KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Alexa Middleton scored a career-high 21 points as No. 13 Tennessee capitalized on sizzling 3-point shooting Sunday to beat Navy 85-55 and win a home opener for the 17th consecutive season.
Tennessee (2-0) hasn't lost a home opener since a 69-64 decision against Louisiana Tech in 1999.
The Lady Volunteers shot 12 of 14 from 3-point range, with Middleton going 6 of 7. After connecting on just 25.4 percent of its 3-pointers last season, Tennessee has made 56.4 percent (22 of 39) of its 3-point attempts this season.
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Mercedes Russell had 18 points and 10 rebounds for Tennessee. Jordan Reynolds had 12 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Diamond DeShields added 14 points.
Ashanti Kennedy scored 16 points and Taylor Dunham added 14 for Navy (0-2).
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