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Today's Lady Vol Hoops update brings you a variety of news from the past couple of weeks. Clips include topics involving current players Bashaara Graves, Ariel Massengale and Meighan Simmons; head coach Holly Warlick; head coach emeritus Pat Summitt; former players Candace Parker, Tamika Catchings and Kara Lawson; and even former Vol football player Peyton Manning.
-- Knoxville News Sentinel: Bashaara Graves, Ariel Massengale have golden moments for U.S. hoops
-- The Oklahoman: Competitive family, including sister Meighan, spurs Ryan Simmons to success at OSU
-- ESPN.com: Yankees join Summitt for cause
-- WNBA.com: Tamika Catchings Receives WNBA Community Assist Award Presented by State Farm
On Saturday, much of the sports world was focused on men's basketball and the NCAA Final Four in Atlanta. Still, there was very much a Tennessee presence surrounding the game's coverage.
CBS aired an interview with Pat and Tyler Summitt by Lesley Visser during the pregame show. To watch, click on the link below.
CBS Interview: Pat and Tyler Summitt fight Alzheimer's together
News' Robin Roberts conducted an interview with legendary Tennessee women's basketball coach
Pat Summitt last month. Watch as they discuss her career, family, and battle with early
onset dementia. Watch at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 7.
WatchESPN Interview: One On One With Pat Summitt
Peyton and Ashley Manning made a special announcement on Saturday, making a $500,000 donation to the Pat Summitt Foundation. To read about that, click on the link below.
Associated Press: Peyton Manning to give $500,000 to Pat Summitt Foundation to help fight Alzheimer's disease
In New Orleans, UT junior guard Meighan Simmons and freshman forward/center Bashaara Graves were honorable mention selections for the WBCA All-America Team. Those honors were announced on Saturday.
Also in New Orleans, a future Lady Vol was in action in the WBCA All-America Game. After helping her West squad to victory at the McDonald's All-American Game earlier this week, Mercedes Russell helped the Black defeated the Purple, 74-70, at New Orleans Arena.
While Russell didn't earn MVP honors as she did in Chicago at the "Mickey D's" game, she pulled down seven rebounds and two assists to contribute to her squad's victory on Saturday.
On St. Patrick's Day, March 17, we wish Happy Birthday to women's basketball SEC Freshman of the Year Bashaara Graves.
Also celebrating All-SEC football player and probable NFL First-Round Draft Pick Cordarrelle Patterson.
From the archives, the Vols only three-time football All-American Bob Suffridge was born 97 years ago on March 17, 1916.
Tennessee has won the last three tournament titles and carries a nine-game league tournament win-streak heading into this year's event. Through the years, UT has amassed a 69-17 record in postseason league play while claiming 16 conference tournament crowns.
See what media had to say about the Lady Vols' yearly honors and this weekend's conference tournament.
SEC Tournament Previews
UTSports.com: Lady Vol Hoops Central
Knox News Sentinel: Holly Warlick says Isabelle Harrison 'doubtful' for SEC tournament
Inside Tennessee (subscription): Dean Lockwood: 'Humble and hungry'
espnW: Tennessee is No. 1 seed in SEC tourney
Clarksville Online: Clarksville's Bashaara Graves and Kamiko Williams prepare to lead UT Lady Vols in SEC Tournament Friday
Daily Beacon: Lady Vols chase conference tournament title
SEC Yearly Honors
Knox News Sentinel: SEC sweep for Lady Vols: Warlick (coach), Simmons (co-player), Graves (freshman)
Daily Beacon: Lady Vols honored, focused on SEC Tournament
Rocky Top Talk: Titles and Trophies: Tennessee Lady Vols Sweep POY, Coach of the Year
Chattanooga Times Free Press: Tradition transition: Tennessee Lady Vols' top spot earns Holly Warlick honor
Among Division I freshmen, Graves is fourth in scoring, sixth in rebounds, and second in field goal percentage (51.2 percent). Her field goal percentage is 35th overall in the nation.
Division I Freshmen Scoring (overall national rank at beginning)
118. Briahanna Jackson, UCF
141. Talia Walton, Washington
160. Lia Galdeira, Washington State
163. Bashaara Graves, Tennessee
Division I Freshman Rebounding (overall national rank at beginning)
7. Jillian Alleyne, Oregon
27. Schaquilla Nunn, Winthrop
31. Riana Byrd, San Jose State
59. Joy Adams, Iona
69. Imani McGee-Stafford, Texas
91. Bashaara Graves, Tennessee
Division I Freshman Field Goal Percentage (overall national rank at beginning)
34. Breanna Stewart, Connecticut
35. Bashaara Graves, Tennessee
Graves has scored in double figures in 21 of 24 games this season, and 14 of those instances were more than 15 points. She's also led the team in rebounding 13 times, more than half of the games this season.
Aside from her standout statistics, Graves has came up big for UT in close match ups this season, including making needed free throws in UT's overtime victory at Florida, and scoring the game-winning shot at LSU with .8 seconds left in the game.
Check out what media are saying about the Tennessee newcomer.
-Swish Appeal: Bashaara Graves: The fire within
-The Daily Beacon: Graves brings more than skill to Lady Vols
-WBIR: Rapid Fire: Bashaara Graves
-Associated Press: Freshman Graves emerges as force for Lady Vols
-Associated Press: Injuries leave Lady Vols weak at post;Freshmen must step forward vs. Bulldogs
-Knox News Sentinel: Responsibility is growing for Lady Vols' Bashaara Graves
-espnW: Tenn Questions with Graves
-Knoxville News Sentinel: Bashaara Graves loves her hometown, and Lady Vols
-Scout.com: Can the Lady Vols run this season?
-Scout.com: Bashaara Graves prepares for post role
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-ESPNW: Candace Parker, Nneka Ogwumike record double-doubles in Sparks' rout
-Tulsa World: Shock closes home schedule with third straight win
-LA Times: Sparks never trail in 101-76 victory over Mercury
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