UTC's Lakelyn Bouldin still adapting to death of her dad

UTC's Lakelyn Bouldin (33) shoots foul shots. The Hampton Pirates visited the Chattanooga Mocs in NCAA women's basketball action at McKenzie Arena on December 28, 2017.

"It's like I'm lost. In a nightmare, in a daze constantly."

Lakelyn Bouldin recalls a conversation she had with her father on Feb. 25, one day before he was killed in a car accident.

Kevin Bouldin was working on the family farm in Spencer, Tennessee, and had just fixed a fence that had been broken.

"He said, 'I really didn't want to go out there and fix that fence today, but I did,'" Lakelyn recalled last week. "Sometimes you've just got to tell yourself to put one foot in front of the other and you've just got to push through. No matter how bad you don't want to or how hard it is, you've got to keep pushing.

"That's my motto from here on out.