Jan. 13, 2011
#5/6 Tennessee Game Notes: at Florida, Jan. 13, 2011, Game #18-16-2, 4-0 SEC
Tonight's starters: freshman Meighan Simmons, senior Angie Bjorklund, sophomore Taber Spani, junior Kelley Cain, junior Shekinna Stricklen.
Tennessee raced to an 11-3 lead to start the game behind two quick baskets by Cain and a three and a layup from Bjorklund.
Tennessee ended the first half on a 25-4 run over the last 11 minutes of the first half. Seven different Lady Vols scored during the run, which was capped by a three-pointer from Simmons just five seconds before the intermission buzzer.
UT held Florida to just one field goal - a three pointer by Brittany Shine at the 2:49 mark - over the final 11 minutes of the second half. UF's only other point during the final 11 minutes of the half was on a free throw by Deanna Allen at the 8:10 mark.
Tennessee has more three pointers (7) than Florida had field goals (6) at halftime.
After Jordan Jones drilled a three for the first points of the second half at the 18:50 mark, UT scored 10 consecutive points, as Simmons drilled two threes and made a fastbreak layup, and Stricklen made a jumper.
At the 9:14 mark in the second half, Glory Johnson recorded a vicious two-hand block of a Deanna Allen jumper attempt.
Tennessee snapped Florida's nine game home winning streak
The win tonight...
Gives UT a 5-1 road record in 2010-11.
Gives UT a 41-3 record all-time versus Florida.
Gives UT a 293-40 record all-time in the SEC.
Head Coach Pat Summitt's career record now stands at 1,053-198 (.842) all time.
The Lady Vols hosts Vanderbilt at 8 p.m. at Thompson-Boling Arena on Saturday in the second leg of ESPN's first ever College GameDay doubleheader.
Junior Shekinna Stricklen
Recorded her 11th career double double (and fifth of 2010-11), scoring 11 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. It's her second straight double double effort.
Redshirt junior Kelley Cain
Shot a perfect 3-of-3 from the field to score six points to go along with eight boards and a season-high ? blocks.
Junior Glory Johnson
Reached double figures for the sixth consecutive game, scoring 12 points to go along with nine boards.
Freshman Meighan Simmons
Scored 14 points on 5-of-15 shooting, including 4-of-7 from behind the arc.
Senior Angie Bjorklund
Scored 16 points - all in the first half - making 4-of-9 three-point attempts.