Lady Vols defeat Kansas, advance to Elite Eight

9:52 PM, Mar 24, 2012   |    comments
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Meighan Simmons scored 22 points off the bench and Tennessee rallied to beat 11th-seeded Kansas 84-73 and advance to its second straight regional final.

Glory Johnson added 18 points Saturday for the second-seeded Lady Vols (27-8), who'll meet the winner of Georgia Tech-Baylor on Monday night for a spot in the Final Four.

The Lady Vols trailed by as many as 14 points in the first half, but they cut it to five by the break. Tennessee took the lead for good with a 19-9 run to open the second half, as Simmons had 16 points in the final 20 minutes.

Angel Goodrich had a game-high 23 points and Aishah Sutherland had 19 for Kansas (21-13), which fell to 0-3 in regional semifinals.

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