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Postgame Notes: Tennessee 94, Ole Miss 70

Jan. 9, 2014

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POSTGAME NOTES

THE SERIES

  • Thursday's game marked the 48th meeting between the two programs.
  • The Lady Vols have won 25 straight in the series, and hold a 41-7 overall advantage against Ole Miss.
  • When playing in Knoxville, Tennessee has a 19-2 edge over the Rebels.

FOR STARTERS

  • The starting lineup included sophomore Jasmine Jones, junior Isabelle Harrison, freshman Mercedes Russell, junior Ariel Massengale and senior Meighan Simmons.
  • The starting lineup has gone 3-0 this season.
  • For the first time this season the opponent won the tip.
  • Junior Isabelle Harrison scored UT's first bucket of the game with a free throw. it is the sixth time this season she has accounted for Tennessee's first points.
  • Redshirt freshman Andraya Carter was the first off the bench for UT, the seventh time this season she's been called up first.

FIVE MILLION FANS

  • Entering the game, Tennessee was 3,796 fans away from hitting 5 million fans overall in home attendance throughout the program's history.
  • Amanda Humphrey, who won tickets to the game through an @LadyVol_Hoops twitter trivia question, walked into Thompson-Boling Arena at the perfect time, and was congratulated as the 5,000,000th fan.
  • With 10,382 in attendance, the Lady Vols have now drawn 5,006,586 fans throughout the program's history.

IZZY'S PROGRAM RECORD: 7-STRAIGHT DOUBLE-DOUBLES

  • Isabelle Harrison finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds to record her seventh consecutive double-double -- a Tennessee program record. She breaks the record she shared with Daedra Charles, who had six double-doubles in a row from Feb. 21, 1991, to March 16, 1991.
  • Tennessee players have combined to record 16 double-doubles this season, with Isabelle Harrison leading the pack with seven-straight double-doubles and eight overall this year.

SCORING BUCKETS

  • Entering Thursday's matchup, the most points Ole Miss had surrendered this season was 87 to No. 9 Baylor on Dec. 18.
  • Tennessee tallied 94 points. UT has scored 90 or more points four times this season, notching wins against Troy, Tennessee State, Lipscomb and Ole Miss.

RACKING UP 20s

  • Between Isabelle Harrison (26 vs. Lipscomb and LSU) and Ariel Massengale (28 vs. Georgia, 23 vs. Ole Miss), Tennessee has had a player score 20 or more points in its last four contests.

LEADING THE MASSES

  • For the second-straight game, Ariel Massengale led the team in scoring with 23 points.
  • It marked the first time in her career that she has had back-to-back 20+ scoring outings,
  • Massengale has scored in double figures in 11 of UT's 15 games this season.
  • The Bolingbrook, Ill., native also brought down a career-best seven rebounds.
  • The junior matched her career-high in 3-pointers made with five.

OWNING THE GLASS

  • In the first half, the Big Orange outrebounded the Rebels, 30-18.
  • UT finished the game with 56 team rebounds, compared to Ole Miss' 40. Harrison led Tennessee with 10 boards.
  • Junior Ariel Massengale notched a career-high seven rebounds.

AT THE HALF

  • At the halfway point, the Lady Vols were up 45-29 on the Rebels.
  • Tennessee outrebounded Ole Miss, 30-18, in the first 20 minutes of action, with Isabelle Harrison leading the way with eight boards.
  • Redshirt freshman Andraya Carter and Ariel Massengale had a team-leading 12 points apiece during the first half.
  • UT forced seven Ole Miss turnovers, notching 10 points off the Rebel miscues.

UP NEXT

  • The Lady Vols travel west on I-40 as they take on Vanderbilt in a 5 p.m. ET contest on Sunday.


 

 

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