Nov. 11, 2012
THE SERIES Tennessee leads the series against Georgia Tech 5-0. When playing at Georgia Tech, Tennessee leads 3-0.
The Lady Vols are 85-19 all-time against Atlantic Coast Conference opponents.
Today's attendance was 5,517, the fifth-largest home crowd for Georgia Tech.
FOR STARTERS Tonight's starters: freshman Bashaara Graves, sophomore Cierra Burdick, sophomore Isabelle Harrison, junior Meighan Simmons and freshman Andraya Carter.
The last time two freshmen started a game for the Lady Vols was Feb. 2, 2012, when Cierra Burdick and Ariel Massengale made the starting line-up against South Carolina.
Sophomore guard Jasmine Phillips sat out the game due to a left quad strain.
Sophomore center Isabelle Harrison was the first to score for the Lady Vols.
Sophomore point guard Ariel Massengale was the first substitution in for Tennessee.
FRESHMEN STEPPING UP Bashaara Graves lead Tennessee with 18 points, and recorded her first double-double of her career as she also grabbed 12 boards.
The duo of Graves and Jasmine Jones led the team in rebounds with 23 combined, nearly half of the team's 48 total rebounds. Jones tallied 11 boards.
Andraya Carter led UT in minutes played at 36.
Nia Moore saw three minutes of action in her first game as a Lady Vol.
ON THE RUN Georgia Tech kicked off the second half on an 8-0 run before Tennessee responded with an 18-0 run to extend UT's lead to 20 (63-43).
Tennessee held the Yellow Jackets scoreless for nearly nine straight minutes before Georgia Tech scored again.
OWNING THE PAINT Tennessee tallied 40 points in the paint in the victory, while Georgia Tech scored 24 in the lane.
BOARD GAME The Lady Vols outrebounded Georgia Tech 27-19 in the first half.
For the game, UT totaled 48 rebounds to the Yellow Jackets' 43.
BURDICK TREY-MENDOUS Cierra Burdick was a perfect 3-3 in 3-point field goals in the first 20 minutes of action.
Her 3-pointers made set a new career high for the sophomore.
Burdick also set a new career record in points with 16 and field goals made with six. Her previous highs in those categories were 15 points and five field goals made.
GRAVES BURIES THE COMPETITION Freshman Bashaara Graves was instrumental in UT's 71-54 victory over Georgia Tech as she posted a team-leading 18 points and grabbed a team-best 12 boards to record the first double-double of her career.
This is the second-straight game that Graves has tallied double-digit points.
AT THE HALF Sophomore Cierra Burdick led the Lady Vols in scoring through the first 20 minutes of play as she recorded 15 points and went a perfect 6-6 from the field. Of her 15 points, nine were from 3-pointers.
Freshman Bashaara Graves posted 14 points in the first half, along with grabbing a team-leading eight boards.
At the half, UT tallied 24 points in the paint to Georgia Tech's 16.
Tennessee outrebounded the Yellow Jackets 27 to 19 through the first half.
UP NEXT Tennessee returns to Rocky Top for the Lady Vols' home opener Thursday at 7 p.m. against Rice.