Lady Vols edge LSU 69-66 in SEC to keep NCAA hopes alive

Lady Vols edge LSU 69-66 in SEC to keep NCAA hopes alive

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) ) — Evina Westbrook and Rennia Davis combined for 39 points, 27 in the second half, and Tennessee edged LSU 69-66 in a critical second-round game of the Southeastern Conference tournament on Thursday.

Both teams are considered on the bubble for the NCAA Tournament. A win was crucial, especially for Tennessee (19-11), which has never missed a tournament since the NCAA started running it for women’s basketball in 1982.

Tennessee faces regular-season champion and fifth-ranked Mississippi State in the quarterfinals on Friday.

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