Postgame Notes: Terps 73, Lady Vols 62

March 30, 2014

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-Sunday's game marked the 14th time Tennessee and Maryland have met.
-With the loss, UT is 10-4 in the all-time series against the Terps, including a 1-1 mark in NCAA action.


-This is UT's 33rd appearance in the NCAA Tournament, making it the whole program to be invited to every tournament. The Lady Vols made the Sweet 16 in 32 of 33 appearances.
-In NCAA Sweet 16 games, Tennessee is 26-6, reaching the Elite Eight 26 times.
-In the NCAA Tournament, UT falls to 117-25 overall.


-Today's starters: junior Cierra Burdick, sophomore Bashaara Graves, junior Isabelle Harrison, redshirt freshman Andraya Carter and senior Meighan Simmons.
-It was the 16th-straight game Tennessee has utilized the lineup, and the Lady Vols are now 15-2 with the quintet.
-The opponent won the tip for the fourth time this season.
-Simmons scored the Lady Vols' first basket with a three. It's the eighth time this season that the senior has scored UT's first points.
-Jordan Russell was first off the bench for Tennessee, the third time this season the freshman has been called upon first.
-Junior point guard Ariel Massengale was on the bench. She suffered a facial injury during that game and missed Texas A&M (Jan. 26), Arkansas (Jan. 30), Alabama (Feb. 2), Ole Miss (Feb. 6) and Vanderbilt (Feb. 10). She was on the bench, but did not play against Kentucky (Feb. 16), Auburn (Feb. 20), South Carolina (March 2), LSU (SEC Tournament - March 7), Texas A&M (SEC Tournament - March 8), Kentucky (SEC Tournament - March 9), Northwestern State (NCAA First Round - March 22) and St. John's (NCAA Second Round - March 24). She also missed at the Missouri (Feb. 23) and LSU (Feb. 27) away games.


-Sunday's game marked the final game for Meighan Simmons donning the Orange & White.
-She earned her 126th start, moving into fifth on UT's all-time career starts list, surpassing Tamika Catchings (125).
-With 31 points against Maryland, Simmons recorded her 31st game this season in double figures.
- Simmons finished her career with 2,064 career points, fifth all-time at Tennessee.
-Her 31 points also marked an NCAA-high in scoring for the senior. Her previous best was 22 points against Kansas on March 24, 2012.


-Maryland out-rebounded the Lady Vols, 42-40.
-It marked just the third time this season the UT has been out-rebounded by its opponent.


-Bashaara Graves led the team with 14 boards.
-It marked her 24th game this season with five or more rebounds.


-The Lady Vols had two players in double figures: Meighan Simmons (31) and Jasmine Jones (11).
-It marked just the second game this season that Tennessee did not have three or more players score in double digits.


-At the halfway point, UT trailed 41-27 to Maryland.
-Meighan Simmons led the team with 12 points while Bashaara Graves had eight rebounds.
-The Terps outrebounded the Lady Vols 23-22 in the first 20 minutes of action.
-UT shot 32.1 percent (9-28) compared to Maryland's 37.5 percent (15-40).
-The Terrapins had a 20-12 advantage in points in the paint.





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