Lady Vols Look Ahead to UMass Matchup After Season Opener Loss at Ohio State

Photo Credit: Kate Luffman/ Tennessee Athletics
By Chloe Levering

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.— After losing to ranked opponent Ohio State 87-75, the Lady Vols are back in Thompson-Boling Arena for the first time this regular season to take on UMass.

During Tuesday’s game, Tennessee was ahead the entire first half, before Ohio State came back to lead by 15 points in the third quarter. Tennessee could not quite catch up before the final buzzer, after suffering 29 total turnovers in the game, 10 of those being in the third quarter alone.

No. 14 Ohio State celebrated, as they had beaten the No. 5 ranked Tennessee Lady Vols in Columbus.

Despite the 12-point loss on Tuesday night, senior guard and Columbus native Jordan Horston managed to secure her 14th-career double-double, with 20 points and 13 rebounds. Both Jasmine Powell and Rickea Jackson made their debut for Tennessee, scoring 19 and 9 points respectively.

On the other hand, the Minutewomen locked in a 72-57 victory over Central Connecticut State on Monday. Graduate student Sam Breen is one the Lady Vols should be on the lookout for after she tied her career high of 31 points in the game. Overall, UMass shot 47.6% from the field and 12.5% from the arc.

Tonight, Tennessee will put its home-court advantage to the test as they take on UMass in Knoxville. The game will start at 6:30 p.m. ET.