March 6, 2005
- With the win, the Lady Volunteers claim the SEC's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
- Tennessee has received a bid to every NCAA Tournament since its inception in 1982.
- UT is 11-5 in the SEC Tournament final.
- After nailing two threes today, junior guard Shanna Zolman has connected from behind the arc in 16 of the last 17 games.
- Tennessee's first lead of the game (10-8) came at 13:13 of the first half.
- Senior forward Shyra Ely's 25 points led the Lady Vols, the 15th time this season she has led the team in scoring.
- Freshman guard Alexis Hornbuckle led Tennessee in rebounds with eight, the third time this season she has led the squad on the boards.
- 23 of the 40 meetings between Tennessee and LSU have been decided by 10 or less points.
- This was the fifth time Tennessee has played a #1 team while ranked #5. UT is now 1-5 against #1 teams when ranked #5.
- Tennessee Head Coach Pat Summitt now has 878 win and needs just two victories to surpass Dean Smith as the winningest coach in NCAA basketball.
- With the victory, the Lady Vols have won eight games in a row.
- Tennessee's all-time record in the SEC Tournament now stands at 51-15, including a 11-5 mark in the finals.
- The Lady Vols hold a 33-8 all-time record against the Tigers, with a 7-3 record against LSU in the post-season.
- LSU drops its overall season record to 29-2.
- This was LSU's third time playing in the SEC championship game in the past four seasons.
- LSU was led by junior forward Seimone Augustus with 23 points, senior guard Temeka Johnson with 13, and freshman center with 10.
- Johnson has now started 122 games in her career.
- With the loss, LSU has ended its 16-game winning streak; as well as ending its 14-game winning streak versus SEC teams.
- With Johnson's 12 assists in the game, she is now in eighth place on the NCAA career assists list.