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Lady Vols Face Green Bay In NCAA Tournament

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Posted at 6:59 PM, Mar 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-14 19:59:45-04

 A different kind of season for Tennessee has led to a different type of atmosphere for the release of the NCAA Tournament brackets.

Tennessee has its lowest seed in NCAA Tournament history. The Lady Volunteers (19-13) are the No. 7 seed in the Sioux Falls Region and will face No. 10 seed Green Bay (28-4) in a first-round game Friday at Tempe, Arizona.

Tennessee's previous low seed was a No. 5 seed in 2009. The Lady Vols lost an opening-round game to Ball State in Bowling Green, Kentucky, that season.

Tennessee traditionally has learned its postseason draw at a celebration that was open to the media. During former coach Pat Summitt's tenure, the Lady Volunteers often watched the announcement at her home.

The event has been held either on campus or at the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville since Holly Warlick took over the program in 2012.

This year, the Lady Vols are watching the announcement in private at Pratt Pavilion, the team's practice facility. Warlick and two players are scheduled to speak to the media after the draw is released.

Tennessee (19-13) set a school single-season record for losses this year.