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Postgame Notes: #10 Tennessee 66, Ole Miss 56



Feb. 19, 2012

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Numbers of Interest
4: Four Lady Vols put up double-digit scoring efforts in the win over Ole Miss: Johnson (13), Stricklen (12), Baugh (10) and Burdick (10).

7: With seven assists at Ole Miss, freshman point guard Ariel Massengale neared the rookie assist mark. She is seven assists shy of the Lady Vol record for assists in a season.

9: The win over Ole Miss pulls head coach Pat Summitt closer to her next win plateau. Nine more wins will put her at the 1,100-win milestone.

20: With the win, UT collected its 20th win of the season. Tennessee has now put up 36 consecutive 20-win seasons under head coach Pat Summitt.

800: With nine points against Ole Miss, Meighan Simmons joined the 800-point club. She has now tallied 803 points in her Lady Vol career.

To Note
The Series

• With the win Tennessee moves to 39-7 in the all-time series versus Ole Miss dating back to the 1976-77 season.
• Ole Miss' last win in the series came as a 78-72 decision in Oxford, Feb. 4, 1996.

For Starters
• Today's starters: Ariel Massengale, Meighan Simmons, Taber Spani, Shekinna Stricklen and Glory Johnson.
• This is the fourth-consecutive game with these five lining up for the opening tip and the fifth overall. The Lady Vols are now 3-2 sporting this lineup combination.
• These starters lined up for the opening tip of wins over Mississippi State (2/16) and Kentucky (2/13) as well as the Lady Vols' road losses at Virginia (11/20) and Vandy (2/9).

Another 20-Win Season
• With the win, UT collected its 20th win of the season.
• Tennessee has now registered 36 consecutive 20-win seasons under head coach Pat Summitt.

Wouldn't You Like to Know
At the Half

• The Lady Vols led Ole Miss at halftime, 32-21.
• Tennessee has led at the half of 19 contests. The Lady Vols have trailed at intermission of five games and have been tied in the other three contests.
• Tennessee is now 18-1 when it leads going into the locker room, with the lone loss coming to Baylor (11/27).

Double Time
• Four Lady Vols put up double-digit scoring efforts in the win over Ole Miss: Johnson (13), Stricklen (12), Baugh (10) and Burdick (10).

Trey Story
• Ole Miss was deadly from the perimeter against UT as the Rebels first five buckets of the game came from beyond the arc.
• The Rebels hit 8-of-12 (66.7%) shots from three point range -- a season-best for UT opponents. Kentucky shot 46.2% from beyond the arc in the Feb. 13 contest.
• Stanford holds the season mark for opponent treys made with nine (12/20).
• Twenty-four of the Rebels' 56 points came from the perimeter (43%).
• In contrast, Tennesse struggled from behind the arc, hitting 4-of-16 trey attempts (25%).

Lights Out Off the Bench
• The Lady Vol bench was strong for the second-consecutive game. In the first half Williams, Burdick, Manning and Baugh combined for a 5-of-7 showing from the floor and added 10 boards -- four from Burdick and six from Baugh.
• Tennessee's bench contributed 20 points in the win.
• Mississippi's bench also came up big, putting up 22 points in the contest.

Board Game
• Tennessee won the game off the boards versus Mississippi, coming down with 37 rebounds to Ole Miss' 32.
• Tennessee held a 24-15 rebounding advantage going into intermssion. The second-half was a different story, with Ole Miss holding the advantage, 17-13.
• The Lady Vols collected 16 offensive boards which they converted to the tune of 17 second-chance points.

Simmons Hits the Mark
• With nine points against Ole Miss, Meighan Simmons joined the 800-point club. She has now tallied 803 points in her Lady Vol career.

On the Horizon
Approaching 1,100 Wins

•Nine more wins will put Summitt at her next victory milestone: 1,100 wins.

Glory, Glory - Points and Boards
• Senior Glory Johnson is eight points away from the 1,500-point mark. She has collected 1,492 points in her Lady Vol career.
• Johnson is currently second on the all-time rebounding list with 1,116 boards.
• She needs 180 rebounds to catch program leader Chamique Holdsclaw, who pulled down 1,295 rebounds in her Lady Vol career.

Massengale Dishes `Em
• With seven assists at Ole Miss, freshman point guard Ariel Massengale neared the rookie assist mark.
• She is seven 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.

Up Next
• Tennessee will finish the SEC regular season at home with games versus Arkanasas (2/23) and Florida (2/26).

 

 

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