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Lady Vols wrap up initial sessions

Meighan Simmons, Lauren Avant at practice

The Lady Vols took advantage of a new rule allowing an earlier start to official practice and after four consecutive sessions will now take off four days for the fall break. The initial sessions were noteworthy because of the advanced level of practice plans as Tennessee put in new offenses and defenses, worked in shooting drills and free throws and often got finished in under two hours.

Tennessee also got good medical news Wednesday when it was determined after an evaluation that sophomore guard/forward Taber Spani had just tweaked her left knee in Sunday's session and was expected to be good to go at practice next week. Jenny Moshak, the team's chief of sports medicine, sent Spani into the fall break with some instructions for knee care. "The swelling had gone down...

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