The Lady Vols will defend their home court tonight as they take on Auburn in a normally-exciting conference matchup. Tonight, the good gals are expected to win, mostly due to the huge roster turnover in Auburn, where they lose four starters from last year. But Auburn has a way of saving their best game for Tennessee (DeWanna Bonner should ring a bell for Lady Vols fans), and the current players would love nothing more than to salvage their 11-9 season with a major upset in TBA.
Angie Bjorlkund will be back in the starting lineup after a much improved performance against LSU on Sunday. Sydney Smallbone will continue to start for the Ladies in place of Taber Spani, who is still dealing with turf toe. Auburn will look for leadership from guard Alli Smalley, who leads the team in points and is second in assists. In the interior, KeKe Carrier will match up against Kelley Cain in a battle of the rights to the initials K.C. Carrier has logged 47 blocks already this year, and is the centerpiece of the Auburn defense in the interior. The Lady Tigers absolutely need a big game from Carrier tonight if they want to have a chance of keeping up with the Lady Vols.
Go Lady Vols!