- Associated Press - Sunday, February 19, 2017

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jaime Nared scored 19 points Sunday as Tennessee overcame the absence of leading scorer Diamond DeShields in a 59-46 victory over Arkansas.

DeShields left the court on a stretcher Thursday after her head collided with the body of an Alabama player in Tennessee’s 65-57 loss. Lady Volunteers coach Holly Warlick said after Sunday’s game that DeShields’ status is day-to-day and added that “I don’t think it is something that she’ll be out for a long time.”

Alexa Middleton scored 17 points for Tennessee (17-10, 8-6 SEC) on Sunday. Mercedes Russell had 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Jessica Jackson had 18 points and Malica Monk added 11 for Arkansas (13-14, 2-12), which lost its eighth straight.

Arkansas guard Bailey Zimmerman left the game after colliding with Russell in the first half. Arkansas coach Jimmy Dykes said Zimmerman got six stitches for a cut above an eye.


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