No. 11 Tennessee women outlast UAB 73-69 in overtime
BIMINI, Bahamas (AP) — Rennia Davis scored 18 points, Evina Westbrook added 16 and Kasiyanha Kushkituah had 13 as No. 11 Tennessee rallied from a 12-point fourth-quarter deficit before winning 73-69 in overtime over UAB on Saturday.
Tennessee (5-0) claimed the Junkanoo Division of the Junkanoo Jam, and Davis was named the tournament MVP.
Tied at 65 with 31 seconds left in regulation, Westbrook dribbled down the clock, drove the lane and passed it to the corner for a 3-pointer that was off the mark. Meme Jackson grabbed the offensive rebound, but her last-second shot didn’t hit the rim at the buzzer sounded.
Kushkitauh gave the Lady Vols their first lead since the first half at 70-67 with a 3-point play with 46.2 seconds left in overtime.
Rachael Childress and Katelyn Thomas scored 19 points each for UAB (4-1), which took a 20-13 lead after the first quarter though the Lady Vols took a brief one-point edge in the second quarter before the Blazers went back up 38-29 at halftime with an 8-0 run.
Tennessee survived a poor-shooting day at the line, making just 9 of 22 free throws.