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Meighan Simmons the wild card for the Tennessee Lady Vols' Final Four hopes

Tennessee Lady Vols fans entered this season calling it a "rebuilding" year.

They surprisingly won the SEC regular season title despite suffering some key injuries but then found themselves as the two-seed in the dominant Baylor Lady Bears' bracket.

Now, the Lady Vols find themselves in prime position to make the 2013 Final Four after the Louisville Cardinals knocked off the Baylor Lady Bears for them.

UT fans are seriously spoiled.

Chris Pendley of SB Nation's Rocky Top Talk summarized the feelings of the day and added a player to watch for tonight's game.

Meighan Simmons - you may have heard about her - has an insane shot when it's on and can beat a team singlehandedly in a half (see North Carolina). During the tournament? Well, she rolled a 1-15 against Oklahoma on Sunday; good luck assuming that won't improve. Simmons is the wild card; when she's on, it's game over. When it's not? Well, normally we'd say it's game over for Tennessee, but that 1-15 came in the last game of a single elimination tournament and we're still here, aren't we? It's not game over any more.

For more on the Lady Vols, check out RTT's women's basketball section. For more on the path to the Elite Eight in the Oklahoma City region, check out our storystream.