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POSTGAME NOTES: No. 4 Seed A&M 66, No. 1 Seed UT 62

March 9, 2013

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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 HALF

•At 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.
 

 

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