Feb. 2, 2012
0: The Lady Vols are winless when trailing at halftime. Tennessee has now dropped all four contests when trailing at intermission.
22: The loss marks only the 22nd loss ever in Thompson-Boling Arena. The Lady Vols have dropped two contests on their home floor this season.
28: The loss marks the end of a 28-game home conference winning streak for the Lady Vols. The last Lady Vol SEC loss at home came to LSU on Feb. 14, 2008.
40: The loss marks the end of a 40-game winning streak over the Gamecocks. USC last won a contest in the series in 1980, when Holly Warlick played point guard for UT.
100: With three assists against South Carolina, freshman point guard Ariel Massengale hit the century mark for assists. She has dished 100 helpers in her rookie year.
With the loss, Tennessee falls to 44-3 in the all-time series versus South Carolina dating back to the 1972 season.
The loss marks the end of a 40-game winning streak for UT over South Carolina. The Lady Vols' last loss in the series came on Jan. 23, 1980 when Holly Warlick played point guard for UT.
The loss marks South Carolina's first win in Knoxville. The Gamecocks are now 1-20 on Rocky Top.
Today's starters: Ariel Massengale, Cierra Burdick, Vicki Baugh, Shekinna Stricklen and Glory Johnson.
This is the second game with these five lining up for the opening tip. The Lady Vols are now 1-1 sporting this lineup combination.
At the Half
The Lady Vols trailed South Carolina at halftime, 29-28. The Lady Vols have trailed at intermission of four games. Tennessee has led at the half of 15 contests and has been tied in the other three contests.
Tennessee is now 0-4 when it leads going into the locker room, dropping contests at Stanford, Kentucky and Notre Dame.
Tonight's contest marks the first time in 2011-12 that the Lady Vols have trailed at the half in Thompson-Boling Arena.
Wouldn't You Like to Know
Fouling out with 12 seconds remaining in the game, Glory Johnson finished the game one rebound shy of a double-double. She led the UT scoring effort with 13 points to go along with nine boards.
Massengale put up a double-digit scoring effort for the second-consecutive game and the eighth of her Lady Vol career. She finished with 12 points for UT, playing all 40 minutes.
Stricklen collected a game-high 10 rebounds in the loss.
The Lady Vols won the competition on the glass, 44-36.
Tennessee and South Carolina each pulled down 13 offensive boards, but the Gamecocks won second-chance opportunities, converting them to the tune of 14 points.
Whoa There, Williams
Kamiko Williams came off the bench to see 17 minutes against South Carolina.
She went a perfect 3-for-3 from the floor and 1-for-1 from the line for a total of seven points. She added two boards in the losing effort.
Thirsty for Threes
UT made its first three of the game with 9:57 left in the second half, with Spani sinking one from the corner to cap an 8-0 run, giving UT a 49-46 lead.
The Lady Vols were 1-of-8 from downtown in the contest (12.5 percent). The season-low mark for treys occurred when Tennessee failed to hit a three-pointer verus DePaul.
Where'd the Swipes Go?
After consistently recording steals in the early-goings of the year, Tennessee failed to tally a steal for the first time in 2011-12.
The previous season-low mark for steals was five swipes in the loss to Baylor (11/27).
TBA - The Place to Play
End of a Streak
The loss marks the end of a 28-game home conference winning streak for the Lady Vols.
TBA is still the toughest women's basketball arena in the nation to secure a win. The Lady Vols have fashioned a 350-22 (.941) all-time record on their home court.
On the Horizon
Glory, Glory - Look Who's Boarding
Glory Johnson is currently second on the all-time rebounding list with 1,071 boards.
She needs 225 rebounds to catch program leader Chamique Holdsclaw, who pulled down 1,295 rebounds in her Lady Vol career.
Massengale for 100
With three assists against South Carolina, freshman point guard Ariel Massengale hit the century mark for assists. She has dished 100 helpers in her rookie year.
She is 33 assists shy of the Lady Vol record for assists in a season by a freshman. Loree Moore dished out 133 helpers for Tennessee in 2001-02.
Tennessee hosts Auburn Sunday, Feb. 5 at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tip is set for 2 p.m.