Feb. 23, 2012
0: Tennessee remains winless when trailing going into the locker room. UT overcame tonight's deficit, but was unable to retain its lead, falling for the sixth time.
1: With six assists versus Arkansas, freshman point guard Ariel Massengale neared the rookie assist mark. She is one assist shy of the Lady Vol record for assists in a season (133).
2: Tonight's contest is only the second trip to OT for UT this season. It saw extra minutes in Charlottesville earlier this season, dropping a 69-64 OT decision to Virginia.
18: Tennessee had won the last 18 meetings against the Razorbacks. Tonight's game marks the first win for Arkansas in Knoxville.
1,500: With 13 points against Arkansas, Glory Johnson surpassed the 1,500-point mark. She has now tallied 1,505 points in her Lady Vol career.
With the loss, Tennessee moves to 23-2 in the all-time series versus Arkansas dating back to the 1991-92 season. Until tonight, Tennessee had won the last 18 meetings against the Razorbacks.
Tonight's game marks the first win for the Razorbacks in Knoxville with their only other victory in the series coming in Fayetteville in 1996.
First Time For Everything
With the loss, Tennessee has dropped three home games in a single season for the first time in program history. UT also lost to Baylor, 76-67, on Nov. 27 and South Carolina, 64-60, on Feb. 2.
This is the fifth consecutive game with these five lining up for the opening tip and the sixth overall. The Lady Vols are now 3-3 sporting this lineup combo.
These starters lined up for the opening tip of wins over Ole Miss (2/19), Mississippi State (2/16) and Kentucky (2/13) as well as the Lady Vols' road losses at Virginia (11/20) and Vanderbilt (2/9).
Tonight's contest is only the second trip to OT for the Lady Vols this season. They saw extra minutes in Charlottesville earlier this season, dropping a 69-64 OT decision to Virginia (11/20).
The Lady Vols are now 0-2 in overtime contests this season and have compiled an overall record of 27-15 in all-time contests that go to OT.
At the Half
The Lady Vols trailed Arkansas at halftime, 31-26. Tennessee has trailed at intermission of six games. Tennessee has led at the half of 19 contests and has been tied in the other three contests.
The Big Orange is now 0-6 this season when it trails going into the locker room.
Tennessee remains winless when trailing going into the locker room.
The Lady Vols overcame tonight's eight-point deficit, but were unable to retain their lead, falling for the sixth time this season when going into intermission behind.
Callling Passengers Johnson and Stricklen...
Tennessee's leading scorer in Shekinna Stricklen and leading rebounder in Glory Johnson combined for zero points and zero rebounds in the first half.
All 11 Lady Vols saw action in the first half. Burdick, Baugh and Williams accounted for 12 of UT's 26 first-half points coming off the bench.
Wouldn't You Like to Know
In the first contest vs. Arkansas this season, the Razorbacks tallied 10 FGs on 18.2 percent shooting. They never led in that contest.
Tonight, Arkansas made 25-of-50 shots at a 50 percent clip in a game that featured 10 tie scores and eight lead changes. Vanderbilt holds the season opponent-high shooting percentage, shooting 55.7 percent from the floor.
After accounting for zero points and zero boards in the first half, Johnson and Stricklen each put up double-digit scoring efforts in the loss to Arkansas.
Stricklen led UT with 17 points and eight rebounds while Johnson contributed 13 points and nine boards.
Tennessee won the rebounding battle versus Arkansas, coming down with 33 rebounds to Arkansas' 29.
Tennessee trailed on the boards, 14-8, going into intermission. The remainder of the game was a different story, with Tennessee holding the advantage, 25-15.
The Lady Vols collected 19 offensive boards, but only tallied 10 second chance points with those opportunities.
Both teams struggled to protect the rock tonight. Tennessee committed 19 turnovers while Arkansas tallied 21 miscues.
The Lady Vols' season-high mark for turnovers is 24 in the overtime loss at Virginia (11/20).
Johnson Hits the Mark
With 13 points against Arkansas, Glory Johnson surpassed the 1,500-point mark. She has now tallied 1,505 points in her Lady Vol career.
On the Horizon
Glory, Glory - Look Who's Boarding
Johnson is currently second on the all-time rebounding list with 1,125 boards.
She needs 171 rebounds to catch program leader Chamique Holdsclaw, who pulled down 1,295 rebounds in her Lady Vol career.
Massengale Dishes `Em
With six assists versus Arkansas, freshman point guard Ariel Massengale neared the rookie assist mark with 132.
She is one assist 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 Sunday's senior day game versus Florida at 3:30 p.m. ET.