Lady Vol Report: New Season

Jan. 5, 2013

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Coming off a 73-53 victory at South Carolina to open the SEC season, the No. 12/13 Lady Vols return to Rocky Top to face the No. 10/11 Georgia Bulldogs Sunday.

Heading into the game, UT owns a 44-15 advantage of UGA, with Tennessee defeating the Bulldogs 67-50 the last time around.

"They're very athletic, they're very well coached," head coach Holly Warlick said. "It's a good rivalry. It'll be an up-tempo game. It's going to be a typical SEC game, physical. Defense is going to be a priority for both teams. Both teams run the ball so I think it'll be exciting."

The Lady Vols bursted to a 20-point win against the Gamecocks last Thursday after leading by one point at half time.

"Opening the conference motivated us," Warlick said. "It's a new season for us and that's how we presented it. This is the second part of our season."

"[The win] is great for the confidence of a young team and a young coach. I loved our intensity and going out and attacking and holding on to that. Staying in that attack mode. As long as we can do that, keep grinding it out and not letting up, and understanding the importance. Because anybody can come back and get back in the game. I want to make sure we continue that and to play to our ability."

UT takes on Georgia in a 1 p.m. contest Sunday at Thompson-Boling Arena.





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