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Basketball workouts get underway

Meighan Simmons was surprised by one thing in her first official workout as a Lady Vol – that Pat Summitt was so quiet. Lauren Avant, who committed to Tennessee as a 14-year-old, was thrilled that her dream to step on the court for the head coach had finally become a reality. The two newcomers add to a team that is steeped in talent and considers anything but a national title a letdown.

The key to any team cutting down the nets in April – this season the Women's Final Four will be in Indianapolis – is to stay healthy and the first bright spot of the 2010-11 season for Tennessee is that of the seven players who had some kind of injury last season or this summer all of them took the court Thursday afternoon at Pratt Pavilion. The one player who missed the individual workout...

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