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Tennessee-Rutgers Postgame Notes



Dec. 13, 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: Stricklen (19), Johnson (10) and Brewer (10)

• Tennessee used a 14-0 run to build a 21-7 lead with 10:56 left in the first half.

• UT's largest deficit of the first half was one (3-2) at 17:34; it's largest lead was 14 (21-7) at 10:56

• Tennessee led at the half for the sixth time this season. In those games, UT is 6-0

• In the first half, UT was 14-of-14 from the free throw line

• The Lady Vols did not trail in the second half

• RU had been holding their opponents to 54.7 points per game.

• Tennessee outrebounded Rutgers 43-32; UT has led on the boards in all eight games

• The Lady Vols made a three-pointer for the 381st consecutive game

• Today's attendance was 7,190

• Tennessee returns home to face 2009 national runner-up Louisville on Wednesday, Dec. 16, at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. and will be aired on SportSouth.

The win tonight...
• Gives the Lady Vols a 16-3 record against Rutgers and a 9-0 mark at neutral sites

• Tennessee has won the last six against RU

• Gives the Lady Vols a 79-19 record against the Big East and a 1-0 mark this season

• Gives the Lady Vols a 2-0 record on neutral courts this season

• Gives the Lady Vols a 7-0 record in TV games this season

 

 

• Gives UT a 3-0 record at Madison Square Garden and a 3-0 mark against Rutgers in those games

• Head Coach Pat Summitt's career record now stands at 1,013-193 (.840) all time

Sophomore Glory Johnson:
Finished with 10 points, all of which came in the second half, and pulled down seven rebounds
Notched her 23rd career double digit scoring game

Sophomore Alyssia Brewer:
In only 16 minutes, she tallied 10 points and grabbed four rebounds

Sophomore Kelley Cain:
Tied her season high with six blocks
Added nine points and nine rebounds

Sophomore Shekinna Stricklen:
Had the first points of the day - a pair of free throws
Led the team with 19 points, to go with a career-high tying five steals, three assists and three rebounds
Recorded her 28th career double digit scoring effort
Was 11-of-12 from the free throw line
Named Lady Vol Player of the Game

Junior Angie Bjorklund:
Played nearly all 40 minutes, finishing with eight points, five rebounds and five assists
Bjorklund now has 153 career threes; Brittany Jackson is in third place with 161

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