Tennessee won't get the chance to play for a national title in its home state. The Lady Vols instead are watching the Final Four from home once again.
The top-seeded Lady Vols' 73-62 loss to No. 4 seed Maryland in Sunday's Louisville Regional semifinals left Tennessee out of the Final Four for a sixth straight year. Tennessee had reached the Final Four 18 times and had won eight national titles from 1982-2008.
This year's exit was particularly painful for Tennessee (29-6) because the Final Four's in Nashville, a three-hour drive from Tennessee's campus.
The loss to Maryland ended a string of three straight regional final appearances and marked the third time in this six-year Final Four drought that Tennessee had fallen short as a No. 1 seed.