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Lady Vols' Diamond DeShields taken off court on stretcher

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Tennessee guard Diamond DeShields was carted off the court after a first-quarter collision Thursday night in the Lady Volunteers' game against Alabama. DeShields' head hit the body of an Alabama player about four minutes into the game. The 6-foot-1 junior guard left the court on a stretcher and was taken to a hospital. During a halftime interview on television, Tennessee coach Holly Warlick said it was a precautionary measure. DeShields entered the game averaging a team-high 18 points as well as 6.7 rebounds and 3.6 assists.

Tennessee ended up losing the game to Alabama 65-57. The loss drops the Lady Vols to 16-10 overall and 7-6 in the SEC.

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