March 9, 2013
TENNESSEE TIDBITS With the loss, UT falls to 25-6 overall in 2013.
The Lady Vols are now 3-1 all-time against the Aggies and 1-1 this season.
SEC TOURNAMENT TIDBITS Tennessee is now 71-18 all-time in SEC Tournament play.
The loss snaps a streak of 10 consecutive victories in the event.
In semifinal games of the league tournament, UT is now to 22-9.
FOR STARTERS Today's starters: freshman Bashaara Graves, senior Taber Spani, senior Kamiko Williams, sophomore Ariel Massengale and junior Meighan Simmons.
Simmons is the only Lady Vol to start every game this season.
Simmons made Tennessee's first bucket for the 11th time this year as she sank a jump shot.
Sophomore Cierra Burdick the first off the bench for Tennessee.
SPREADING THE OFFENSE Senior Taber Spani led the Lady Vols with a career-high 33 points.
The last time a Tennessee player scored 30 or more points was Meighan Simmons against North Carolina on Dec. 2 with 33 points.
Freshman Nia Moore saw action for the first time since Feb. 21 against Auburn. She finished the game with one rebound in two minutes.
The Lady Vols finished the game shooting at a 42.9 clip.
The last time UT trailed at halftime and came back for a win was Feb. 24 at Arkansas.
ON THE LINE UT went 4-for-5 from the free throw line in the first 20 minutes of action.
The Lady Vols wrapped up the game 9-for-12 from the charity stripe, as Spani went a perfect 6-for-6.
THE SPANI SHOW Spani's career-high 33 points against the Aggies makes her the 38th Lady Vol to score 1,000 points in her career. She now has 1,0xx career points.
Spani sank a career-best 5 treys, which moved her ahead of Sidney Spencer (133) into eighth on UT's career 3-point field goals made with 138.
Spani is one of five players in the SEC to score 30 or more points this year.
DOWN TO THE WIRE The loss marked the first time Tennessee has lost when leading with 10 minutes or less remaining.
When leading with 10 minutes left, the Lady Vols are now 23-1.
When leading with five minutes remaining, UT is 22-1.
SWITCHING LEADS In the first half alone, there were nine lead changes exchanged between the Lady Vols and the Aggies.
In all, there were 11 lead changes and the game was tied 11 times as well.
AT THE HALFAt the half, UT trailed the Aggies by a bucket, 35-33. It was the ninth time this season the Lady Vols trailed their opponent at the halfway point.
Senior Taber Spani led the Lady Vols with 18 points, the only UT player to hit double figures in the first half.
Freshman Jasmine Jones had a team-best four rebounds, while seniors Spani and Kamiko Williams pulled down three apiece.
Texas A&M outrebounded UT 24-17 in the first 20 minutes of action.