10th ranked Lady Vols return to action Friday night

Knoxville, Tenn. (WVLT)-- In the midst of a four-game home stand, Tennessee welcomes Murray St. to town for a Friday night contest at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tip-off is slated for 7:02 p.m.

This marks the return to the hardwood for both squads after they last played on Dec. 21 before going on holiday break. The Lady Vols beat in-state opponent ETSU, 80-61, last Friday night in Knoxville.

The Racers, meanwhile, dropped their second straight game and fifth in the past six contests when they fell at Kentucky, 88-49, last Friday afternoon. UT is the third Power Five team MSU has met this season, with the Racers falling to Illinois, 84-52, on Dec. 11 before dropping the game with UK.

This is the first meeting ever between these schools and the 76th time the Lady Vols have met a current member of the Ohio Valley Conference. UT is 54-21 vs. squads in that league.