from the floor including 3-of-17 from 3-point range.

The Lady Vols held off a late push by DePaul, and never saw their lead fall below seven points for the final 19:50.

A 3-pointer by Deanne Ortiz cut the Lady Vols lead to seven at 53-46 with 2:21 left in regulation.

Martin's 3-pointer with 5:34 left in the second half cut the deficit to nine with 5:34 left in regulation, 48-39. But Tennessee answered as Stricklen bombed home a 3-pointer with 4:40 left in the game.

Tennessee took a 12-point lead on lay-up by Vicki Baugh with 17:21 left in the second half. The lead had ballooned to 10 points on a 3-pointer by Briana Bass, making it 35-25, just 2:25 into the second half.
The Lady Vols led 28-23 at halftime thanks to 12 points from Simmons.

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