Tennessee-Louisville Postgame Notes

Dec. 16, 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: Bjorklund (19), Stricklen (15) and Brewer (12)
• Johnson (10) and Brewer (10) each hauled in double digit rebounds
• Brewer posted her third career double double with 12 points and 10 rebounds
• The 9-0 start is the best for the Lady Vols since starting 10-0 in 2007-08
• It ranks as the ninth best start in school history
• Louisville is the 180th team the Lady Vols have faced all-time and the 12th current BIG EAST side that UT has squared off against
• For the first time since the 2004-05 season, the Lady Vols' jerseys had each players' name on the back
• Louisville was averaging 74.3 points per game entering tonight
• Tennessee opened the game on a 23-3 run, including an 18-0 stretch
• UofL was held scoreless from 18:52 to 12:31 of the first half and the Cardinals did not get a field goal from 18:52 to 10:24
• UT did not trail in the first half for the first time this season
• UT's largest lead of the first half was 20 (23-3) at 13:30
• Tennessee led at the half for the seventh time this season. In those games, UT is 7-0
• The Lady Vols scored 80 points for the third time this season. In those games, UT is 3-0
• Tennessee outrebounded Louisville 54-37; UT has led on the boards in all nine games
• The 54 Lady Vol rebounds are the most this season
• The 12 UT blocked shots ties for second most in a single game by a Lady Vol squad
• The Lady Vols did not trail in the second half for the seventh time this season
• Tennessee never trailed in the game for the first time this season
• The Lady Vols made a three-pointer for the 382nd consecutive game
• Tonight's attendance was 11,084
• Tennessee takes to the road for a West Coast swing, facing No. 3/3 Stanford at 11:30 a.m. PT (2:30 p.m. ET) on Saturday, Dec. 19. The Lady Vols will make the short drive from Palo Alto to San Francisco to face the San Francisco Dons at 7 p.m. PT (10 p.m. ET) on Tuesday, Dec. 22.

The win tonight...
• Gives the Lady Vols a 1-0 record against Louisville
• Gives the Lady Vols an 80-19 record against the BIG EAST and a 2-0 mark this season
• Gives the Lady Vols a 5-0 record at home this season
• Gives the Lady Vols an 8-0 record in TV games this season
• Gives the Lady Vols a 463-45 home record under Summitt
• Gives the Lady Vols a 312-20 record at Thompson-Boling Arena
• Head Coach Pat Summitt's career record now stands at 1,014-193 (.840) all time

Freshman Taber Spani:
Had tonight's first basket - a three-pointer at the 19:53 mark
Tied her season high with six rebounds

Sophomore Glory Johnson:
Finished with seven points and 10 rebounds
Pulled down double digit rebounds for the 10th time in her career

Sophomore Alyssia Brewer:
Posted her third career double double with 12 points and 10 rebounds
Notched her 10th career double digit scoring game and third this season
Named Lady Vol Player of the Game

Sophomore Shekinna Stricklen:
Finished with 14 points, eight rebounds and six assists
Tallied her 29th career double digit scoring effort, including 14 of her last 16 games
Tied a season high with six assists

Junior Angie Bjorklund:
Finished with 19 points
Tied her season best with five three pointers
Recorded her 38th career double figure scoring game, including 12 of her last 14 games
Bjorklund now has 158 career threes; Brittany Jackson is in third place with 161.





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