Jan. 12, 2012
3: Tonight's sellout at Memorial Coliseum marks the third Lady Vol game this season that was sold out. The other two contests were games at Rutgers and UCLA.
20: The Lady Vols turned the ball over 20 times against the Wildcats -- the third-highest giveaway total of the season. UT turned the ball over 24 times at UVa.
36: The loss ends the streak of UT's recent successes in the Southeastern Conference; the Lady Vols won 36 consecutive games in the SEC prior to tonight's loss.
60: Tennessee scored 60 total points against the Wildcats, their lowest season total in 2011-12. The previous season low was 64 points in the loss at Virginia (11/20).
120: Lady Vol senior Shekinna Stricklen has the nation's longest starting streak. Including today, Stricklen has started 120 consecutive games.
With the loss Tennessee moves to 48-8 in the all-time series versus Kentucky dating back to the 1975-76 season. Tennessee has won 16 of the last 19 meetings against the Wildcats despite the loss.
The loss ends the streak of UT's recent successes in the Southeastern Conference; the Lady Vols won 36 consecutive games in the SEC prior to tonight's loss.
Today's starters: senior Glory Johnson, senior Alicia Manning, senior Shekinna Stricklen, sophomore Meighan Simmons and freshman Ariel Massengale.
This is the sixth consecutive game in which the Lady Vols have taken to the court with this starting five. They sport a 5-1 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 120 consecutive games.
At the Half
The Lady Vols trailed at halftime for just the second time this season (25-21). They have led in 12 contests and were tied at the break in the other two games.
Tennessee is now 0-2 when they trail going into the locker room.
The only other game in which UT trailed at the half was the Nov. 27 loss to the No. 1 Baylor Lady Bears.
Tennessee scored 21 points in the first half, a season low for the Lady Vols. The previous season-low mark came Nov. 20 when UT scored 29 in the first half versus Virginia.
The Lady Vols shot 28.1 percent from the floor in the opening 20 minutes -- the second-worst first-half effort on the year. UT shot 25 percent in the first half in the loss to Baylor (11/27).
Big Orange leading scorers Shekinna Stricklen and Glory Johnson combined for only eight points in the first half while committing seven turnovers.
The Lady Vols struggled to take care of the basketball versus Kentucky, committing 20 giveaways versus the Wildcats.
Tennessee committed 24 turnovers in the loss at Virginia Nov. 20.
Rally vs. the Cats
Tennessee trailed by as many as 12 points versus the Wildcats with the score 50-38 with 7:46 remaining.
The Lady Vols worked back against UK, knotting the score at 54. The Orange and White took the advantage at 57-56 -- its first advantage since leading 20-19.
Glory Goes Hard
Johnson led the Tennessee scoring effort with 17 points against Kentucky.
Her streak of five-consecutive double-doubles was snapped in Lexington, as she pulled down seven boards against UK.
Baugh off the Bench
Baugh came off the bench to put up 16 points for Tennessee.
She fell one rebound shy of a double-double in the loss, pulling down nine boards in 29 minutes.
Miko Sees Minutes
Kamiko Williams logged a season-high 17 minutes against Kentucky.
She struggled from the floor (2-of-8), but came up with two steals for the Lady Vols in her time on the floor.
All 10 available Lady Vols saw action for Tennessee for the fourth consecutive game.
On the Horizon
Approaching 1,100 Wins
Seventeen more wins will put Summitt at her next victory milestone: 1,100 wins.
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.
The Lady Vols will then play host to LSU. The Jan. 19 contest will be aired by CSS.