Tennessee-UCLA Postgame Notes

Nov. 28, 2009

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• Today's starters: junior Angie Bjorklund, sophomores Kelley Cain, Glory Johnson and Shekinna Stricklen, and freshman Taber Spani
• Three Lady Vols scored in double figures: Spani (16), Bjorklund (12) and Johnson (11)
Taber Spani scored eight of UT's final 11 points in the first half, including the last five straight
• Tennessee held UCLA without a field goal from 4:56 to 0:04 to tie the game at 25 apiece on the strength of an 11-1 run
• The Lady Vols did not lead in the first half for the first time this season
• UT's largest deficit of the first half was 10 points with 4:56 left in the first stanza
• Tennessee trailed at the half for the second time this season. In those games, UT is 2-0
• The Lady Vols went on an 18-3 run from the 4:56 mark of the first half to the 15:35 point of the second half; UT went from trailing 24-14 to leading 32-27
• UT outscored the Bruins 36-20 in the second half
• Tennessee outrebounded UCLA 49-35; UT has led on the boards in all five games
• The Lady Vols made a three-pointer for the 378th consecutive game
• Today's attendance was 14,176
• Tennessee will host its second of three straight home games on Dec. 1 when the George Washington Colonials come to Knoxville. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. at Thompson-Boling Arena and will be broadcast on SportSouth.

The win today...
• Gives the Lady Vols a 17-1 record against UCLA and an 8-1 mark in Knoxville
• UT has now won the past 14 games in the series
• Gives the Lady Vols a 56-13 record against the Pac-10
• Gives the Lady Vols a 2-0 record in home games this season
• Improves Pat Summitt to 7-0 against former players who have become head coaches
• Tennessee is 460-45 at home under Pat Summitt
• The Lady Vols own a 309-20 record at Thompson-Boling Arena
• Gives the Lady Vols a 4-0 record in TV games this season
• Head Coach Pat Summitt's career record now stands at 1,010-193 (.840) all time

Freshman Taber Spani:
Finished with 16 points, two off of her career high of 18 against Texas Tech
Tied her career high with six rebounds
Scored eight of UT's final 11 points of the first half, including the last five, to tie the game at 25 with 30 seconds left in the first half
Recorded her second career double digit scoring game
Named Lady Vol Player of the Game

Sophomore Glory Johnson:
Had the first Lady Vol basket of the game - a jumper at the 18:32 mark of the first half
Finished with 11 points, seven rebounds and three steals

Sophomore Kelley Cain:
Tied her season and career high with 11 rebounds
Scored eight points
Posted her fourth career double figure redound game

Sophomore Shekinna Stricklen:
Tallied six points, eight rebounds and three assists

Junior Angie Bjorklund:
Finished with 12 points, four rebounds and four assists
Scored all of her points in the second half
Tied Shannon Bobbitt for fourth in the UT record books with 147 career three pointers; Brittany Jackson is third with 161





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