DULUTH, Ga., – Despite trailing by double digits for a third straight game in the SEC tournament, the Lady Vols again clawed back in dramatic fashion, narrowly beating Kentucky, 71-70, at the Gwinnett Cetner for the programs 17th conference title on Sunday.
For second-year head coach Holly Warlick, this marked the first time she has raised the championship trophy since she was a senior point guard for Tennessee in the 1980-81 season.
"Winning an SEC Championship is an expectation," Warlick said after the game. "I tell these kids that it is expected. This is special because it's my first one, but I've been involved in so many they all felt special.