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Lady Vols romp in exhibition opener

Alicia Manning (Danny Parker photo)

The visiting team wore "We Back Pat" T-shirts, and the home head coach visited the opponent's locker room after the game, but other than that it was a typical exhibition opener for Tennessee basketball with Pat Summitt on the sideline and a 105-40 win over Carson-Newman.

All three Tennessee freshmen made their debut, including point guard Ariel Massengale, who entered the game with 8:35 remaining in the first half. The team physician had cleared her Monday for contact after Massengale suffered a concussion on three weeks ago, causing her to miss most of practice in the month of October. Massengale was a tad winded and a little rusty – she had been on the court... Recommended Stories