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Postgame Notes: Lady Vols 105, Carson-Newman 40



Nov. 1, 2011

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BY THE NUMBERS
6: Number of Lady Vols with double-digit scoring numbers against Carson-Newman: Manning, Stricklen, Spani, Simmons, Baugh and Burdick.

8: Consecutive exhibition wins over Carson-Newman. The Lady Vols played the Lady Eagles in the regular season from 1925-1975.

10: Number of Lady Vol players who saw more than 15:00 of action. Each of the UT players saw time on the floor.

19: Tonight's game marks thie 19th exhibition contest in which the Lady Vols have eclipsed the century mark in points.

23: Points scored by Tennessee's Alicia Manning in her career-high scoring performance against Carson-Newman. Her previous high came against South Carolina (2/17/11).

The Series
• Tonight's game was the eighth-straight season UT has played Carson-Newman in an exhibition and UT's eighth straight win over the Lady Eagles.
• The Lady Vols are now 49-11 in exhibition contests: 37-4 at home, 6-3 on the road and 5-4 in neutral games.

For Starters
• Tonights starters: sophomore Meighan Simmons, junior Taber Spani, redshirt-senior Vicki Baugh, senior Glory Johnson and senior Shekinna Stricklen.
• All 10 Lady Vols saw action in the first half.

Double-Double
Vicki Baugh posted a double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds.

Newcomers Make Noise
Cierra Burdick became the first member of the freshman class to see action as a Lady Vol. She entered the game with 12:26 remaining in the first half.
• Burdick scored her first collegiate points from the line, sinking both shots in her first trip to free territory. She led the freshman effort and finished the game with 15 points.
Ariel Massengale entered the fame with 8:35 left in the first half and scored her first points as a Lady Vol by way of the three.
Isabelle Harrison completes the trio of freshmen entering the game at the five-minute mark in the first half. She scored her first points as a Lady Vol on a layup with 13:45 left in the game.

Starting off Right
•Junior Taber Spani scored the game's first point before the opening tipoff -- a free throw resulting from a Carson-Newman technical foul.
• The Lady Vols did not trail in the game after taking the 1-0 lead with 20:00 on the clock in the first half.

Baugh is Back
•After being plagued by knee injuries, redshirt senior Vicki Baugh proved that she was back tonight, with 10 points and 14 boards against Carson-Newman. • Baugh was a member of the 2008 National Championship team and is the only current Lady Vol who has been to the Final Four.

Outstanding off the Bench
•Senior Alicia Manning led the Lady-Vols in scoring against Carson-Newman with 23 points off the bench. Her previous career high was 22 points versus South Carolina (2/17/11).
•She has been strong against the Lady Eagles, recording a double-double in the 2010 exhibition with 15 pts and 13 rebs.

Double Trouble
• Six of the ten Lady Vols that played scored in double figures: Alicia Manning (23), Burdick (15), Simmons (14), Taber Spani (13), Stricklen (12), Baugh (10),

Board Game
•Tennessee held a 65-30 rebounding edge. The Lady Vols outrebounded Carson-Newman 29-10 in the second half.
• RS-Senior Vicki Baugh led the Lady Vols on the glass with 14 boards in the game.

Big Score for Big Orange
• UT's biggest lead of the game was 65 points (105-40) the final score of the game.
• This marks the 19th time in exhibition play that Tennessee has scored at least 100 points.
• Tennessee has now scored over 100 points in seven of its last eight exhibition games.

Up Next
• The Lady Vols will host Union (Tenn.) in their final exhibition next Tuesday, Nov. 8. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. at Thompson-Boling Arena.
• Tennessee with begin regular season competition with a home contest against Pepperdine Sun., Nov. 13, at 4 p.m.

 

 

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