Postgame Notes: Vandy 74, Tennessee 63

Jan. 12, 2014

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• Sunday's game marked the 71st meeting between the two programs.
• The loss marked the first against Vandy since Feb. 9, 2012 in Nashville (93-79) and snapped a three-game series win-streak for the Lady Vols
• Tennessee still holds a 62-9 overall advantage against Vanderbilt.
• When playing in Nashville, UT has a 24-7 edge over the Commodores.
• The 74-63 loss marked the largest defeat of the season for the Lady Vols. Previous a six point defeat at Stanford (76-70)


• The starting lineup included sophomore Jasmine Jones, junior Isabelle Harrison, freshman Mercedes Russell, junior Ariel Massengale and senior Meighan Simmons.
• The starting lineup earned its first loss of the season and is now 3-1 in 2013-14
• Tennessee won the tip and is now 15-1 on the year in tipoffs.
• Sophomore Jasmine Jones scored first bucket with a free throw. It is the first time this season she's made the Lady Vols' first basket.
• Sophomore Bashaara Graves was first off UT's bench, the first time this season she's been called up first.


Meighan Simmons led the team with 19 points.
• Six Lady Vols finished the game with at least five rebounds as Tennessee outrebounded Vandy 40-31
• After sitting out the first half after two early fouls, junior Isabelle Harrison notched 10 points and five rebounds in the second half before fouling out in the return to her hometown
• The game marked the first without a Harrison double-double since December 8, 2013 snapping her seven-game double-double streak


• Senior guard Meighan Simmons finished the game with 19 points, her 13th double figure scoring outing this year.
• Simmons seems to find Memorial Gym to her liking, tallying 23 points there last season and 20 as a sophomore in her past two trips.
• With her 19 points on the day, she surpassed Shanna Zolman (1,706) on UT's all-time career scoring chart. She now has 1,710 career points, sitting in 11th and just 19 points out of the top-10


• In the first half, UT had a 22-17 advantage in rebounds over Vandy.
• Tennessee finished the game with 40 boards compared to the Commodores' 31.
Jasmine Jones led the team with six rebounds while five Lady Vols finished with five rebounds each


• At the halfway point, the Lady Vols led 30-29 over the Commodores, despite not having junior Isabelle Harrison who sat out after two fouls within the first couple minutes of action.
Meighan Simmons led the team with 12 points while freshman Mercedes Russell had a team-leading five rebounds.
• UT outrebounded Vanderbilt, 22-17, in the first 20 minutes of action.
• Tennessee outscored VU in the paint, 20-10, during the first half.


• The Lady Vols head to Mississippi to take on Mississippi State in a 9 p.m. ET contest on Thursday.





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