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Tennessee 118, Coker 44: Post-Game Notes

Nov. 4, 2012

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Here are a few numbers of interest:

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THE SERIES

• In Tennessee's first meeting with Coker, the Lady Vols won 118-44. UT outscored its two exhibition opponents 222-88.
• UT is now 50-11 in all-time exhibition games, including a 39-4 record at home.
• UT is 2-0 in exhibition games in the Holly Warlick era.
• Today's attendance was 10,137.

FOR STARTERS

• Tonight's starters: freshman Bashaara Graves, freshman Jasmine Jones, 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 tendonitis and Phillips with a left quad strain.
• Sophomore forward Isabelle Harrison scored the first basket of the game with a layup.
• Sophomore Cierra Burdick was the first substitution in for Tennessee.
• All nine active 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 half-court across from the Lady Vol bench.
• Summitt attends nearly every practice.

PHENOMENAL FRESHMEN

• Freshman Bashaara Graves was the first Lady Vol to reach double digits in scoring. It is the second-straight game that a freshman has been the first UT player to score double figures as Jasmine Jones was the first against Carson-Newman.
• Freshman Andraya Carter had a team-best five steals in the contest, while freshman Nia Moore went 4-of-5 from the field, tallying eight points.
• Freshman Jasmine Jones led the Lady Vols in blocks with two.

PERFECT PLACEMENT

• During the first half, three Lady Vols were perfect from the free throw line as Meighan Simmons went 5-of-5, Jasmine Jones went 4-of-4 and Bashaara Graves went 4-of-4.
• Freshman Andraya Carter was 1-1 in field goals during the first 20 minutes of action, while senior Kamiko Williams went 1-1 in 3-point field goals in the first half.

DOUBLE TROUBLE

• A total of six UT players recorded double-digit scoring efforts against the Cobras.
• Freshman Bashaara Graves tallied 12 points in the first half.

SMOOTH CRIMINALS

• Tennessee collected 23 steals on the night, while giving up the ball only 14 times.
• The Lady Vols scored 51 points off Coker turnovers.

TO THE LINE

• The Lady Vols were 16-of-18 (88.9%) from the free throw line in the first half, while shooting 3-of-4 during the second.
• Tennessee went 19-of-22 from the charity stripe for the game.
• Four UT players were perfect from the line, as Meighan Simmons was 5-of-5, Jasmine Jones 4-of-4, Bashaara Graves 4-of-4 and Isabelle Harrison went 1-of-1.

AT THE HALF

• Freshman Bashaara Graves led the Lady Vols in scoring at the half with 12 points.
• Senior Taber Spani grabbed a team-leading five rebounds in the first 20 minutes of action, while also dishing out three assists.
• Junior Meighan Simmons grabbed three steals.
• The squad went 16-18 (88.9%) from the line during the first half, while grabbing 24 boards. • In the first half, Tennessee outscored the Cobras 34-2 in the paint while notching 28 points off Coker turnovers.
• The Lady Vols only turned over the ball five times in the first half compared to Coker's 16.
• All nine active Lady Vols scored in the first half as UT led 60-30.

UP NEXT

• Tennessee begins its regular season on the road against Chattanooga Friday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m.

 

 

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