FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — If Tennessee’s Isabelle Harrison pulls off her warm-up suit today and heads for the scorer’s table, Lady Vols coach Holly Warlick intends to restrain herself.
“I won’t trip her,” she joked.
Seriously, Warlick hopes that Harrison does report for duty against Arkansas (TV: MyVLT, 2 p.m.) after missing the last six games. The 6-foot-3 sophomore center underwent surgery on Feb. 1 to address the lateral meniscus in her left knee. She hasn’t played since going down in the first half against Notre Dame on Jan. 28.
“We’ll see how she does after this practice,” Warlick said after the team’s workout Saturday at Bud Walton Arena. “I’m kind of hopeful she’ll be able to play.”
Harrison, returned to practice on Tuesday. She is averaging 10 points and 8.3 rebounds per game, starting 17 of the 19 games in which she’s played. She leads the team in blocks (40).