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Defense buzzword for Lady Vols

Meighan Simmons, Isabelle Harrison defend

The Lady Vols have made it clear they intend to get to the Final Four this season and compete for a championship. Of course, that is the stated goal every preseason. What may be different this time is they truly realize it's their defense that would secure a spot in Denver.

The Lady Vols' downfall over the past two years, and especially last season, wasn't due to not being able to fill up the basket. The issue has been stopping the ball when the opponent has it. The Lady Vols shot a robust 46.6 percent from the field during the 2010-11 season. But an inability to sufficiently pressure the ball, especially when it was in the hands of guard Skylar Diggins, sent them... Recommended Stories

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