July 17, 2024

Around the SEC: Women’s basketball weekly recap

See what’s been happening in the SEC this past week (1/24-1/30) including scores and other news.

GAINESVILLE, FL - JANUARY 26, 2017 - Jordan Reynolds #0 of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers during the game between the Tennessee Lady Volunteers and the Florida Gators in Gainesville, FL. Photo By Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics

Tennessee goes 2-0 on the week, including big upset

The Lady Vols (14-7, 5-3 SEC) closed out the week with a huge 76-74 upset over No. 4 ranked South Carolina. Tennessee snapped the Gamecocks’ 12-game winning streak and gave South Carolina its first conference loss at home since 2013.

The Lady Vols received help from junior guard Jaime Nared, who converted on a pair of clutch free throws late to seal the win. Nared recorded a career-high 27 points along with five rebounds and three assists. Diamond DeShields also contributed by continuing her hot streak, scoring 21 points as well as snagging eight rebounds and five assists.

Earlier in the week, Tennessee defeated Florida, 84-75. The Lady Vols were once again led by Nared and DeShields, who scored 16 and 27 points respectively. The pair of victories brought Tennessee’s winning streak to three games as they head into a home contest against LSU on Thursday night.

Missouri continues win streak

The Missouri Tigers (16-7, 6-3 SEC) went 2-0 this past week with wins over Auburn and No. 25 Kentucky.

In Mizzou’s 68-53 win over Auburn, sophomore forward Cierra Porter tallied 27 points and nine rebounds. Porter received help from guards Lindsey Cunningham and Amber Smith, as the trio of players combined to score 53 of the Tigers’ 68 points.

Missouri capped off the week with a 73-67 upset victory over No. 25 Kentucky for its fourth win in a row. The victory catapulted the Tigers ahead of Kentucky for third place in the SEC, which they accomplished thanks to a balanced attack against the Wildcats. In the upset, four players scored double digits, including 19 points from senior guard Sierra Michaelis. On Sunday, Missouri travels to Starkville to take on No. 5-ranked Mississippi State.

LSU responds after three-game slide

After a rough three-game losing streak that included games against South Carolina, Kentucky and Texas A&M, LSU (15-6, 4-4 SEC) responded well by winning its only game this week.

This week, the Tigers defeated Arkansas for the second time this season, 53-46. The game pushed LSU’s home record to 10-3 on the year, with two of its losses coming at the hands of great teams in UConn and South Carolina. The Tigers were led by Raigyne Moncrief, who scored 12 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and recorded seven steals. In total, LSU forced 22 Arkansas turnovers and scored 23 points off of those turnovers. The Tigers held Arkansas’ leading scorer, Jessica Jackson, to only 15 points. Next, LSU travels to Knoxville to take on the Lady Vols on Thursday.

 

Results

Alabama Crimson Tide – L 87-80 @ Vanderbilt, L 66-55 vs Auburn

Arkansas Razorbacks – L 53-46 @ LSU

Auburn Tigers – L 69-53 @ Missouri, W 66-55 @ Alabama

Florida Gators – L 84-75 vs Tennessee, W 93-73 @ Vanderbilt

Georgia Bulldogs – L 62-44 vs South Carolina, L 69-62 @ Ole Miss

Kentucky Wildcats – W 89-57 vs Ole Miss, L 73-67 @ Missouri

LSU Tigers – W 53-46 vs Arkansas

Mississippi State Bulldogs – W 71-61 vs Texas A&M

Missouri Tigers – W 68-53 vs Auburn, W 73-67 vs Kentucky

Ole Miss Rebels – L 89-57 @ Kentucky, W 69-62 vs Georgia

South Carolina Gamecocks – W 62-44 @ Georgia, L 76-74 vs Tennessee

Tennessee Volunteers – W 84-75 @ Florida, W 76-74 @ South Carolina

Texas A&M Aggies – L 71-61 @ Mississippi State

Vanderbilt Commodores – W 87-80 vs Alabama, L 93-73 vs Florida

 

Edited by David Bradford

Featured image by Donald Page, courtesy of Tennessee Athletics