Before the Lady Vols took the practice court Monday, they watched their defensive possessions against Connecticut. <p> The 68-67 victory Saturday in Hartford put a bounce in their step during practice, but the film session reminded them there's a lot of work to do.
January 10, 2005
Rutgers will have its star player back for Wednesday's game against Tennessee. The Lady Vols' star-in-waiting will have to wait a little longer. <p> Cappie Pondexter, a senior guard for the Scarlet Knights, will make her season debut against Tennessee, after missing Rutgers' first eight games for personal reasons.
December 28, 2004
It was loud Monday at the Lady Vols basketball practice. And it wasn't the voice of coach Pat Summitt. It was her players. <p> Shouts of encouragement. Entreaties to play defense. Kudos for good shots. All in all, a lot of communication on the court.
December 7, 2004
Tennessee Lady Vols guard Sa'de Wiley-Gatewood is expected to return to practice Dec. 9 and could be back in uniform for the Rutgers game Dec. 29. <p> Wiley-Gatewood, who has been sidelined since mid-October with patellar tendonitis, will spend the next 10 days working on conditioning and shooting drills and then will join her teammates on the practice floor.
November 29, 2004
The Tennessee Lady Vols returned to the practice court Monday afternoon and worked on their half-court offense. The screens were solid, the cuts were crisp, the passes were accurate, and the shots fell from the perimeter and the paint. <p> In other words, the offensive execution looked nothing like it did Sunday against N.C. State in the Jimmy V Classic. Although Tennessee won 64-54, to go 2-0 on the season, coach Pat Summitt described the game as "kind of your worst nightmare."
November 22, 2004