Feb. 24, 2013
TENNESSEE TIDBITS Tennessee is now 24-2 all-time and 12-1 on the road against the Razorbacks
The Lady Vols improve to 22-5 on the season and 13-1 in the SEC
The Lady Vols overcame a nine-point halftime deficit to win the game, the largest halftime deficit overcome this season to win.
The Vols previously overcame a five-point halftime deficit (27-32) against Auburn on Jan. 17, 2013 to win 75-66.
This marks the Lady Vols fourth comeback in the second half this season and the largest overall comeback since being down by 12 to Middle Tennessee on No. 28, 2012.
Today's attendance was 3,050.
FOR STARTERS Today's starters: freshman Bashaara Graves, senior Taber Spani, sophomore Cierra Burdick, sophomore Ariel Massengale and junior Meighan Simmons.
Simmons is the only Lady Vol to start every game this season.
Simmons drained Tennessee's first bucket for the ninth time this year as she swished a three-pointer.
Freshman Jasmine Jones was the first off the bench for Tennessee.
SPREADING THE OFFENSE Junior Meighan Simmons led the scoring effort with 18 points.
Along with Simmons, Spani (14), and Graves (11) also hit double digits.
Graves led the effort on the boards as she pulled down nine rebounds.
Tennessee dished out nine assists, with Ariel Massengale leading the team with four helpers
SECOND HALF SURGE Tennessee outscored Arkansas 22-8 to open the second half, including a 10-0 run over a two minute period to take a 43-36 lead.
The Lady Vols used the surge to notch their 13th SEC victory of the year, extending their first place lead.
BATTLE OF THE BOARDS Tennessee outrebounded the Razorbacks 46-33, recording its 20th game this season grabbing more boards than its opponent.
In the first half, UT outrebounded Arkansas 22-17.
TABER DRANI Senior Taber Spani continued her double-figure streak as she has now scored in double-digits in 13 of the last 15 games notching 14 against Arkansas.
Spani has hit double digits in 12 of 14 SEC games.
SIMMONS STARTS AND SHINES With her 27th start this season in as many games, Meighan Simmons played in her 100th game as a Lady Vol against the Razorbacks.
Simmons led the team with 18 points, while recording her 19th game this season with 15 or more points.
HARRISON RETURNS Isabelle Harrison made her first appearance in a game since suffering a knee injury against Notre Dame on Jan. 28
The sophomore played just three minutes taking one shot and pulling down two rebounds.
AT THE HALF At the half, UT trailed by nine, 28-19, to the Razorbacks, the most the Lady Vols have trailed at the halfway mark since Stanford on Dec. 22, 2012 (12).
Junior Meighan Simmons led the team with seven points, while freshman Bashaara Graves and senior Taber Spani added five.
Graves led the team in rebounds as she brought down six in first half. Simmons grabbed four. The Lady Vols outrebounded the Razorbacks 22-17.
Tennessee shot 26.9 percent during the first 20 minutes, the third-lowest shooting percentage in the first half this season (Baylor, 17.9 percent; Stanford, 25.6 percent).
UP NEXT Tennessee return to Rocky Top to face Texas A&M in the final home game of the season on Thursday at 7 p.m. ET.