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Postgame Notes: Tennessee 84, Oakland 50

Nov. 24, 2013

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POSTGAME NOTES

THE SERIES

  • Tennessee and Oakland played each other for the first time ever on Sunday
  • The Lady Vols are 4-0 all-time against Horizon League opponents.
  • The win over the Golden Grizzlies marked the first time since the 2010-11 season that the Lady Vols have begun the season at 5-0.
  • Tennessee has now won 10 straight games at home, dating back to 77-67 loss on Jan. 28, 2013 to Notre Dame in Knoxville.
  • The same five starters this season, Massengale, Simmons, Burdick, Graves and Harrison have started all five games for the Lady Vols so far.

21-POINT SURGE

  • Tennessee led just 28-27 with 2:29 left before halftime before opening a 21-0 run that stretched into the second half.

DEFENSIVE FIRST HALF

  • At halftime, the Lady Vols had held the Golden Grizzlies to just 27 points - the fewest allowed in the first half yet this season.
  • Tennessee held Oakland to a .297 shooting percentage in the first half, as well as a .333 three-point shooting percentage.
  • The Lady Vols only committed four team fouls by halftime; Oakland had committed six and one player had acquired three fouls.
  • Tennessee forced nine turnovers by Oakland in the first half and scored 11 points off of those balls.

SECOND HALF DOMINANCE

  • Unsurprisingly, Tennessee came back from halftime and a seven point lead to begin the second half with a 21-2 run over the first seven minutes of the half.
  • It was the fifth time this season Tennessee scored more than its opponent in the second half, outscoring Oakland 50-23.
  • In the second half this season, Tennessee has outscored opponents, 227-148.
  • The Lady Vols shot 48.5 percent from the field in the second half, the best yet this season - they shot 46.4 percent in the second half against Middle Tennessee, 36.4 percent against North Carolina, 52.9 percent against Chattanooga and 42.1 percent against Georgia Tech.

MASSENGALE AGAIN

  • Following her SEC and NCAA Player of the Week honors, Massengale scored 13 points and dished out six assists..
  • All six of her assists came in the first half.
  • For the third time this season, Massengale hit multiple threes, connecting on three shots against Oakland. She also made multiple three-pointers against UNC (5) and Chattanooga (4).
  • She scored in double figures for the fourth time this season; her only single-digit scoring game was against Georgia Tech, where she scored nine.

THE TENNESSEE BENCH

  • Not to disappoint, the Tennessee bench outscored Oakland's bench, 23-13
  • The five-person bench has outscored its opponent's bench in every game this season.
  • The bench has outscored opponents' benches 131-80 over five games this season.

SIMMONS IS BACK

  • The preseason SEC Player of the Year, SEC First-Team and AP preseason All-American, to name a few of her 2014 presason honors is back on the court as a powerhouse.
  • Simmons led the team in scoring in the first half with 10 points and was the first Lady Vol to reach double figures today. She finished with 14 points
  • She also totaled three steals, two rebounds and one assist.

THE SMALL DETAILS

  • The Lady Vols recorded a season-high 23 team assists against Oakland.
  • In the first half alone, Tennessee outshot Oakland in the paint, 16-2.
  • Throughout the second half, the Lady Vols scored 24 points in the paint; Oakland only scored six.
  • Capitalizing off of Golden Grizzly mistakes, Tennessee had 21 points off Oakland turnovers.
  • Tennessee forced 20 Oakland turnovers.
  • With nine minutes remaining in the game, every Lady Vol had scored.

UP NEXT

  • The team take a Thanksgiving trip to the Junkanoo Jam in Freeport, Bahamas Nov. 28-29, facing Virginia and either Kansas State or SMU.
  • The Lady Vols won't play another home game until Dec. 8, hosting Texas at 1 p.m. ET on Fox Sports Southwest.


 

 

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