KNOXVILLE — Shekinna Stricklen scored 20 points and eighth-ranked Tennessee held off No. 21 Texas for a 73-57 victory on Sunday.
Vicki Baugh scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Lady Volunteers (4-2), who turned a 49-38 rebounding advantage into 17 second-chance points and got 21 points off 16 turnovers by the Longhorns.
Tennessee used an 11-0 run to take a 38-27 lead with 1:28 to go in the first half. Meighan Simmons hit a 3 and Baugh and Glory Johnson got back-to-back layups on the break during the stretch.
Texas (5-2) wouldn’t go away, and a 3-pointer by Chelsea Bass cut the Lady Vols’ lead to 59-53 with 8:50 to play.
Two minutes later, Johnson hit a layup that launched a 10-0 run and put the game out of reach.
Ashleigh Fontenette led the Longhorns with 22 points, and Chassidy Fussell scored 14.