TENNESSEE 79, OKLAHOMA STATE 69
No. 12 Tennessee took a big first-quarter lead and held off multiple rallies from Oklahoma State, locking down on defense in the final moments to secure the victory and move to 5-0 on the season.
The Lady Vols were paced by senior leaders Mercedes Russell (25 points, eight rebounds) and Jaime Nared (21 points, 10 rebounds), with the team shooting 53 percent from the field and hold OSU to 38 percent. Rennia Davis had 12 points, and Anastasia Hayes came through with 10 points and five assists.
Oklahoma State got another huge night from senior guard Loryn Goodwin, who finished with 29 points and three assists. The Cowgirls were just 5-of-21 from 3-point range and also struggled to hit free throws, going just 12-of-22 there.
OSU got within two points in the third quarter, but Tennessee never gave up the advantage; the Lady Vols also had a 41-33 edge in rebounding.