December 17, 2016

Cardinal vs Orange

The Stanford Cardinal and the Tennessee Lady Vols will meet tomorrow for the 34th time in a series that began in 1988.

The meeting between these storied rivals is always a big game and that's especially so this season.

The Cardinal is coming off a two-week finals break and needs this quality win to establish a strong position in the Pac-12. Tara says, "... not ideal scheduling, but it’s what we’ve got. We’ve been practicing well. I think we’ll play well.”

Tom Fitzgerald (San Francisco Chronicle) reports: Stanford women end 2-week break with game at Tennessee

To date, there hasn't been enough on Tennessee's resume to warrant a spot in the top 25. Charlie Creme (espnW) says, "Sunday's visit from the Cardinal is as big as any mid-December game can be."

Holly Warlick says, "Stanford is going to test us in every way. We’re going to see if we’re up to the challenge."

Dan Fleser (The Tennessean) reports: Holly Warlick, Lady Vols wishing big against Stanford

The game previews from the athletic departments are loaded with statistics about the rivalry:

Lady Vol Hoops Central: vs. #10 Stanford
Return at Rocky Top, Stanford back from finals break at Tennessee

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