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Postgame Notes: UT 68, Vandy 57



March 2, 2012

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BY THE NUMBERS
7: The win over Vanderbilt pulls head coach Pat Summitt closer to her next win plateau. Seven more wins will put her at the 1,100-win milestone.

19: Including tonight's victory Tennessee has won 19 consecutive SEC Tournament Second Round games dating back to 1994.

23: Tennessee seniors Glory Johnson and Shekinna Stricklen got together to score UT's final 23 points, stretching a three-point lead into an 11-point win over VU.

23: Lady Vol alumna No. 23 Chamique Holdsclaw was honored at halftime of tonight's contest as she was recognized in the 2012 class of SEC Greats.

50: Tennessee hit 26 of 52 shots from the floor in the win over Vanderbilt, shooting at a 50% clip. The Lady Vols also hit 50% of their shots from three in the second half.

To Note

The Series
• With the win Tennessee improves to 60-8 in the all-time series versus Vanderbilt dating back to the 1975-76 season.

• Tennessee is now 10-2 in postseason meetings with Vandy, including a 9-2 mark in the conference tournament.

• Tennessee has claimed 24 of the last 26 games with the Commodores, splitting the regular season series with Vanderbilt before tonight's win.

For Starters
• Today's starters -- the senior class: Briana Bass, Alicia Manning, Glory Johnson, Shekinna Stricklen and Vicki Baugh.

• This is the second game with these five lining up for the opening tip. The Lady Vols are now 2-0 sporting this lineup combination.

• These starters lined up for the opening tip of the Lady Vols' Senior Day win over Florida (2/26).

Holdsclaw Honored
• Lady Vol alumna Chamique Holdsclaw was honored at halftime of tonight's contest as she was recognized in the 2012 class of SEC Greats.

• Holdsclaw played for Tennessee from 1995-99 and was selected as a Kodak All- American in each of her four Lady Vol seasons.

• She was named the Naismith Player of the Centrury and her number 23 hangs from the rafters in Thompson-Boling Arena as it has been retired.

Halftime on Hold
• Halftime was extended a total of 29 minutes as inclement weather came through the Nashville area. Play resumed after the extended intermission.

Rivalry Fills Seats
• The Tennessee/Vanderbilt rivalry has put more bodies in seats than any other UT series this season. Tonight's game attracted 8,594 fans, setting the season mark for neutral site attendance.

• VU put 12,034 fans in Memorial Gym Feb. 9 -- the Lady Vols' away attendance record this season. The home game against Vanderbilt set UT's second-best mark for attendance at home this season with 17,879 fans in attendance.

Tournament Tidbits
In the SEC Tourney
• Tennessee has won seven consecutive SEC Tournament games dating back to March 2010 and 19 consecutive Second Round games dating back to 1994.

• The Lady Vols last bowed out in this round to Georgia, 73-72, March 6, 1993 and have only dropped four second-round games in the event's history.

• UT has an all-time record of 67-17 in the SEC Tournament, including 15 tournament titles.

In It to Win It
• The Lady Vols have won the conference tournament the last two seasons; they come to Nashville looking to defend their back-to-back crowns.

Wouldn't You Like to Know
At the Half
• The Lady Vols led Vanderbilt at halftime, 35-27. Tennessee has led at intermission of 21 games. Tennessee has trailed at the half of six contests and has been tied in the other three contests.

• Tennessee is now 20-1 when they lead going into the locker room, with the lone loss coming to Baylor (11/27).

Stricklen, Johnson Close it Out
• Tennessee seniors Glory Johnson and Shekinna Stricklen got together to score UT's final 23 points, stretching a three-point lead into an 11-point win over VU.

• The duo took over offensively with the score 43-40. Stricklen put up 12 points while Johnson chipped in nine.

• Stricklen led the Lady Vols with 18 points, all of which came in the second half.

Big Lead for Big Orange
• Tennessee led by as many as 19 points (3:44 in the first half ) in the win, but Vanderbilt cut the UT lead to one point at 41-40 (14:11 in the second half) before the Lady Vols surged again to an 11-point win.

• Vandy's only lead of the game came with 19:02 in the first half. There was one lead change in the game, and after claiming the lead, UT did not trail again.

Take Away the Trey
• Tennessee held the nation's fourth-best three-point shooting team to just 17.4% accuracy from beyond the arc.

• Christina Foggie, the nation's fourth-best three-point shooter at 42.9 percent, was held to a 25% clip (2-8) against the Lady Vols.

On the Horizon
Approaching 1,100 Wins
• Seven more wins will put Summitt at her next victory milestone: 1,100 wins.

Glory, Glory - Look Who's Boarding
• Johnson is currently second on the all-time rebounding list with 1,144 boards.

• She needs 152 rebounds to catch program leader Chamique Holdsclaw, who pulled down 1,295 rebounds in her Lady Vol career.

Up Next
• The Lady Vols continue their SEC Tournament ride as they will face No. 6 seed South Carolina, Saturday at 5 p.m. CT/6 p.m. ET.

 

 

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