Tennessee-Texas Postgame Notes

Dec. 6, 2009

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• Today's starters: junior Angie Bjorklund, sophomores Alyssia Brewer, Glory Johnson and Shekinna Stricklen, and freshman Taber Spani

• Four Lady Vols scored in double figures: Bjorklund (15), Johnson (14), Stricklen (14) and Cain (12)

• Tennessee used an 8-0 run to build an 11-5 lead (14:55); the Lady Vols put together a 12-0 run over 4:55 to take a 31-18 lead with 5:29 to play in the first half

• UT's largest deficit of the first half was two at 18:23; it's largest lead was 17 at 0:27

• Tennessee led at the half for the fifth time this season. In those games, UT is 5-0

• Texas went without a point from the 3:12 mark of the first half to the 16:29 point of the second, allowing Tennessee a 14-0 run to build a 48-24 lead.

• Tennessee outrebounded Texas 42-41; UT has led on the boards in all seven games

• Summitt and Goestenkors are now 6-6 all-time against each other; Summitt is 2-1 since Coach G arrived at Texas

• The Lady Vols made a three-pointer for the 380th consecutive game

• Tonight's attendance was 13,434, the second largest home crowd of the season

• Tennessee travels to the World's Most Famous Arena, Madison Square Garden, for a match-up against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Sunday, Dec. 13, in the second game of the Maggie Dixon Classic. Tip-off is set for 3:30 p.m. at MSG, with ESPNU airing the game to a national television audience.

The win tonight...
• Gives the Lady Vols a 19-12 record against Texas and a 9-5 mark in Knoxville

• Tennessee has won four of the last five against Texas, including the past three in Knoxville

• Gives the Lady Vols a 46-14 record against the Big 12 and a 3-0 mark this season

• Gives the Lady Vols a 4-0 record in home games this season

• Tennessee is 462-45 at home under Pat Summitt

• The Lady Vols own a 311-20 record at Thompson-Boling Arena

• Gives the Lady Vols a 6-0 record in TV games this season

• Improves the Lady Vols to 3-0 against ranked teams this season

• Improves the Lady Vols to 416-156 against ranked teams all-time

• Head Coach Pat Summitt's career record now stands at 1,012-193 (.840) all time

Freshman Taber Spani:
Had the first Lady Vol basket of the game - a deep three pointer at the 17:33 mark of the first half
Finished with six points, five rebounds and three assists

Sophomore Glory Johnson:
Finished with 14 points and five rebounds
Recorded her 22nd career double digit scoring effort
Has tallied double figures in six of seven game this season; only time she didn't was in opener against Baylor

Sophomore Alyssia Brewer:
Made her first career start
Finished with seven rebounds and four points

Sophomore Kelley Cain:
Did not start, but had six of UT's first 11 points
Tallied 12 points, six boards and four blocks in only 17 minutes
Notched her 14th career double digit scoring effort

Sophomore Shekinna Stricklen:
Finished with 14 points, six rebounds and five assists
Was a perfect 6-of-6 from the floor
Recorded her 27th career double figure scoring game, including six of seven games this season; only time she didn't get into double digits was against UCLA
Named Lady Vol Player of the Game

Junior Angie Bjorklund:
Scored a team high 15 points, to go with four assists and three rebounds
Finished with her 37th career double figure scoring game
Bjorklund now has 153 career threes; Brittany Jackson is in third place with 161.





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