Maddening reply

When asked about Tennessee leading scorer Nia Moore playing just five minutes against Texas, teammate Jordan Reynolds defended the Lady Vols coaches. The sophomore guard probably could’ve chosen her words more carefully, however.

“Whatever our coaches do, there’s a reason behind their madness,” Reynolds said. “So whatever they did, there’s a reason why they didn’t play Moore or something. Whatever their mentality was, we just stuck with them. We’re Tennessee, we’re going to stick together.”

— Chattanooga’s follow-up to its upset of Tennessee was a 57-52 loss at Arkansas State Monday night. The Mocs fell behind by 16 points. Guard Keiana Gilbert, who looked like an All-American in scoring 27 points against the Lady Vols, had 15 against Arkansas State.