Jan. 23, 2011
#5/6 Tennessee Game Notes: at Auburn, Jan. 23, 2011, Game #21-19-2, 7-0 SEC
Tonight's starters: freshman Meighan Simmons, senior Angie Bjorklund, sophomore Taber Spani, junior Kelley Cain, junior Shekinna Stricklen.
Kelley Cain stole the ball from Auburn point guard Morgan Toles at the 16:03 mark in the first half and deftly flicked a pass to Stricklen on the wing, who knifed her way for a fastbreak layup to put UT ahead, 10-6 four minutes into the game.
A three-pointer by Stricklen with 10:34 left until intermission put Tennessee up 22-12, and gave the do-it-all junior 12 points already as she made five of her first six shots.
After Stricklen's trey, Tennessee missed its next eight shot attempts and went 6:37 (10:34-3:57) without a field goal.
The Lady Vol closed the first half on a 7-0 run as Spani hit a three and Johnson made back-to-back layups to put Tennessee in the lead, 34-19, at the break.
Tennessee held its ninth straight opponent below 40 percent shooting from the field, as Auburn shot 34.3 percent from the floor.
Today's attendance of 7,536 broke the Auburn Arena record previously set on Dec. 4 versus Temple (3,206).
UT held a commanding 26-6 advantage in bench scoring.
The win tonight...
Gives UT a 7-1 road record in 2010-11.
Gives UT four straight road wins.
Gives UT 10 straight wins since its loss at Baylor on Dec. 14. (It's the 35th time the Lady Vols have had a winning streak reach at least 10 games)
Gives UT a 34-10 record all-time versus Auburn.
Gives UT a 296-40 record all-time in the SEC.
Head Coach Pat Summitt's career record now stands at 1,056-198 (.842) all time.
The Lady Vols host Mississippi State at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Thompson-Boling Arena. The game will be shown live on CSS.
Senior Angie Bjorklund
Drilled one three-pointer to move into third-place all-time in SEC history in treys. She has 283 for her career to move past Cori Chambers (282), who played at Georgia. Wendi Willits sits in second in SEC history in treys made, making 316 for Arkansas. She finished with seven points (3-of-6 from the field) and three assists.
Reshirt junior Vicki Baugh
Scored a season-best nine points on 3-for-4 shooting in seven second-half minutes. It's the most points Baugh has scored since Feb. 3, 2009.
Junior Glory Johnson
Recorded her fifth double double of the season and 15th of her career with 16 points and 13 rebounds.
Junior Shekinna Stricklen
Tied a season-best with 18 points on 8-of-14 shooting. Also grabbed six rebounds. She started the game 5-for-6 from the field.
Junior Alyssia Brewer
Got her most extensive action of the season, logging nine minutes and grabbing three boards. It was her first game since the LSU game on Jan. 2.
Redshirt junior Kelley Cain
Grabbed 12 boards and scored nine first-half points. Also blocked three hosts, made three steals and dished three assists.