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Postgame Notes: #10 Tennessee 64, Alabama 54

Feb. 2, 2014

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THE SERIES & THE WIN

• Sunday's game marked the 49th all-time meeting between the two programs.
• With the win, Tennessee is now 47-2 in the all-time series against Alabama.
• When playing in Tuscaloosa, UT is 18-0 against the Crimson Tide.
Holly Warlick, has a 2-0 head coaching record against Bama.
• Tennessee's 40-game winning streak over Alabama is the second-longest active in-conference winning streak in the nation.

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 third-straight game Tennessee has utilized the lineup, and the Lady Vols are now 3-0 with the quintet.
• Tennessee won the tip for the 20th time this season.
• Harrison scored the Lady Vols' first basket, a jumper with 19:45 on the clock. It's the 10th time this season that she has scored UT's first points.
Jasmine Jones was first off the bench for Tennessee, the eighth time this season the sophomore 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, and the Arkansas game on Thursday, Jan. 30.

BACK-TO-BACK BIG GAMES FOR BURDICK

• For the second time this season, Cierra Burdick recorded back-to-back games in double figures for scoring. She led the team with 21 points, a career-best for the junior.
• Burdick also had 11 boards to record her third double-double of the season.
• Burdick is the fifth Lady Vol this season to score 20 or more points, joining Bashaara Graves, Isabelle Harrison, Ariel Massengale and Meighan Simmons.
• After leading UT in scoring for the first time this season against Arkansas, Burdick registers back-to-back games leading the Lady Vols in points.

MAKING A COMEBACK

• The Lady Vols overcame a 15-point deficit in the first half, the largest comeback for Tennessee this season.
• UT also came back from a 14-point deficit to defeat Middle Tennessee State on Nov. 8.

DOUBLE-DOUBLE HARRISON

Isabelle Harrison recorded her 10th double-double of the season with 11 points and 11 rebounds.
• The Nashville native has now tallied 15 double-doubles in her career.

AT THE HALF

• Tennessee trailed for the fourth time this season as UT was down 26-18.
• The Lady Vols' 18 points was the lowest for the team in the first half this year. It ties for the eighth-fewest in the first half in UT history.
• UT was outrebounding the Crimson Tide, 19-16, with Isabelle Harrison leading the team with seven boards.
Cierra Burdick had a team-best seven points while adding five rebounds.
• Alabama outscored Tennessee in the paint, 10-8, in the first 20 minutes of action.

UP NEXT

• Tennessee returns to action on Thursday as the Lady Vols travel to Mississippi for a 9 p.m. ET matchup in Oxford.
• The game vs. the Rebels airs on Comcast SportSouth and can he heard on the Lady Vol Network.

 

 

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