Tennessee rolls over Alabama

Bashaara Graves finished with 19 points and eight rebounds as No. 9 Tennessee rolled over Alabama, 96-69, at Thompson- Boling Arena.

Meighan Simmons added 16 points and seven boards, while Taber Spani, Jasmine Jones and Isabelle Harrison each poured in 14 points for the Lady Vols (15-3, 6-0 SEC), who won their eighth straight game.

Daisha Simmons scored 19 points to pace Alabama (11-7, 1-4), which lost for the fourth time in five games.

Kaneisha Horn contributed a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds in defeat.

The teams traded baskets over the early portion of the game until Tennessee reeled off a 17-8 run to jump ahead, 35-25, with just under six minutes remaining in the first half.

Alabama netted the next five points to get back within 35-30, but the Lady Vols scored 14 of the final 19 points of the half to take a 49-35 advantage into the break.

The Crimson Tide never threatened in the second half as the Lady Vols gradually pulled away for the win.