Jan. 25, 2009
Game Notes: Auburn vs. Tennessee
- Today's starters: Briana Bass, Shekinna Stricklen, Alex Fuller, Glory Johnson and Alicia Manning.
- 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 saw her first action since re-aggravating her surgically-repaired right knee in the win at Mississippi State on Jan. 15.
- With McMahan having decided to not play the rest of the season, Fuller has chosen to honor her teammate by wearing No. 2.
- The last time Auburn was ranked above Tennessee for a match-up was on March 6, 1989. The Lady Vols won that game, 66-51, in the SEC Championship game in Albany, Ga. The Tigers entered that game 28-0 on the season and ranked No. 1.
- Two Lady Vols finished in double-figures: Stricklen (26) and Johnson (13).
- All 11 Lady Vols available for today's game played. It is only the fifth time all season that each available student-athlete saw action and the first time since UT's game at Gonzaga on Dec. 30.
- UT gained its first lead of the day on a Kelley Cain putback layup at the 2:48 mark of the first half, 23-22.
- Tennessee trailed at the half for the third time this season.
- UT did not shoot a first half free throw.
- After UT scored the first basket of the second half, Auburn went on a 17-5 run to the 14:11 point, extending its lead to 48-33.
- Tennessee went on a 14-0 run over 3:22 to the 1:00 mark of the second half to cut the Auburn lead to 73-63.
- The Lady Vols made a three-pointer for the 359th consecutive game.
- The Lady Vols have shot an average of 24.7 free throws per game, making 68.3 percent. Tonight they shot 13, making 10.
- Today's attendance at Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum was 12,067, setting a new BEMC record. The previous largest crowd was 7,150 to witness a 67-59 Auburn win over the Lady Vols on Jan. 6, 1989. Of the top 10 largest crowds at the BEMC, Tennessee has been the opponent on five occasions.
The loss today...
- Ends the Lady Vols 16-game winning streak against the Tigers. The last loss to Auburn came on March 2, 1997, 61-59, in the SEC Tournament in Chattanooga, Tenn.
- Drops the Lady Vols record to 32-9 against Auburn and 9-4 in Auburn.
- Gives UT a 9-4 record in TV games this season.
- Drops UT to 2-4 against ranked opponents this season.
- Moves UT to 402-61 all-time against the Southeastern Conference and 269-36 in league play.
- Gives Tennessee a 400-153 record all-time against ranked opponents.
- The Lady Vols are now 7-3 on the road in 2008-09.
- Head Coach Pat Summitt's career record now stands at 998-186 (.843) all time, just two wins from 1,000.
- The Lady Vols return to Thompson-Boling Arena for a 7 p.m. matchup with Ole Miss on Thursday. The game will be aired on ESPNU.
Freshman Glory Johnson:
- Had the first Lady Vol basket of the game - a turnaround jumper in the lane at the 18:33 mark of the first half
- Shot UT's first free throw of the afternoon at the 17:53 mark of the second half
- Recorded her fourth double-double of the season with 13 points and 10 rebounds
Freshman Shekinna Stricklen:
- Had seven of UT's first 11 points
- Missed her first free throw in conference play, is now 23-24 in six SEC games
Sophomore Angie Bjorklund:
- Did not start after forgetting her shoes at the hotel prior to Saturday's practice. She entered the game at the 17:39 mark of the first half
- Needs just eight 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.
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