Posted November 25, 2012 on
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Meighan Simmons scored 12 points and five of her teammates also reached double figures Sunday as No. 20 Tennessee defeated Alcorn State 90-37 in Lady Braves coach Tonya Edwards' return to her alma mater.
Edwards played on Tennessee's first two national championship teams in 1987 and 1989. She was named the most outstanding player of the 1987 Final Four. The Alcorn State coach received a loud ovation from the Thompson-Boling Arena crowd during pregame introductions.
Tennessee has won four straight games since opening the season with an 80-71 loss at Chattanooga in Warlick's head coaching debut.
Bashaara Graves, Isabelle Harrison, Jasmine Jones, Nia Moore and Taber Spani scored 10 points each for Tennessee (4-1). Tierro Frost scored a team-high nine points for Alcorn State (0-4).
Tennessee never trailed and put the game out of reach by going on a 17-0 run that started in the final minute of the first half and lasted through the first four minutes of the second half.
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The first sign it wasn’t a regular game in the regular season was the sight of Holly Warlick escorting the visiting coach to see Pat Summitt before tipoff. Go inside with InsideTennessee for analysis of the Lady Vol win over Alcorn State.
When Alcorn State coach Tonya Edwards walks onto the court Sunday, she hopes Lady Vol fans will greet her warmly. They should. She’s part of the reason two banners hang in the arena. Go inside with InsideTennessee to get ready for the game.
The Lady Vols shook off some post-Thanksgiving malaise and pasted Alcorn State, as Holly Warlick made use of all 11 players on the roster in the 90-37 win. Go inside for game story, analysis and videos.