KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee point guard Alexis Hornbuckle is out for the season after breaking her right wrist against Vanderbilt.
"Obviously, we are devastated by the loss of Alexis," Tennessee coach Pat Summitt said Monday.
Hornbuckle broke her wrist Sunday when she dove for the ball in the first half of No. 5 Tennessee's 70-67 win over No. 22 Vanderbilt.
"She shook it off and played on sheer adrenaline for the rest of the game," Tennessee trainer Jenny Moshak said.
The wrist was re-examined after the game, and X-rays Monday confirmed the break.
The 5-foot-11 guard averaged 10.4 points, 5.4 rebounds and a team-leading 3.9 assists while starting 24 of 25 games.
"She has played a key role for us this season," Summitt said. "Now, it's time for this team to step up and find out what they are made of."
The Lady Vols (22-3, 8-2 Southeastern Conference) travel to No. 13 Georgia on Thursday.