March 4, 2011
- Junior Glory Johnson scored a career-best 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for her 11 double-double of the season and 21st of her career. She made a career-high 11 (of 16) free throws. She made the first three baskets of the second half.
- The Lady Vols shot a season-best 69.2 percent (18-26) in the second half and 54.4 percent for the game. Florida shot 46.8 percent - the best an opponent has registered against UT this season.
- Tonight's starters: Johnson, junior Lyssi Brewer, junior Shekinna Stricklen, sophomore Taber Spani and freshman Meighan Simmons.
- Brewer led the Lady Vols to a 9-6 lead after four minutes of play, making her first three baskets on layups before assisting on a Simmons' trey.
- Florida attacked the Lady Vols early in the first half, forcing four early turnovers and holding a 16-14 lead at the second media timeout on a three-pointer by Brittany Shine at 11:37.
- Back-to-back three-pointers by Stricklen and senior Angie Bjorklund gave the Lady Vols a 20-16 lead at the 10-mintue mark in the first half.
- At the 9:19 mark in the first half, sophomore Kamiko Williams threw an inbounds pass off a Florida defender underneath the Lady Vols' hoop for the easy layup to make the score 22-18.
- Bjorklund's second three put the Lady Vols up 33-22 at the 6:20 mark in the first half.
- Florida scored 10 straight points, capped by a Deanna Allen three 2:38 before halftime. Stricklen's "and-1" layup at 1:36 ended the run and kept the Lady Vols ahead, 38-34.
- Johnson opened the second half with three straight baskets including a long two-point jumper, putting UT up 44-36 and forcing Florida head coach Amanda Butler to use a timeout just one-minute, 30 seconds into the second half.
- The Lady Vols made their first five baskets of the second half, and didn't miss until Williams' three attempt rattled out at the 14:34 mark in the second half.
- Junior Alicia Manning had two three-point plays in a span of just over a minute, making an "and-1" layup with 10:51 left in the game and another one a 9:48 to put the Lady Vols up 66-51.
The win tonight...
- Gives UT 20 straight wins since its loss at Baylor on Dec. 14. It's the seventh time all-time the Lady Vols have won 20 straight contests and ties for the fifth-most consecutive victories in Tennessee history.
- Gives UT 18 consecutive SEC Tournament second round wins, dating back 1994.
- Gives UT a 64-17 record all-time record in the SEC Tournament.
- Gives UT a 28-4 record all-time in SEC Tournament second round games.
- Gives UT a 8-0 record all-times versus Florida in the SEC Tournament.
- Gives UT a 43-3 record all-time versus Florida.
- Gives UT a 444-66 record all-time versus the 12 teams in the SEC.
- Head Coach Pat Summitt's career record now stands at 1,066-198 (.843) all time.
The No. 1-seeded Tennessee Lady Vols face the winner of tonight's 7:30 p.m. matchup between #5 South Carolina and #4 Georgia at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday on ESPNU.
Junior Glory Johnson
Scored a career-best 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for her 11 double-double of the season and 21st of her career. She made a career-high 11 (of 16) free throws. She had only reached double figures once before in SEC Tournament play, scoring 11 in her SEC Tourney debut versus Alabama in 2009.
Junior Shekinna Stricklen
Scored 20 points, her third 20-point game this season and 12th straight game scoring in double-figures.
Junior Lyssi Brewer
Scored a season-best eight points, including the first six points for the Lady Vols.
Senior Angie Bjorklund
Made all three of her three-point attempts to score nine points. She has made seven consecutive three-pointers dating back to the LSU game on Feb. 27.