March 6, 2005
- Vanderbilt and Tennessee meet for the third time in the SEC Tournament semifinals.
- This marks Vanderbilt's sixth straight SEC Tournament semifinal.
- This was the third meeting between Vanderbilt and Tennessee this season. Tennessee won both times in Nashville (79-65) and in Knoxville (72-63).
- With the loss, Vanderbilt drops to 22-7 overall this season.
- They drop to 32-22 all-time in the SEC Tournament; and drop to 2-6 versus Tennessee in tournament play.
- Senior forward Ashley Earley led the Commodores with 20 points and six rebounds.
- Also scoring in double figures are senior guard Abi Ramsey with 20 points, sophomore guard Caroline Williams with 15, sophomore guard Dee Davis with 11.
- Williams tied season high with five 3-pointers.
- Davis tied season high with 10 assists.
- Vanderbilt drops all-time record against Tennessee to 7-43.
- Tennessee advances to the SEC Tournament final for the 16th time.
- UT is 10-5 in the final with the last Tournament Championship coming in 2000.
- Tennessee's first lead of the ballgame (5-4) came at 18:01 of the first half.
- The Lady Vols went on a 16-3 run from 11:46 to 7:35 of the first half to take a lead they would never relinquish.
- After Vanderbilt went on a 12-2 run to pull within a point at 56-55 with 8:48 remaining, UT answered with a 6-0 run of its own to push the lead to seven with 7:16 left.
- After nailing four threes today, junior guard Shanna Zolman has connected from behind the arc in 15 of the last 16 games.
- Zolman's team-best 18 points put her in double figures for the 11th time in the last 12 games.
- Zolman lead the Lady Vols in scoring for the 10th time this season.
- Senior forward Shyra Ely's nine rebounds led UT, the 14th time this season she has paced the team on the boards.
- With today's win, Tennessee Head Coach Pat Summitt has passed legendary Kentucky men's coach Adolph Rupp for second on the all-time NCAA wins list with 880.
- Summitt now needs just three wins to surpass Dean Smith as the winningest coach in NCAA basketball.
- With the victory, the Lady Vols have won seven games in a row.
- Tennessee's all-time record in the SEC Tournament now stands at 50-15, including a 16-6 mark in the semifinals.
- The Lady Vols hold a 45-6 all-time record against the Commodores, with a 6-2 record against VU in the post-season.
- Tennessee has won the last eight meetings with Vanderbilt and 23 of the last 25.