No. 23 Lady Vols cruise past Eastern Kentucky 105-71

Nov 26, 2022, 11:23 PM | Updated: Nov 27, 2022, 1:38 pm

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rickea Jackson scored 15 points to lead a balanced attack and No. 23 Tennessee coasted to a 105-71 win over Eastern Kentucky on Sunday.

Jordan Horston added 14 points for the Lady Vols (4-4), Jillian Hollingshead and Tamari Key 13 each and Karoline Striplin 10. Jackson and Horston both had five assists and joined Hollingshead with eight rebounds.

Antwainette Walker scored 18 points for the Colonels (4-3).

Tennessee hit 6 of 10 3-pointers and had a 14-0 run in the first quarter to lead 33-11. The Lady Vols used their biggest quarter of the season to have their biggest half as Striplin scored eight points in the last 2:40 to push the score to 60-34.

Tennessee finished at 52% with eight 3s but was 9 of 19 from the foul line. A 62-31 rebounding advantage, including 25-11 on the offensive end, led to 34 second-chance points and 70 points in the paint.

The Lady Vols have a week off before facing No. 11 Virginia Tech next Sunday.

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