Feb. 24, 2011
#4/4 Tennessee Game Notes: at Ole Miss, Feb. 24, 2011, Game #29-27-2, 15-0 SEC
At the 5:24 mark in the second half the game was delayed and ultimately called because of rain leaking into the Tad Smith Coliseum from the roof and onto the court. Tennessee won with a score of 66-39.
Tennessee outrebounded Mississippi, 43-15. The Rebels' 15 boards are an opponent low by eight this season.
Tonight's starters: freshman Meighan Simmons, sophomore Taber Spani, junior Glory Johnson, junior Shekinna Stricklen and junior Alyssia Brewer.
Glory Johnson scored or assisted on the Lady Vols' first nine points, making a jumper in the lane and dishing assists on three other buckets. UT opened the game on a 9-0 run - capped by a Stricklen trey at the 16:46 mark in the first half. Ole Miss point guard Valencia McFarland ended the run with a layup at 16:46.
The Lady Vols used a 20-2 run to take a commanding 31-7 lead with 8:03 left before halftime. Stricklen sparked the run with her second three at the 15:10 mark in the first half. Johnson capped the spurt with a putback.
Stricklen made her first three three-point attempts, the third coming with 1:21 left before the break. It gave UT a 40-19 advantage.
Ole Miss cut the Lady Vols' lead to 16 points early in the second half after Shae Nelson hit a three and McFarland made double-pump layup to make the score 45-29 with 17:53 left in the game. Tennessee responded by scoring four straight points on a Spani jumper and a layup by Johnson - from a razzle-dazzle no-look pass by Stricklen.
Vicki Baugh scored seven straight Tennessee points over a two-minute span, making a pair of free throws at the 12-minute mark in the second half before hitting a jumper and completing a three-point play with 9:55 left in the game.
At the 7:20 mark in the second half, Johnson made a steal and attempted a dunk for the second time this season, but missed.
The win tonight...
Gives UT 18 straight wins since its loss at Baylor on Dec. 14.
Gives UT 26 consecutive SEC regular season victories.
Gives UT a 38-7 record all-time versus Ole Miss.
Gives UT 22 consecutive victories over the Rebels. The Rebels haven't defeated the Lady Vols since Feb. 4, 1996.
Gives UT a 304-40 record all-time in SEC league games.
An 11-1 record in away games in 2010-11.
Eight straight road wins.
Head Coach Pat Summitt's career record now stands at 1,064-198 (.843) all time.
Junior Glory Johnson
Made her first six shots and first four free throws. She finished with 18 points (on 7-of-10 shooting), nine boards, three assists and four steals.
Redshirt junior Vicki Baugh
Scored a season-best 12 points on 4-of-4 shooting from the field and 4-of-5 makes at the line to go along with five boards. Her 12 points was one off of her career-best.
Junior Shekinna Stricklen
Scored 10 points, grabbed six boards and dished three assists.
Junior Alicia Manning
Scored 11 points, grabbed six boards and made three steals.