Feb. 19, 2009
Game Notes: Kentucky vs. Tennessee
- Today's starters: Briana Bass, Angie Bjorklund, Alex Fuller, Glory Johnson and Shekinna Stricklen.
- 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.
- With McMahan having decided to not play the rest of the season, Fuller has chosen to honor her teammate by wearing No. 2.
- Tonight is Kentucky's home game as part of the WBCA Pink Zone.
- Two Lady Vols scored in double digits: Cain (16) and Fuller (13).
- Tennessee opened the game with a 10-0 run to the 14:44 mark of the first half.
- The Wildcats held UT without a field goal from the 9:54 point of the first stanza to the 5:08 mark. UK managed only a 5-1 run to tie the game at 17 apiece.
- UT began the first half shooting 7-of-13, but finished just 4-of-15.
- Tennessee was tied at the half for the third time this season. UT is 1-2 in those games.
- UK went on a 15-2 run from the 18:16 point of the second half to the 12:41 mark (a total of 5:35) to open up a 46-34 lead.
- Tonight's crowd of 6,868 was the largest crowd of the season for Kentucky.
- UT held UK without a field goal for the final 7:40 of the game, but the Lady Vols were only able to eight points in that same time frame.
- The Lady Vols made a three-pointer for the 366th consecutive game.
- The Lady Vols have shot an average of 22.7 free throws per game, making 66.3 percent. Tonight they shot 17, making 13.
- The last time Tennessee lost back-to-back games was in the 2005-06 season. No. 1 UT lost 75-53 at No. 2 Duke and then 66-63 at unranked Kentucky. The 2006 game was in Rupp Arena in Lexington. The Lady Vols haven't lost to the Wildcats in Memorial Coliseum since Jan. 24, 1986.
The loss tonight...
- Ends Tennessee's winning streak of four games over the Wildcats.
- Gives UT a 44-7 all-time record against Kentucky and an 18-5 mark in Lexington.
- Gives UT a 405-63 record against SEC foes and a 277-38 mark in league play.
- Drops Tennessee's road record to 7-6 for the campaign.
- Gives UT a 12-8 record in TV games this season.
- Head Coach Pat Summitt's career record now stands at 1,001-190 (.842) all time.
- The Lady Vols return to Knoxville for a Sunday afternoon matinee with the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Game time is set for 3 p.m. in Thompson-Boling Arena.
Freshman Kelley Cain:
- Finished with a team-high 16 points
Senior Alex Fuller:
- Had the first basket of the game - a layup at the 19:18 mark off an Angie Bjorklund assist
- Had six of UT's first eight points
- Scored 13 points and grabbed eight boards
- 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