Warlick misses Lady Vols’ shootaround with illness

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee coach Holly Warlick missed the Lady Vols’ Saturday morning shootaround with an illness, but she rejoined her team for its Saturday afternoon NCAA tournament first-round game with Northwestern State.

Warlick was with her team on the Thompson-Boling Arena floor for the national anthem. Tennessee officials said through the women’s basketball program’s official Twitter account that Warlick was believed to be suffering from food poisoning earlier in the day.

The Lady Vols (27-5) are the top seed in the Louisville Regional. The winner of Saturday’s game between Tennessee and No. 16 seed Northwestern State (21-12) faces either No. 8 seed St. John’s (22-10) or No. 9 seed Southern California (22-12) in a second-round game at Thompson-Boling Arena.

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