Lady Vols survive score from Middle Tennessee 88-81 in OT

UT to call all teams Volunteers, phase out 'Lady' for women's (Image 1)
UT to call all teams Volunteers, phase out 'Lady' for women's (Image 1)

Sixteenth ranked Tennessee trailed for 35 minutes before rallying to beat Middle Tennessee 88-81 in overtime Wednesday night in Knoxville.

Tennessee took its first lead at 64-63 with just over four minutes to play and led by as many as five. Icelyn Elie hit a three-pointer with less than two seconds to play for the Blue Raiders to send the game to overtime.

Meghan Simmons scored 19 points for Tennessee (5-1). Graves collected 15 points and 12 rebounds.

Ebony Rowe recorded 19 points and 12 rebounds for Middle Tennessee.

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