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Game Notes: LSU vs. Tennessee

Feb. 26, 2009

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  • Today's starters: Angie Bjorklund, Kelley Cain, Alex Fuller, Glory Johnson and Shekinna Stricklen.
  • Redshirt-sophomore Cait McMahan has decided to not play the rest of the season, accepting a role as a student assistant coach and will remain on the sidelines.
  • With McMahan having decided to not play the rest of the season, Fuller has chosen to honor her teammate by wearing No. 2.
  • Three Lady Vols scored in double digits: Bjorklund (21), Stricklen (18) and Cain (12).
  • At the first media timeout (15:58), UT was 1-of-4 from the floor with four turnovers and trailed 6-2.
  • LSU opened with a 14-2 run to the 11:45 mark of the first half. UT was 1-of-11 from the floor with eight turnovers.
  • UT held the Lady Tigers without a field goal for 4:28 in the first half, to the 6:59 point, but was only able to get within 10 at 19-9.
  • Tennessee pulled within seven at 21-14, 5:22 before the half, but did not score again until the 2:41 mark, allowing LSU to build a 29-14 lead.
  • The 20 halftime points are the ninth fewest in the first half all-time and the 15 point deficit is the ninth largest at the break all-time for the Lady Vols.
  • UT opened the second half on a 9-0 run to cut the Lady Tiger lead to 35-29 at the 18:02 mark of the second period.
  • Tennessee opened the second stanza making its first six shots.
  • UT tied the game at 51 at 8:33 on a deep Shekinna Stricklen three-pointer.
  • UT tied the game at 61 apiece on a pair of Bjorklund free throws with 1:04 to play.
  • The Lady Vols made a three-pointer for the 368th consecutive game.
  • The Lady Vols have shot an average of 22.7 free throws per game, making 66.8 percent. Tonight they shot 16, making 10.

The loss tonight...

  • Drops UT to 37-12 all-time against LSU and 11-6 in Baton Rouge.
  • Extends the Lady Vols' away losing streak to five straight games - the longest ever under Coach Summitt.
  • Marks the first time that Tennessee has lost five SEC games.
  • Gives UT a 406-64 record against SEC foes and a 278-39 mark in league play.
  • Drops the Lady Vols to 12-9 in TV games this season.
  • Gives the Lady Vols a 7-7 record on the road this season.
  • Head Coach Pat Summitt's career record now stands at 1,002-191 (.841) all time.

Up next...

  • The Lady Vols return home for the final regular season game of the year. UT will host Vanderbilt on Sunday night at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m. and will be aired to a national television audience on ESPN2.

Freshman Kelley Cain:

  • Scored 12 points, the eighth time this season she has been in double figures

Freshman Amber Gray:

  • Made her first two free throws of the game - first free throws since going 1-of-1 at Arkansas on Jan. 22

Freshman Shekinna Stricklen:

  • Tied the game at 51 with 8:33 remaining for the first time since it was 2-2 on a 25-foot three-pointer
  • Scored 18 points, the 17th time this season she has been in double digits

Sophomore Angie Bjorklund:

  • Becomes the 49th Lady Vol to start 50 career games in the Orange and White
  • Finished with 21 points, the 14th time this season she has been in double digits
  • Scored at least 20 points for the fifth time in her career

Senior Alex Fuller:

  • Had the first Lady Vol basket - a free throw line jumper at the 17:08 mark
  • Will wear No. 2 for the rest of the season in honor of teammate Cait McMahan, who has decided to take on a student assistant role for the rest of the season



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