Oct. 5, 2011
The Tennessee Lady Vol basketball team hit the court for the first official practice of the 2011-12 season this afternoon at Pratt Pavilion. Most observers, including the Lady Vol coaching staff, collectively remarked about the overall team speed in the spirited workout.
Following practice UT coach Pat Summitt said she liked the motivation of the team. "This group is focused, particularly our seniors, and I think their strong senior leadership is going to carry us through the season," said Summitt.
The Lady Vols begin their exhibition slate on Tues., Nov. 1 facing Carson-Newman in Thompson-Boling Arena at 7 p.m. UT will then take on Union University in a final tune-up on Nov.8. The season opener will be Sun., Nov. 13 against Pepperdine at 4 p.m. on FSS.