Lady Vols dismiss Northwestern State

By The Sports Network
March 22, 2014 - 8:12pm

Knoxville, TN ( - Isabelle Harrison, Meighan Simmons and
Mercedes Russell all scored 12 points to lead the Tennessee Volunteers to an
easy 70-46 victory over the Northwestern State Demons in the first round of
the NCAA Tournament at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Bashaara Graves hauled in 12 rebounds for the top-seeded Lady Vols (28-5), who will take on St. John's the second round on Monday.

For No. 16 seed Northwestern State (21-13), Trudy Armstead poured in 12 points and Beatrice Attura netted 11.

The Lady Vols were ice-cold out of the gates, shooting just 22.6 percent from the field in the first half, but Northwestern State wasn't