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Tennessee 104, Carson-Newman 44 Post Game Notes



Nov. 1, 2012

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THE SERIES

• With the win, Tennessee captures its ninth-straight exhibition victory over Carson-Newman.
• The Lady Vols played Carson-Newman a year to the day, Nov. 1, 2011, winning 105-40.
• The Lady Vols 104 points is the eighth time in nine exhibition meetings that UT has reached the century mark.
• The Vols lead the exhibition series 9-0.
• UT is now 49-11 in all-time exhibition games, including a 38-4 record at home.
• UT is 1-0 in exhibition games in the Holly Warlick era.
• Today's attendance is 10,647.

FOR STARTERS

• Tonight's starters: senior Taber Spani, sophomore Cierra Burdick, sophomore Isabelle Harrison, junior Meighan Simmons and freshman Andraya Carter.
• Sophomore point guard Ariel Massengale and sophomore guard Jasmine Phillips sat out the exhibition game due to injuries. Massengale for Achilles tendinitus and Phillips with a left quad strain.
• Junior guard Meighan Simmons scored the first basket this season for the Lady Vols.
• Freshmen Bashaara Graves and Jasmine Jones were the first substitutions in for Tennessee.
• All nine Lady Vols saw playing time in the first half.

Pat Summitt

• As expected, Lady Vol head coach emeritus Pat Head Summitt was in attendance. She was sitting directly behind the Tennessee bench in the first row of the stands.
• Summitt attends nearly every practice.

NEWCOMERS MAKE NOISE

• Freshman Jasmine Jones was the first UT player to reach double-digits in the contest, when she notched 11 points in the first half. She finished with 16 points.
• Freshman Bashaara Graves had a game-high 15 rebounds for the Lady Vols, while putting up 17 points. She was the only Lady Vol to notch a double-double in the contest.
• Junior Meighan Simmons blocked a game-high three shots while freshman Nia Moore blocked a two shots in the 104-44 victory.
• Freshman Andraya Carter had team-high tying three steals (Harrison, Williams)

BOARD GAME

• Every active Lady Vol snagged a rebound in tonight's contest, as UT totaled 55 rebounds. The Big Orange tallied 18 offensive and 37 defensive rebounds, as Bashaara Graves grabbed a game-high 15 boards.

ON THE RUN

• The Lady Vols started off the game on a 10-0 run before the Lady Eagles made their first basket five minutes into the game.
• After Carson-Newman got on the board with two, UT responded with a 9-0 run.
• Carson-Newman scored three at the beginning of the second half, with UT responding with an 8-0 run before the next Lady Eagles' basket.
• The Lady Vols would again come back with another 8-0 rally after the Lady Eagles' next points of the half.

RACKING `EM UP

• Even though it won't count towards her career statistics, sophomore Isabelle Harrison totaled an unofficial career-high 19 points. Her previous high was 13 points against Chattanooga last year.

HOW ABOUT THOSE HELPERS

• The Lady Vols dished out 21 assists in the game, with Cierra Burdick leading the squad with six.

AT THE HALF

• Freshman Jasmine Jones led the Lady Vols in scoring at the half with 11 points, she was a perfect 4-4 from the field and 3-3 from the free throw line.
• Junior Meighan Simmons and freshman Bashaara Graves led the squad at the halftime mark with five boards apiece, more than one-third of the team's 28 grabs at the half.
• Sophomore Cierra Burdick dished out four assists in the first 20 minutes of play, while senior Kamiko Williams and freshman Andraya Carter snagged three steals apiece.
• Sophomore Isabelle Harrison and freshman Nia Moore each blocked a shot in the first half. • Eight of the nine active Lady Vols scored in the first half, with all seeing playing time in the first 20 minutes.
• At the half, UT was up 47-15. In last season's exhibition game against Carson-Newman, the Lady Vols were up 48-15 at the halfway mark.

UP NEXT

• Tennessee faces Coker in its second exhibition game on Sunday, Nov. 4, at Thompson-Boling Arena at 2 p.m.

 

 

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