June 18, 2024

Lady Vols notch No. 7 seed in NCAA Tournament

After a tumultuous 2015-16 season, the Lady Vols were seeded lower than ever before in the NCAA Tournament.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - MARCH 05, 2016 - Bashaara Graves #12 of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers during the game between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Tennessee Lady Volunteers in the SEC tournament in Jacksonville, FL. Photo By Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics

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The NCAA announced its 2016 Women’s Basketball Tournament bracket on Monday evening and the Lady Vols found out where they will be playing.

Tennessee (19-13) notched a No. 7 seed, which is an all-time low for the program in terms of tournament seeding. The Lady Vols will face 10th-seeded Green Bay in the opening round of the Sioux Falls, South Dakota region.

Green Bay comes into the contest with a 28-4 record, fresh off a dominant win over Milwaukee in the Horizon League championship game. Green Bay beat one of Tennessee’s SEC foes, Vanderbilt, back in November.

The game will be played in Tempe, Arizona, where the winner will advance to take on either the No. 2 seed, Arizona State, or the No. 15 seed, New Mexico State on Sunday.

Tip-off against Green Bay is set for Friday at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN2.

Featured image by Donald Page, courtesy of Tennessee Athletics 

Edited by Jordan Dajani

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Sports Editor, Cody McClure, has been with TNJN since January 2014. He is passionate about SEC football and basketball. To him, there's nothing better in life than game day in Neyland Stadium. Cody covers the SEC for Athlon Sports. Additionally, he co-hosts Rock Solid Sports for WUTK 90.3 FM on Fridays from 7-8 p.m. ET. Cody is also interning at Sports Radio WNML working under Jimmy Hyams. In his spare time, he plays golf, travels the country, and plays guitar, badly. Follow him on Twitter @CodyMcClureCFB.