On Sunday the Commodores bounced back to beat Auburn after a loss at Florida, and remained unbeaten in the friendly confines of Memorial Gymnasium. Vanderbilt used a 16-1 second-half run to erase a 41-31 Auburn lead. Abi Ramsey scored a game-high 20 points with 14 coming in the first half.
Tennessee (14-1, 4-0 SEC), led by head coach Pat Summitt in her 30th season at the helm of UT's program, is fresh off a 72-51 win over Alabama on Sunday.
Vanderbilt will be looking to break a four-game losing streak to UT, and attempting to win in Knoxville for the first time in 19 tries. Thursday's game marks the 1,000th career game for Summitt. Entering the game she is 835-164 all-time and 39-6 against Vanderbilt.
In last Sunday's 72-51 win over Alabama, UT held the Tide to 35.6 percent shooting from the floor and 21.4 percent-- 14 percent below their average-- from behind the 3-point arc. The Lady Vols were led by their inside duo of Shyra Ely (18 points, 7 rebounds) and Ashley Robinson (12 points, 7 rebounds.
Tennessee has won the last four games in the series, including both meetings last season. Thursday's game will be the first of two meetings this year. UT will visit Memorial Gymnasium on Sunday, Feb. 15, in a game televised by Comcast.