Feb. 9, 2012
Numbers of Interest
0: The Lady Vols are winless when trailing at halftime. Tennessee has now dropped all five contests when trailing at intermission.
2: Tonight's game marks the second time Tennessee has used this starting five. The Lady Vols have dropped both contests, losing also at Virginia.
3: Three Lady Vols put up double-digit scoring efforts in the loss to Vanderbilt: Simmons (20), Johnson (19) and Stricklen (17).
12,034: The Tennessee/Vanderbilt rivalry has put more bodies in seats than any other UT series this season. VU put 12,034 fans in Memorial Gym tonight.
With the loss, Tennessee falls to 59-8 in the all-time series versus Vanderbilt dating back to the 1975-76 season.
The loss is the first loss at the hands of the Commodores since Jan. 11, 2009 when VU won in Nashville.
Tennessee has claimed 23 of the last 25 games with the Commodores, splitting the regular-season series with Vanderbilt with Thursday's loss.
Today's starters: Ariel Massengale, Meighan Simmons, Taber Spani, Shekinna Stricklen and Glory Johnson.
These starters lined up for the opening tip of the Lady Vols' third game of the season -- the loss at Virginia.
This is the second game with these five lining up for the opening tip. The Lady Vols are now 0-2 sporting this lineup combination.
Rivalry Fills Seats
The Tennessee/Vanderbilt rivalry has put more bodies in seats than any other UT series this season. VU hosted 12,034 fans in Memorial Gym tonight -- the Lady Vols' away attendance high this season.
The home game against Vanderbilt set UT's home high-mark for attendance this season with 18,789.
Wouldn't You Like to Know
At the Half
The Lady Vols trailed Vanderbilt at halftime, 42-34. Tonight's eight-point halftime deficit marks the second-largest trailing margin at the half for Tennessee. UT trailed Notre Dame by 10 at the half in South Bend (1/23).
The Lady Vols have trailed at intermission in five games. Tennessee has led at the half in 16 contests and has been tied in the other three contests.
Tennessee is now 0-5 when it trails going into the locker room.
The Lady Vols overcame tonight's eight-point deficit, but were unable to retain their lead, falling for the fifth time this season when going into intermission behind.
Three Lady Vols recorded double-digit scoring efforts in the loss to Vanderbilt: Simmons (20), Johnson (19) and Stricklen (17).
No Lady Vol collected double-digit rebounds. Freshman Cierra Burdick pulled down nine rebounds off the boards in the loss.
They're Back Beyond the Arc
After struggling from beyond the arc versus Auburn and South Carolina, Tennessee tallied a better effort from three-point range against Vandy, hitting 7-of-19 shots (36.8 percent).
The Lady Vols were 3-of-13 (23.1 percent) from downtown in the win over Auburn and 1-of-8 from long-range in the loss to South Carolina (12.5 percent). The season-low mark for treys occurred when Tennessee failed to hit a three-pointer verus DePaul.
Where are the Staples
Tennessee found four Vanderbilt players in double figures -- and two with more than 20 points in the loss. The Lady Vols gave up 52 points in the paint to Vanderbilt.
UT allowed Vandy to tally 21 points off 16 turnovers.
Vanderbilt dominated the boards against the Lady Vols. The Commodores pulled down 41 rebounds while UT collected 27 off the glass.
Vanderbilt registered 16 second chance points, while UT managed only nine.
Glory Gives What She's Got
Glory Johnson notched 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting in the loss.
Her eight field goals ties her personal SEC-best. She previously made eight buckets in the win over Georgia (1/5/12).
On the Horizon
Glory, Glory - Look Who's Boarding
Glory Johnson is currently second on the all-time rebounding list with 1,086 boards.
She needs 210 rebounds to catch program leader Chamique Holdsclaw, who pulled down 1,295 rebounds in her Lady Vol career.
Massengale Dishes `Em
With seven assists versus Vanderbilt, freshman point guard Ariel Massengale neared the rookie assist mark.
She is 22 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 returns home to play host to Kentucky in the Play for Kay game, Monday, February 19 at 7:00 p.m.