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Lady Vols ready to open SEC play
No. 5/5 Tennessee (11-1) squares off against No. 16/16 LSU (10-2) at 7:05 p.m. Eastern (TV: CSS; web stream on ESPN3.com) at Thompson-Boling Arena. LSU is coached by former Lady Vol Nikki Caldwell, an assistant coach at Tennessee when Candace Parker won two national titles in 2007 and 2008, so it is appropriate that she will be in the house when the No. 3 jersey is raised to the rafters in a pre-game ceremony beginning at 6:45 p.m. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. to accommodate what is expected to be a large crowd. "Just to be able to witness Candace, it's great," junior forward Cierra Burdick said. "She is a great player, obviously one of the best to ever play the game. It's awesome to be able to witness history. This banner is going to be hanging here until this arena goes down." After the banner event, the Lady Vols will have to refocus on the conference opener in what typically turns...
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