Nov. 15, 2012
THE SERIES The Lady Vols took home the win in the first meeting between Tennessee and Rice with a 101-48 victory.
Today's attendance was 10,913.
FOR STARTERS Tonight's starters: freshman Bashaara Graves, sophomore Cierra Burdick, sophomore Isabelle Harrison, junior Meighan Simmons and freshman Andraya Carter.
Carter, Burdick, Harrison and Simmons have started every game this season, while Graves has started the last two.
Sophomore center Isabelle Harrison was the first to score for the Lady Vols with a layup.
Sophomore point guard Ariel Massengale was the first substitution in for Tennessee.
Sophomore transfer Jasmine Phillips made her Lady Vol debut as she checked into the game at 4:48 in the first half.
BOILING RICE The quartet of Meighan Simmons, Isabelle Harrison, Bashaara Graves and Kamiko Williams combined for 68 points, 67 percent of the Lady Vols' total 101.
The last time Williams hit double figures in scoring was last season against Alabama. Her 12 points are the most since 14 against Kentucky on Feb. 7, 2011.
The Lady Vols snagged 14 steals from Rice, while the Owls only had one.
Harrison led the team with 12 rebounds, the only Lady Vol to grab double-digit boards.
Freshman Bashaara Graves is the only Lady Vol to score in double digits in all three games this season as she notched 14 at Chattanooga, 18 at Georgia Tech and 18 against Rice.
SETTING HIGHS Isabelle Harrison set new career highs in both points and rebounds, as the sophomore scores 16 points and grabbed 12 boards in 18 minutes of action.
Harrison also tallied her second double-double of the season after recording her first at Chattanooga with 13 points and 12 rebounds.
With 18 points Basharra Graves tied her career high for scoring.
Kamiko Williams equaled her career high with six assists, which she set during her freshman year against Old Dominion.
CENTURY MARK Taber Spani's three with 1:54 left on the clock pushed the Lady Vols over the century mark to make it 101-48.
The last time Tennessee hit the 100-point mark in a regular-season game was Jan 6, 2011 against Alabama 110-45 in Knoxville.
ON THE RUN The Lady Vols shot to a 16-0 run in the first to take a 34-22 lead in the first. UT held the Owls scoreless for 6 minutes and 54 seconds.
UT would end the first half on a 23-5 run.
Tennessee notched an 11-0 run in the second, taking a commanding 65-32 lead before Rice scored its next basket. The Owls were scoreless for three minutes, 44 seconds.
The Lady Vols would go on to tally an 8-0 run, and then a 17-0 run before the Owls scored another basket to make it 93-43.
OWNING THE PAINT Tennessee tallied 26 points in the paint in the first 20 minutes of action, while the Owls only scored eight in the lane.
The Lady Vols would end the game with 56 points in the paint, while Rice totaled 16 in the paint.
TAKING CHARGE The Lady Vols took two charges in the first half as Cierra Burdick and Ariel Massengale showed their defensive skills.
NO TURNING BACK UT scored 14 points off nine Owl turnovers in the first half, while only giving up one turnover with 1:20 left before halftime.
Against Chattanooga, the Lady Vols had 17 turnovers and gave up eight at Georgia Tech.
Tennessee forced a total of 22 turnovers. From those 22 turnovers, UT scored 32 points. Rice had 0 points off of turnovers.
AT THE HALF Sophomore Isabelle Harrison led the Lady Vols in scoring and rebounding at the half with 12 points and seven boards.
At the half, UT tallied 26 points in the paint to Rice's eight.
Tennessee snagged 14 points off of turnovers, while forcing nine Owl turnovers.
The Lady Vols garnered their largest lead at the half on the season as they led 45-27 over the Owls, ending on a 23-5 run.
UT's 45 points at the half ties the most points after the first this season as the Lady Vols tallied 45 against Georgia Tech.
The Owls' 27 points during the first 20 minutes of play is the fewest the Lady Vols have allowed in the first this season.
Tennessee travels to the Sunshine State as they face Miami on Sunday at 2 p.m.