Diamond DeShields scored 24 points, Mercedes Russell added 12 and the Tennessee women's basketball team completed its improbable run to the Sweet 16 by beating Arizona State, 75-64, Sunday night in Tempe, Ariz.
Inconsistent all season, the Lady Vols (21-13) played like a national power not the No. 7 seed in the Sioux Falls Regional, controlling the paint to reach the Sweet 16 for the 34th time in 35 seasons. They've never lost in the second round.
Tennessee shot 52% and outscored Arizona State 42-27 inside to earn a spot in South Dakota on Friday against Ohio State.
Russell scored all 12 of her points in the first half and DeShields,...