With a group of talented seniors leading the way, Tennessee played just like everyone knew they could, and now face former Lady Vols player and assistant Nikki Caldwell and her LSU squad for the SEC championship.
DeWanna Bonner scored 26 points, and Auburn (No. 5 ESPN/USA Today, No. 6 AP) went on a 21-4 run at the start of the second half to rout Tennessee (No. 24 ESPN/USA Today, No. 19 AP) 80-58 on Saturday night in the semifinals of the SEC Tournament.
Jennifer O'Neill sank 3-pointers on each end of a 15-0 run early in the second half that gave Kentucky the lead, and the Wildcats rolled past Georgia 60-38 on Saturday night to earn a spot in the SEC tournament championship game.
Tennessee was going for a fourth straight SEC tournament title. Instead, Texas A&M used two Lady Vols' staples -- defense and rebounding -- to upset the No. 1 seed and advance to the championship game.
Angie Bjorklund scored 23 points, including seven 3-pointers, and No. 4 Tennessee hit a school- and tournament-record 16 3-pointers to beat No. 16 Kentucky 90-65 Sunday in the Southeastern Conference championship game.
Shekinna Stricklen scored 20 points and No. 4 Tennessee beat Kentucky (No. 18 ESPN/USA Today, No. 19 AP) 70-62 on Sunday to win the SEC tournament and possibly wrap up a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.
Dee Davis scored 19 points, including a crucial basket with 23 seconds left, to lead No. 13 Vanderbilt to a 51-45 victory over LSU (No. 10 ESPN/USA Today; No. 11 AP) in the Southeastern Conference tournament championship game on Sunday night.