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#11 Lady Vols remain undefeated after beating Tennessee Tech

The Lady Vols are now 7-0 this season following 76-48 win over Golden Eagles
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Published: Dec. 1, 2021 at 4:21 PM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The #11 Lady Vols Basketball team remain undefeated after A 76-48 win TN Tech, a team they hadn’t played since 1991.

Tennessee (7-0) has now won nine consecutive games at Thompson-Boling Arena. That is its longest streak of the Kellie Harper era and longest since UT rattled off 11 straight from Feb. 19, 2017, to Jan. 7, 2018. The Lady Vols also have matched their longest win streak of the Harper era with the blemish-free start.

Junior center Tamari Key finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds, generating her fourth double-double of the season and tying her for the SEC lead in 2021-22. Graduate forward Alexus Dye led all scorers with 20 points on 10-of-15 shooting (66.7 percent), notching her best scoring output at Tennessee. She also grabbed nine rebounds. Sophomore guard/forward Tess Darby was red hot from deep, scoring 12 points of 4-on-6 (66.7 percent) shooting from three-point land.

NEXT GAME: The undefeated Lady Vols look to keep their winning ways going, as they take to the road for a battle with ACC foe RV/RV Virginia Tech. The sides will square off Sunday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m. ET at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Va. The game will be broadcast on ACC Network.

BLOCK PARTY: Junior Tamari Key had four blocks on the night, pulling within eight of Michelle Snow, who sits at No. 6 on the all-time career blocks list at UT with 194, and within nine of Mercedes Russell, who is fifth with 195. It also keeps Key’s career average at 4.0 bpg., which currently places her number one in school history. 

DARBY FOR THREEEEE: Sophomore Tess Darby knocked down a career-best four treys on the night, shooting four of six from behind the arc en route to a career-high 12 points. She is now nine of 16 over the last three games and has already surpassed her 2020-21 season total of seven. 

 DOUBLE TIMETamari Key logged her fourth double-double of the season against the Golden Eagles and UT’s eighth double-double performance of the year. A Lady Vol has recorded a double-double in every game thus far this season.   

DYE DIALED INAlexus Dye narrowly missed a double-double against Tennessee Tech, dropping 20 points and grabbing nine boards. It’s the most points she has scored as a Lady Vol and the 10th time in her NCAA career she has scored 20 or more.   

FRESHMEN SETTLING IN: Freshmen Brooklynn Miles and Karoline Striplin each carded career highs against the Golden Eagles, with Miles setting new highs in rebounds (5) and assists (4) and Striplin logging highs in points (6) and rebounds (5).

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