Texas Longhorns guard/forward Jada Underwood has been the starter at small forward this season. [RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

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Women’s preview: No. 12 Texas vs. No. 9 Tennessee

Posted December 7th, 2018


No. 12 Texas vs. No. 9 Tennessee

Sunday, noon, Erwin Center, ESPN2, 105.3 FM

Records: Tennessee 7-0, Texas 7-1

The series: Tennessee leads 24-15. The Lady Vols won last year 82-75 in Knoxville.


Texas’ starting lineup

Jada Underwood (F, 6-0, Jr.) — 5.5 ppg, 4.4 rpg

Jatarie White (C, Sr., 6-4) — 12.0 ppg, 6.1 rpg

Sug Sutton (G, Jr., 5-8) — 10. 1 ppg, 5.9 rpg

Audrey Warren (G, Fr., 5-9) — 7.4 ppg, 4.1 rpg

Danni Williams (G, Grad., 5-10) — 8.8 ppg, 3.9 rpg

About the Longhorns: This marks the 40th game of the Texas-Tennessee rivalry. Texas hasn’t played since last Sunday’s 67-49 loss to No. 6 Mississippi State; it was just the 11th loss for the UT women at the Erwin Center since the start of the 2013-14 season. Nine of those 11 losses have come to opponents ranked in the Associated Press’ top 10. …  Former Longhorn Cobi Kennedy (1991-95) has been inducted into the Duncanville ISD athletic hall of honor. … UT’s next game will be next Sunday at home vs. Stetson.

Tennessee’s starting lineup

Rennia Davis (F, So., 6-2) — 15.3 ppg, 7.3 rpg

Zaay Green (F, Fr., 6-0) — 9.3 ppg, 3.0 rpg

Chendene Green (G, Sr., 6-3) — 7.9 ppg, 7.0 rpg

Meme Jackson (G, Sr., 5-11) — 10.3 ppg, 3.9 rpg

Evina Westbrook (G, So. 5-11) — 15.7 ppg, 3.4 rpg

About the Lady Vols:  Tennessee used a 22-0 scoring run and overcame a 20-point deficit to beat Stetson (1-7) Wednesday night in Knoxville. Davis (24 points, 9 rebounds) and Westbrook (20 points) led the charge. It was the largest comeback Tennessee has made under coach Holly Warlick and the second-longest in team history. Tennessee has trailed in the second half in four of its seven games. … Warlick, who replaced Pat Summitt as head coach in 2012, has an overall record of 160-54.

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