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Angie Bjorklund with Mickie DeMoss on Tuesday

The Lady Vols scrimmaged Tuesday against the same sets of male practice players that had befuddled them Saturday with their speed, height and athleticism, and this time they communicated on defense, spaced better on offense, got on the boards and held their own. The improvement was apparent by the shouts of "Good job!" by the coaches when practice ended.

On Saturday, the Tennessee coaches loaded up the male squads with the stoutest collection of talent ever assembled for team practice purposes. The Lady Vols were affected by the size – even the 6'2 Shekinna Stricklen had a taller point guard on her – reach and speed of the players, who had them on their heels. Tuesday's effort was much better, especially after a film session Monday that pointed...

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