Lady Vols Hold on to Beat UTC 59-57

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Diamond DeShields scored 17 points and made numerous big plays down the stretch Monday as No. 4 Tennessee hung on for a 59-57 victory over Chattanooga after squandering most of a 23-point lead.
DeShields was coming off a scoreless performance in a victory over No. 23 Syracuse. She had four points, an assist and a steal during a 6-2 run after Chattanooga had cut Tennessee’s lead to 53-51 with less than two minutes left.
Mercedes Russell had 13 points and Bashaara Graves added 10 points and 11 rebounds as Tennessee (4-0) earned its 26th straight home victory.
Queen Alford had 19 points to lead Chattanooga (3-2), which had beaten Tennessee two of the last three years.
Tennessee raced to a 19-2 lead and had a 23-point advantage in the second quarter before Chattanooga got back into the game with its defense and 3-point shooting.
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