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News: Tennessee loses Isabelle Harrison to torn ACL

Tennessee received devastating news today where their fears were confirmed: Isabelle Harrison has torn her ACL. Harrison, an All-American candidate, will miss the rest of the season.

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Tennessee's victory over Kentucky was bittersweet as their best player, Isabelle Harrison, was injured in the second half.

Today, the Lady Vols' worst fears came to fruition, as they will lose their All-American candidate for the rest of the season with a torn ACL. Here's part of the press release on utsports.com:

Tennessee head women's basketball coach Holly Warlick confirmed Monday that senior Isabelle Harrison suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her right knee in the Lady Vols' contest vs. Kentucky on Sunday afternoon.

Harrison, a 6-foot-3 center from Nashville, was injured with 19:01 remaining in the second half and was helped from the floor. She is expected to miss the remainder of the season.

"My heart goes out to Izzy, because I know how hard she has worked to become the player she is," Warlick said. "She's meant so much to our program and is everything I want a Lady Vol to be. She will continue to be a valuable part of this team and provide great leadership for the remainder of the season.

"Our team and staff are extremely sad for her. We all know we need to keep carrying on the fight for her. She has a great future ahead of her, and we'll do everything we can to help encourage and support her comeback from this injury."

"I still want to be there for my team," Harrison said. "This season is not over, and I know my teammates will use this as motivation to pursue the ultimate goal. I will continue to get healthy, and I appreciate all the wishes and support I've received during this time."

Harrsion, a senior, was averaging 12.8 points and 9.1 rebounds. This is a huge blow to the Lady Vols as they are neck-and-neck with South Carolina for first place in the SEC.