Lady Vols Reveal 2022-23 SEC Hoops Enemies

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – The SEC home and away opponents for Tennessee’s 2022-23 women’s basketball have been revealed, as the conference office announced each school’s league foes for the upcoming campaign Wednesday morning.

As part of the SEC’s 16-game schedule, the Lady Vols feature home games against Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, South Carolina and Vanderbilt.

On the road, UT will play contests against Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt.

The schedule consists of a single round robin (10 games) home and away with one permanent opponent (2 games) and two rotating opponents (4 games). In addition to permanent home-and-home rival Vanderbilt, Tennessee is playing its rotating home-and-away contests against Florida and Mississippi State in the upcoming campaign. The rotating opponents change every year.

The upcoming conference season marks the 14th year of the 16-game schedule for women’s basketball and the 11th with 14 teams. Times, dates and TV information for the SEC 2022-23 schedule will be released at a later date, as will the full list of non-conferences from Lady Vol.

Three of the league opponents UT will face are ranked among ESPN’s “Way-Too-Early Top 25,” including defending NCAA champion No. 1 South Carolina, runner-up SEC 2022 LSU at No. 14 and Georgia at No. 25. Tennessee is ranked No. 4 in the June 14 edition of the poll, boasting a strong returning cast, multiple top-notch transfers and a top-15 freshman.

The Lady Vols return 10 players, including four starters, from a team that started 18-1 and finished 25-9 overall and 11-5 in the SEC (3rd) while advancing to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen despite injuries to end of season to three key contributors.

Leading the way for fourth-year head coach Kellie Harper are All-SEC/All-America honorable mention guard Jordan Horston and All-SEC/All-Defensive team center Tamari Key. Other regular contributors include returning starters point guard Jordan Walker and winger Tess Darby, along with two others with starting experience on the 2022 SEC All-Freshman wing Sara Puckett and forward All -2021 SEC Freshman Marta Suarez.

The Lady Vols also bring on board four talented transfers and a five-star freshman, including starters and former performers from all leagues in forward Rickea Jackson (Mississippi State), power forward Jasmine Franklin (Missouri State) and point guard Jasmine Powell (Minnesota), along with a pair of McDonald’s All-Americans in sophomore transfer forward Jilllian Hollingshead (Georgia) and true freshman winger Justine Pissott.

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