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Postgame Notes: Tennessee 69, Arkansas 38



Jan. 8, 2012

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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.

To Note
The Series
• 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.

For Starters
• 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.

Chalk Talk
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.

And Rebounding
• 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.

Elite Company
• 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.

Take Note
Glory Days
• 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.

Double Dipping
• 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.

Rounded Effort
• 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.

Up Next
• 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.

 

 

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