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Turnovers bothering No. 6 Lady Vols during difficult stretch

(AP Photo/Robert Franklin)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Perhaps the biggest lesson Tennessee has learned in its stretch of four straight games against ranked opponents involves reducing its soaring turnover totals.

The sixth-ranked Lady Vols must correct that problem soon as they attempt to close this tough four-game run by moving into a tie for first place in the Southeastern Conference.

Three days after committing 28 turnovers to blow a 23-point lead at No. 5 Notre Dame , Tennessee (16-2, 4-1 SEC) is back home Sunday to face No. 3 Mississippi State (19-0, 5-0). Tennessee has the second-highest turnover total in the SEC, while Mississippi State leads the conference in turnover margin.

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AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Connecticut17-0
2 Louisville20-0
3 Mississippi State19-0
4 Baylor16-1
5 Notre Dame17-2
6 Tennessee16-2
7 Oregon17-3
8 Ohio State16-3
9 Texas14-3
10 South Carolina15-3
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RPI Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Connecticut17-0
2 Notre Dame17-2
3 Mississippi State19-0
4 Louisville20-0
5 Florida State17-2
6 Ohio State16-3
7 Oregon17-3
8 Tennessee16-2
9 UCLA14-4
10 Texas14-3
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