'Real' season begins today for the Lady Volunteers

Friday, March 2, 2001 at 1:00am

They finished the regular season ranked No. 1 in the nation and on a 17-game winning streak.

Today, the real season begins for the Tennessee Lady Volunteers, who are celebrating their unprecedented fourth consecutive SEC regular-season championship.

The Lady Vols, who traipsed through the Southeastern Conference regular season with a perfect 14-0 league mark, face the Alabama Crimson Tide women today at noon in their first game of the SEC Tournament at The Pyramid in Memphis.

Tennessee embarks on another postseason in search of its seventh national championship. The Lady Vols will likely earn a top regional seed no matter the outcome of the SEC Tournament but still come in as the favorite to win the league gathering.

Alabama advanced to a quarterfinal meeting with Tennessee by defeating Auburn, 59-55, in Thursday

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