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Postgame Notes: No. 6 Tennessee 90, Chattanooga 47



Jan. 3, 2012

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Numbers of Interest
1: Kamiko Williams (No. 4) made her first appearance of 2011-12 for the Lady Vols after recovering from surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

3: With 10 points and 13 rebounds against Chattanooga, Glory Johnson put up her third-consecutive double-double, adding to her performances against ODU and Auburn.

10: All ten available Lady Vols saw action in the first half versus the Lady Mocs. Additionally, each Tennessee player scored in the contest.

16: The Lady Vols held Chattanooga to 16 first half points in the win -- the lowest first half total for a Tennessee opponent this year (previously 19 points by Middle Tennessee).

30: With the early score 10-8 Lady Vols, Tennessee went on a 30-point run to pull away from Chattanooga. The 30-0 stretch spanned 12 minutes of game time.

To Note
The Series
• With the win Tennessee moves to 25-6 in the all-time series versus Chattanooga dating back to the 1924 season.
• The triumph adds to UT's recent successes against Chattanooga; the Lady Vols have won 19 consecutive games between the sister schools. The Lady Mocs last topped the Lady Vols on Jan. 26, 1973.

For Starters
• Today's starters: senior Glory Johnson, senior Alicia Manning, senior Shekinna Stricklen, sophomore Meighan Simmons and freshman Ariel Massengale.
• This is the third game in which the Lady Vols have taken to the court with this starting five. They sport a 3-0 record with those five lining up for the opening tip.

Familiar Faces
• UT fans might recognize a familiar face in the Chattanooga line-up wearing number 34. Knoxville's Faith Dupree (The Webb School) originally signed with the Lady Vols and sat out her rookie year at UT with back problems in 2009-10. Dupree led Chattanooga with 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting.

Stricklen Start Streak
• Lady Vol senior Shekinna Stricklen has the nation's longest starting streak. Including today, Stricklen has started 117 consecutive games.

Chalk Talk
At the Half
• The Lady Vols led at halftime for the 10th time this season. They have trailed in one contest and were tied at the break in the other two games.
• Taking a 34-point lead into the locker room, the Lady Vols topped their previous season best for halftime lead -- a 30-point advantage over Old Dominion (12/28).
• Tennessee tied its season-high scoring effort for a first half with 50 points against UTC (also vs. ODU 12/28) and held Chattanooga to 16 points -- a season-low for UT opponents (previously 19 points by MTSU 11/29).
• Tennessee is now 10-0 when it leads going into the locker room.

Board Game
• Tennessee led the board game for the ninth time in 2011-12, pulling down 55 boards to Chattanooga's 28 rebounds.
• Tennessee's rebounding margin of 27 marked its highest of the season.
• The Lady Vols converted second chance opportunities to the tune of 30 points; on the season they have tallied 232 second chance points while surrendering 161 to opponents.

Shooting Shapes Up
• After shooting 32.3 percent from the floor in the win against Auburn, the Lady Vols came back to shoot 47.5 percent from the floor against the Lady Mocs.
• Tennessee rode a 30-0 run in the first half to open up a 32-point lead on the Lady Mocs and never looked back, with the largest lead of 46 points coming with 23 seconds remaining in the game.

Lady Vols Lookin' Good
Double Dipping
• Four Lady Vols posted double-digit scoring efforts against Auburn: Massengale (19), Harrison (13), Johnson (10) and Simmons (10). Johnson put up a double-double for the third-consecutive game, pushing her career total to 28.
• She put up 10 points and pulled down 13 rebounds in the winning effort for the Lady Vols.

Massengale Perfect
• Freshman Ariel Massengale was a perfect 6-of-6 from the floor, 4-of-4 from three in the contest, earning herself AutoZone Player of the Game honors.
• Totaling 19 points against the Lady Mocs, she set a career high for points and tied her career-best mark for field goals made with six.

Kamiko Makes A Comeback
• The game marked the return of junior guard Kamiko Williams, who missed the first 12 games recovering from a torn ACL. Williams played 16 minutes and had two points, four assists, two steals and three rebounds.

Hey There, Harrison
• Freshman Isabelle Harrison put up a career-high 13 points against the Lady Mocs on 5-of-12 shooting. Her five field goals in the contest also tied a career high.

Rounded Effort
• All 10 available Lady Vols saw action in the first half for Tennessee.
• Each Big Orange player who took the floor scored for UT, marking the third time this season the Lady Vols have boasted 10 scorers.

On the Horizon
Approaching 1,100 Wins
• 19 more wins will put Summitt at her next victory milestone: 1,100 Ws.

Elite Company
Glory Johnson needs 30 rebounds to reach the 1,000 career boards plateau, making her the fourth in school history to tally 1,000 pts. and 1,000 reb.

Up Next
• UT stays at home against Georgia Jan. 5 in Thompson-Boling Arena before hitting the road again for a contest at Arkansas Jan. 8.

 

 

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