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Postgame Notes: #10 Tennessee 70, Arkansas 60

Jan. 30, 2014

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THE SERIES

• Thursday's game marked the 27th all-time meeting between the two programs.
• With the win, Tennessee improves to 25-2 in the all-time series against Arkansas
• When playing in Knoxville, UT is 12-1 against the Razorbacks.
Holly Warlick has a 2-0 career head coaching record against Arkansas.
• Tonight's attendance was 9,811.

FOR STARTERS

• Today's starters: junior Cierra Burdick, sophomore Bashaara Graves, junior Isabelle Harrison, redshirt freshman Andraya Carter and senior Meighan Simmons.
• It was the second-straight game Tennessee has utilized the lineup, and the Lady Vols are now 2-0 with the quintet.
• Tennessee won the tip for the 18th time this season.
• Harrison scored the Lady Vols' first basket, a jumper with 18:54 on the clock. It's the ninth time this season that Harrison has scored UT's first points.
Mercedes Russell was first off the bench for Tennessee, the fourth time this season the freshman has been called upon first.
• Massengale was not in attendance due to precautionary reasons. She suffered a facial injury against Florida in the first half on Jan. 23. Her status is listed as day-to-day. She also missed the Texas A&M game on Sunday, Jan. 26.

BIG NIGHT FOR BURDICK

• Burdick's 16 points tied a career-high. She was a perfect 2-2 from the three-point range, scoring just her second and third trey of the year.
Cierra Burdick led the team with seven rebounds, the sixth time this seasons she's had team-high boards.
• She also paced the team with four assists.

HITTING DOUBLE FIGURES

• The Lady Vols had four players in double figures: Isabelle Harrison (12), Cierra Burdick (16), Andraya Carter (10) and Meighan Simmons (16).
• Tennessee has had three or more players score in double digits in every game this season.

SIMMONS SPEEDING UP SCORING SHEET

• Senior Meighan Simmons entered the game with 1,783 career points, sitting in ninth on UT's all-time career scoring chart.
• With her 16 points against the Razorbacks, she moved into eighth on the list, surpassing Sheila Frost (1,790; 1986-89).
• With 1,799 career points, she is 201 points away from becoming the fifth Lady Vol to amass 2,000 points or more during her career at UT.

DOUBLE-DIGIT HARRISON

• With Isabelle Harrison's 12 points, she hit double figures in scoring for the 19th time this season with a stretch of 15 games straight.
• The Nashville native has now scored in double digits a total of 36 times.

CARTER FOR THREE

• Redshirt freshman Andraya Carter finished the game with two threes, her sixth game of the year with two or more three-pointers.
• The Flowery Branch, Ga., native also hit double figures in scoring for the third-straight game this season, and sixth time on the year.

TENNESSEE DEFENSE

• Tennessee held Arkansas' leading scorer, Jessica Jackson, to 16 points. The freshman has been averaging 16.7 points per game.
• The Lady Vols forced two shot clock violations from Arkansas.

AT THE HALF

• Tennessee ended on a 12-4 run to lead 38-36 heading into the locker rooms at halftime.
• The Lady Vols were outrebounding Arkansas, 13-11, with Cierra Burdick leading the team with five boards.
• UT was owning the points in the paint, outscoring the Razorbacks 24-12 in the lane.
• Tennessee's bench had accounted for 12 of UT's 38 points at the halfway mark.
Meighan Simmons led the crew with eight points while Mercedes Russell followed with seven.

UP NEXT

• Tennessee returns to action on Sunday as the Lady Vols travel to Alabama for a 4:30 p.m. matchup in Tuscaloosa.
• The game vs. the Tide airs on ESPNU and can he heard on the Lady Vol Network.

 

 

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