Feb. 19, 2012
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.
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.
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).
Four Lady Vols put up double-digit scoring efforts in the win over Ole Miss: Johnson (13), Stricklen (12), Baugh (10) and Burdick (10).
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.
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.
Tennessee will finish the SEC regular season at home with games versus Arkanasas (2/23) and Florida (2/26).