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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Diamond DeShields had 28 points, 10 rebounds and six assists to lead No. 13 Tennessee to an 83-58 win over ETSU on Tuesday night.
Mercedes Russell added 15 for the Lady Vols (3-0), whose first appearance in Johnson City since 1981 drew an ETSU record 6,072 fans.
DeShields hit three 3-pointers and 8 of 12 shots overall as Tennessee shot 58 percent in the first half to take a 46-27 lead.
The Lady Vols finished at 56 percent despite making 6 of 17 3s after coming in 22 of 39 (56 percent) behind the arc. The biggest lead was 28 points in the third quarter.
Micah Norris had 13 points and Tianna Tarter 12 for the Buccaneers (1-1). ETSU shot just 31 percent and was outrebounded 40-30 as Tennessee had a 50-22 advantage on points in the paint.
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