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Lady Vols defeat UMass 74-65 for first win of the season

Tennessee women's basketball took care of business in its home opener, but star Jordan Horston went down with and injury during the contest.
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Tennessee forward Rickea Jackson (2) celebrates a basket with guard Jasmine Powell (15) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Massachusetts on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, in Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee won 74-65. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Lady Vols picked up their first win of the season over UMass in Thompson-Boling Arena on Thursday night, but the 74-65 victory came at a cost.

Tennessee star Jordan Horston went down early in the second quarter after colliding with a Minutewomen defender. She held her knee in pain as a concerned crowd looked on, and had to be helped off the court. 

Horston did not return to the game, and was not on the bench for the remainder of the contest.

The Lady Vols' depth proved pivotal in the matchup. 13 players saw action in the team’s home-opener and Rickea Jackson led the way with 24 points, 11 rebounds.

Tennessee returns to action for a Top-25 battle against current No. 11 Indiana on Monday, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. inside Thompson-Boling Arena.

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