Jan. 8, 2012
Numbers of Interest
4: Glory Johnson became the fourth Lady Vol to join the 1,000 point, 1,000 rebound club with 14 rebounds against Arkansas.
11: The Lady Vols allowed only 11 points in the first half, tied for the fifth-lowest in Lady Vol opponent history and the fewest since giving up 11 to South Carolina Feb. 1, 2007.
18.2: The Lady Vols held Arkansas to 18.2 percent shooting in the contest (10-of-55), the lowest of a Tennessee opponent this season.
36: The triumph adds to UT's recent successes in the Southeastern Conference; the Lady Vols have won 36 consecutive games in the SEC.
119: Lady Vol senior Shekinna Stricklen has the nation's longest starting streak. Including today, Stricklen has started 119 consecutive games.
With the win Tennessee moves to 23-1 in the all-time series versus Arkansas dating back to the 1991-92 season. Tennessee has won the last 18 meetings against the Razorbacks.
The triumph adds to UT's recent successes in the Southeastern Conference; the Lady Vols have won 36 consecutive games in the SEC.
Today's starters: senior Glory Johnson, senior Alicia Manning, senior Shekinna Stricklen, sophomore Meighan Simmons and freshman Ariel Massengale.
This is the fifth game in which the Lady Vols have taken to the court with this starting five. They sport a 5-0 record with those five lining up for the opening tip.
Stricklen Start Streak
Lady Vol senior Shekinna Stricklen has the nation's longest starting streak. Including today, Stricklen has started 119 consecutive games.
At the Half
The Lady Vols led at halftime for the 12th time this season. They have trailed in one contest and were tied at the break in the other two games.
Tennessee is now 12-0 when they lead going into the locker room.
Arkansas' 11 first-half points are tied for the fifth-lowest in Lady Vol opponent history and the fewest allowed in the first half by Tennessee since giving up 11 to South Carolina Feb. 1, 2007.
The record for fewest opponent points in a half is eight, set by Stetson (11/26/89) and matched by Maryland (12/4/94).
Lady Vol Staples: Defense...
The Lady Vols held Arkansas to 18.2 percent shooting in the contest (10-of-55), the lowest of a Tennessee opponent this season.
Tennessee previously held Middle Tennessee to a 23.8 percent clip Nov. 29 in Knoxville.
Tennessee led the board game for the 11th time in 2011-12, pulling down 69 boards to Arkansas' 38 rebounds.
The Lady Vols converted second chance opportunities to the tune of 17 points; on the season they have tallied 269 second chance points while surrendering 176 to opponents.
With 14 rebounds against Arkansas, Glory Johnson reached the 1,000 career boards mark, making her the fourth in school history to tally 1,000+ points and 1,000+ rebounds.
In the 1,000/1,000 club, she joins Lady Vols Chamique Holdsclaw, Sheila Frost and Tamika Catchings.
In addition to reaching the 1,000 point, 1,000 rebound club, Glory Johnson put up her fifth-consecutive double-double and the 30th of her career with a 15-point, 14-rebound showing against the Razorbacks.
Shekinna Makes a Statement
After putting up a career day at Arkansas last season, Stricklen made the return trip to her home state and led Tennessee in scoring.
She used an 8-of-12 (75 percent) shooting effort to tally 19 points against the Razorbacks and contributed eight boards in the winning effort.
A season-low two Lady Vols posted double-digit scoring efforts against Arkansas: Stricklen (19) and Johnson (15).
Johnson recorded her fifth-consecutive double-double in the win.
All 10 available Lady Vols saw action for Tennessee for the third-consecutive game.
The Big Orange held Arkansas scoreless for the game's opening six minutes, allowing members of the UT squad to see time against UA.
On the Horizon
Approaching 1,100 Wins
Today's win over the Razorbacks puts head coach Pat Summitt closer to her next win plateau. Seventeen more wins will put Summitt at her next victory milestone: 1,100 wins.
Tennessee stays on the road and travels north for a meeting at #11/9 Kentucky Jan. 12 in Lexington. The Lady Vols return home for the only Sunday game in the month of January in Thompson-Boling Arena, hosting in-state rival #24/21 Vanderbilt Jan. 15.