Jan. 18, 2009
Game Notes: South Carolina vs. Tennessee
- Today's starters: Briana Bass, Shekinna Stricklen, Angie Bjorklund, Alex Fuller, Glory Johnson. Starting the second half was Bass, Bjorklund, Fuller, Stricklen and Alyssia Brewer.
- Redshirt-sophomore Cait McMahan has decided to not play the rest of the season, accepting a role as a student assistant coach and will remain on the sidelines.
- Redshirt-freshman Kelley Cain did not play after re-aggravating her right knee in the win at Mississippi State.
- With McMahan having decided to not play the rest of the season, Fuller has chosen to honor her teammate by wearing No. 2.
- Sophomore Vicki Baugh saw her first action since suffering a left knee sprain in practice on Jan. 1. It is her first action since the win at Gonzaga.
- Two Lady Vols finished in double figures: Fuller (14) and Stricklen (13).
- Stricklen recorded a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
- Tennessee led at the half, 33-30, for the 14th time in 17 games this season.
- The Lady Vols' largest lead of the first half was the three point margin at the break. Their largest deficit was seven, 16-9, at the 13:41 mark.
- Tennessee held South Carolina without a field goal from the 16:33 mark of the second half to the 11:47 point. Over that span of 4:46, UT went on a 9-0 run, taking a 50-34 lead.
- Tennessee did not trail in the second half.
- Today's attendance of 16,413 is the largest home crowd of the season.
- The Lady Vols made a three-pointer for the 357th consecutive game.
- The Lady Vols have shot an average of 25.1 free throws per game, making 68.2 percent. Tonight they shot 16, making 11.
The win tonight...
- Extends the Lady Vols winning streak to 36 games against the Gamecocks. The last loss to South Carolina came in Columbia on Jan. 23, 1980, when the No. 8 Gamecocks downed the No. 4 Lady Vols 56-52.
- Gives Pat Summitt a 597-32 record in games against unranked teams.
- Improves the Lady Vols record to 40-2 against South Carolina and 18-0 in Knoxville.
- Moves UT to 401-60 all-time against the Southeastern Conference and 268-35 in league play.
- Improves the Lady Vols to 166-12 in SEC games at home.
- The Lady Vols are now 8-1 at home in 2008-09.
- Gives UT a 9-3 record in TV games in 2008-09.
- Head Coach Pat Summitt's career record now stands at 997-185 (.843) all time, just three wins from 1,000.
- The Lady Vols get back on the road for a Thursday-Sunday road swing traveling to Arkansas on Jan. 22 and to #6/8-ranked and league-leading Auburn on Jan. 25.
Freshman Glory Johnson:
- Had today's first Lady Vol point, a free throw at the 19:35 mark of the first half
- With a layup off a Stricklen assist at the 12:12 point of the second half, she moves past the 200-point mark for the season and her career - she now has 201 points
Freshman Shekinna Stricklen:
- Scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to finish with her second career double-double
- Is a perfect 19-of-19 from the free throw line in four SEC games
Sophomore Vicki Baugh:
- Came into the game at the 15:27 mark of the first half - it was her first action since suffering a left-knee sprain in practice on Jan. 1.
Sophomore Angie Bjorklund:
- Needs just 11 three-pointers to move into a tie for No. 10 on Tennessee's career three-pointers made list. Tasha Butts and Jody Adams are currently number 10 with 103 three-pointers.
Sophomore Sydney Smallbone:
- Converted both of her free throws at the 10:25 mark of the second half to improve to 7-of-7 from the stripe for the season. It was her first free throw attempts since going 4-of-4 against Western Carolina on Nov. 25, 2008.
Senior Alex Fuller:
- Will wear No. 2 for the rest of the season in honor of teammate Cait McMahan, who has decided to take on a student assistant role for the rest of the season
- Had the Lady Vols' first basket of the game, a layup at the 19:02 mark of the first half
- Had eight of UT's first nine points and 10 of the first 13
- Scored a season-high 14 points
- Named Lady Vol Player of the Game