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Lady Vols hold practice session

Vicki Baugh, Alyssia Brewer, Alicia Manning

It was a national title game Pat Summitt could appreciate – lots of defense. Alyssia Brewer couldn't help but wonder what could have been had the Lady Vols taken care of business in Memphis. Tennessee took advantage of some court time Wednesday with the coaches and spent an hour in an up-tempo scrimmage-type session.

Alyssia Brewer senses a difference in these post-season practice and conditioning sessions. A year ago the emphasis was physical fitness and mental toughness – not that Heather Mason hasn't devised some more diabolical drills this spring – but the Lady Vols also are focusing more on basketball fundamentals and specific scrimmage situations with a clear idea of what needs to be fine-tuned as...

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