Dec. 21, 2011
Numbers of Interest
1: Tonight's game marked the first 2011-12 contest in which the Lady Vols went to the locker room trailing their opponent. Stanford led 48-41 at the break.
3: Three Lady Vols posted double-digit scoring efforts against UCLA: Stricklen (27), Johnson (18) and Simmons (13).
10: With 27 points against Stanford, Shekinna Stricklen has now posted double-digit scoring efforts in each of the Lady Vol's ten games this season.
27: Shekinna Stricklen's team-high 27 points were also a career high. She's topped 20 points four times this year.
42: Stanford's Nnemkadi Ogwumike finished with 42 points. She is the first player to score more than 40 points against the Lady Vols since 1997.
With the loss, Tennessee moves to 22-7 in the all-time series versus the Cardinal dating back to the 1988-89 season.
The contest breaks the five-all tie for contests played in Maples Pavillion with the Cardinal now leading games played in Stanford, 6-5.
UT has not won a contest in Maples Pavillion since a 74-67 victory on Dec. 4, 2005.
Today's starters: redshirt senior Vicki Baugh, senior Glory Johnson, senior Shekinna Stricklen, junior Taber Spani and sophomore Meighan Simmons.
This is the third game in which the Lady Vols have taken to the court with this starting five. They sport a 3-1 record with those five lining up for the opening tip.
Stricklen Start Streak
Lady Vol senior Shekinna Stricklen has the nation's longest starting streak. Including today, Stricklen has started 114 consecutive games.
Stanford Backs Pat
Before the opening tip, Stanford featured a video from coach Tara VanDerveer expressing her support for Coach Summitt in her battle with dementia. The clip brought the Maples Pavillion crowd to its feet.
The crowd offered a sustained ovation when Summitt stepped onto the floor pregame.
At the Half
The Lady Vols trailed at halftime for the first time this season. They have led in seven contests and were tied at the break in the other two games.
Tennessee is now 0-1 when they trail going into the locker room at halftime.
Tennessee lost the rebounding battle for the second-consecutive game, pulling down 29 boards to Stanford's 35.
The Lady Vols converted second-chance opportunities to the tune of 10 points, pushing the season margin to 149 second chance points as compared to surrendering 123.
Stanford was dominant in the paint, putting up 40 paint points while UT totaled 18.
The Nneka Show
Stanford's Nnemkadi Ogwumike scored a career-high 42 points against the Lady Vols on a 19-of-27 shooting performance. She had a double-double at the end of the first half and finished the night with 17 rebounds.
The last time an opponent scored 40 or more points against Tennessee was Jan. 28, 1997 when DePaul's Kim Williams scored 41 points for the Blue Demons.
Keys for Tennessee
Shekinna Stricklen led UT in scoring, putting up a career-high 27 points against the Cardinal on 10-of-17 shooting; 10 field goals made also ties a career high.
Stricklen added to her 2011-12 double-digit scoring streak. She has put up 10 or more in all nine games this season.
The senior starter played all 40 minutes for UT, tallying two assists and two steals in the loss.
Glory Contributes Both Ways
Johnson came up with a season-high 18 points for the Lady Vols, topping her previous high of 17 points set against UCLA and Pepperdine.
She led UT in rebounding, tallying six boards -- five off the defensive glass.
Senior Vicki Baugh made an early exit in the first half after finding herself in foul trouble.
Despite her homecoming to the Bay Area, Baugh saw only 16 minutes against the Cardinal and contributed two points and three boards for UT.
On the Horizon
Approaching 1,100 Wins
Twenty-two more wins will put Summitt at her next victory milestone: 1,100 Ws.
Glory Johnson needs 54 rebounds to reach the 1,000 career boards plateau, making her the fourth in school history to tally 1,000 pts. and 1,000 reb.
UT returns to action Dec. 28 when the Lady Vols host Old Dominion before jumping into SEC play at Auburn Jan 1.