Tennessee Lady Vols basketball

Tennessee Lady Vols basketball

The SEC women’s basketball schedule was released Wednesday and the Tennessee Lady Vols will kick off conference play on the road.

Each SEC team plays eight home and eight away games in a 16-game schedule. The Lady Vols will face Vanderbilt, Florida and Mississippi State – senior transfer Rickea Jackson’s former team – at home and away.

Tennessee will play at Florida on Dec. 29, starting off SEC play with a rematch in Gainesville. Last season it was a blowout upset for UT, losing 84-59 at Florida during the losing skid in February following Keyen Green’s injury. Tennessee’s SEC schedule ends on the road at Kentucky, the reigning SEC Tournament champions, on Feb. 26.

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The new year will start with a week of home games. Tennessee will host Alabama on Jan. 1 and Mississippi State on Jan. 5 before heading to Nashville on Jan. 8 to face Vanderbilt.

The television schedule and tipoff times will be announced at a later date.

Tennessee finished third in the SEC last season with an 11-5 conference record. The Lady Vols had a chance to finish second in the final conference game, but fell to LSU at home. South Carolina won the regular season championship, dropping only one game in SEC play to Missouri.

The 2022-23 season will begin on the road for Tennessee at Ohio State on Nov. 8., followed by home games against UMass and Indiana. Tennessee will also host Virginia Tech, UCF and UConn at home in nonconference matchups. The Lady Vols’ only other away nonconference game is at Stanford on Dec. 18.

Tennessee Lady Vols’ SEC schedule

Dec. 29: at Florida

Jan. 1: Alabama

Jan. 5: Mississippi State

Jan. 8: at Vanderbilt

Jan. 12: at Texas A&M

Jan. 15: Georgia

Jan. 19: Florida

Jan. 22: at Missouri

Jan. 30: at LSU

Feb. 2: Ole Miss

Feb. 6: at Mississippi State

Feb. 12: Vanderbilt

Feb. 16: at Arkansas

Feb. 19: Auburn

Feb. 23: South Carolina

Feb. 26: at Kentucky