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SEC WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT - 2nd ROUND - Bridgestone Arena - Nashville, TN

Last-second 3-pointer sends Lady Vols to quarterfinals

2100 days ago
Associated Press
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee freshman Rennia Davis scored 16 points and banked in a 3-pointer from the left wing with a half-second left, lifting No. 7 seed Tennessee to a 64-61 win over No. 10 seed Auburn in the second round of the SEC Tournament.

There were 13 ties and 15 lead changes in the game.

The last tie came when Daisa Alexander caught an errant UT inbounds pass with 21.8 seconds to go and turned that into a drive down the lane, making it 61-61 with 11.2 seconds remaining.

Jaime Nared led Tennessee (24-6) with 17 points but missed the last half of the fourth quarter after falling hard under the basket. Mercedes Russell had 12 points and 15 rebounds, going 10 for 10 from the foul line.

Auburn made 4 of 5 free throws while Tennessee went 20 of 24.

Janiah McKay had 24 points for Auburn (14-15), including a half-court buzzer-beater to give the Tigers a 38-35 advantage at the half.

The Lady Vols face No. 2 seed South Carolina in the quarterfinals Friday at 7 p.m. ET on SEC Network.