Meighan Simmonds poured in a game-high 25 54, at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Shekinna Stricklen posted 18 points and six rebounds for the Lady Vols (18-7, 9-3 SEC), who shot a sizzling 59 percent from the field for the victory.

Bria Goss led the way with 15 points for the Wildcats (21-4, 10-2), who shot only 33.3 percent in defeat. A'Dia Mathies contributed 12 points and four boards in a losing cause.

Tennessee used a 14-0 run late in the first half to establish control. The hosts were ahead 46-28 at the break and never looked back.