Tennessee-Baylor Postgame Notes

Nov. 15, 2009

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• Today's starters: junior Angie Bjorklund, sophomores Kelley Cain, Glory Johnson and Shekinna Stricklen, and freshman Taber Spani
• Freshman Taber Spani becomes just the 13th Lady Vol to ever start her first game at Rocky Top. She is the 58th freshman to ever start a game at Tennessee.
• Three Lady Vols scored in double figures: Stricklen (25), Cain (15) and Bjorklund (13)
• Stricklen finished with a career high 14 rebounds
• Bjorklund tied Sidney Spencer for fifth in UT record books with 133 career threes made
• The Lady Vols held the Lady Bears scoreless for the first 3:09 of the game until a Morghan Medlock free throw
• Tennessee trailed at the half for the first time this season. In those games, UT is 1-0
• UT went on a 16-0 run from the 1:02 mark of the first half to the 16:16 point of the second half, building a 36-26 lead
• Tonight's attendance was 12,824
• The Lady Vols made a three-pointer for the 374th consecutive game
• Tennessee is back in action on Tuesday, Nov. 17, when the Lady Vols will face the Texas Tech Lady Raiders in the ESPNU Road To The Championship at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. Tip-off is slated for 6 p.m. CT and will be aired on ESPNU.

The win tonight...
• Gives Head Coach Pat Summitt a 33-3 mark in season-openers
• Gives UT a 5-2 record in the Tip-Off Classic
• Gives the Lady Vols a 2-0 record against Baylor
• Gives the Lady Vols a 44-14 record against teams from the Big 12 Conference and a 1-0 mark this season
• Gives Tennessee a 1-0 mark against ranked opponents this season, a 414-156 all-time mark against ranked foes, a 174-118 mark against AP Top 10 teams and a 167-37 home record against AP Top 10 teams
• Improves the Lady Vols to 1-0 in TV games this season
• Gives the Lady Vols 1-0 record at home this season
• Head Coach Pat Summitt's career record now stands at 1,006-193 (.839) all time

Freshman Taber Spani:
Became just the 13th Lady Vol all-time to start her first career game at Tennessee

Sophomore Kelley Cain:
Had the first basket of the day, a layup at the 19:28 mark of the first half
Finished with 15 points and seven rebounds

Sophomore Shekinna Stricklen:
Recorded her third career double-double with 25 points and 14 rebounds
Her 14 rebounds are a career high
Named Lady Vol Player of the Game
Played all 40 minutes

Junior Angie Bjorklund:
Tied Sidney Spencer for fifth in the UT record books with 133 career three-pointers made
Finished with 13 points





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