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Vicki Baugh back to basketball

Vicki Baugh

The sight of Vicki Baugh sprinting the floor, hitting layups in transition, blocking shots and directing traffic in the paint brings smiles to the faces of the coaches not just because her absence was one of the single biggest factors in the Lady Vols' struggles but also because they admire so much what the fifth-year player has overcome.

Vicki Baugh was a major factor off the bench in the 2008 postseason – Candace Parker and Nicky Anosike anchored the inside – and was poised for a breakout season as a sophomore, especially with the wholesale departure of Tennessee's starting lineup. But a drive to the basket in the second half of the national championship game ended with Baugh hitting the layup and then collapsing on the baseline...

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