Lady Vols put season on the line against UCLA in NCAA Tourney

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WVLT) -- The Lady Vols (19-12, 7-9 SEC) are the No. 11 seed in the Albany Region and will meet No. 6 seed UCLA (20-12, 12-6 Pac-12) at College Park, Md., on Saturday in the first round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament.

Tip-off is slated for approximately 1 p.m. ET at the XFINITY Center on the University of Maryland campus. The game will be televised by ESPN2 and carried by the Lady Vol Radio Network.

In the other first round game in College Park, No. 3 seed Maryland (28-4) will meet No. 14 seed Radford (26-6) at 11 a.m. ET on Saturday. The winner of those games will advance to the second round and play in College Park on Monday. Tip time and TV info. are to be determined.

The Lady Vols enter the NCAA Tournament having won two of their past three and seven of their last 12. In the SEC Tournament at Greenville, S.C., on March 7 and 8, they defeated LSU, 68-66, in the second round and then fell in the quarterfinals to eventual champion No. 5/5 Mississippi State, 83-68.

The No. 20/24-ranked Bruins, meanwhile, are 5-3 in their last eight games and are coming off an overtime loss in the Pac-12 Tournament to No. 6/6 Oregon, 88-83, on March 9.