Battle of the UTs in Knoxville

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.- No. 1 Tennessee is looking to make a statement against the nation's other UT, No. 21 Texas this afternoon at Thompson-Boling arena.

Tennessee is coming off a 70-67 win over Oklahoma where Shannon Bobbitt and Candace Parker combined for 55 points. Texas has started out 2-0 and has outscored its two opponents by a 186-90 margin.

Texas coach Gail Goestenkors held a 5-4 record over the Lady Vols while at Duke and is the last coach to defeat Tennessee. Duke beat Tennessee 74-70 Jan. 22, 2007.

Her team hasn't had a lot of recent success against the Lady Vols however. Tennessee won last year's game in Austin, Texas 67-46.

Thousands of UT fans have come to see a bit of Lady Vols history, Tennessee is unveiling its seventh national championship banner today in the newly renovated Thompson-Boling arena. The team will also receive its championship rings. Lady Vol fans always come out in large numbers to support their women's team, and today's crowd looks to be especially big.

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