The #2-ranked Tennessee Lady Vols (15-1, 3-0 SEC) returns home to take on longstanding instate SEC rival Vanderbilt (13-5, 2-1 SEC) in a Sunday afternoon matinee game on Jan. 20.
LADY VOLS AT A GLANCE
This is the Lady Vols’ 34th season under Head Coach Pat Summitt…She has compiled a staggering 962-181 overall record… Is just 38 wins away from a remarkable 1,000 career victories…Achieved her 950th win with a 92-67 decision over #22/21-ranked Texas on Nov. 18, 2007... Collected her 900th coaching win with a 80-68 decision over #19-ranked Vanderbilt on Jan. 19, 2006… She passed Dean Smith (879 wins) for most NCAA collegiate basketball wins of all-time with a 75-54 victory over Purdue on Mar. 22, 2005 …Her 2006-07 squad was crowned as the NCAA Champions producing the program’s seventh title…UT fi nished with a 34-3 overall record and were also the SEC Champions… This season, UT returned seven letterwinners and welcomed a talented quartet of rookies…The 2007- 08 season marks the Lady Vol debut for freshmen, #5 Angie Bjorklund, a 6-0 forward/guard from Spokane, Wash., #20 Sydney Smallbone, a 5-10 guard from Granger, Ind., and #21 Vicki Baugh, a 6-4 center from Sacramento, Calif. Kelley Cain, a 6-6 center from Atlanta, Ga., will redshirt after having surgery on Dec. 11.
OUR SCHEDULE THIS WEEK
This week, the Lady Vols traveled to Kentucky (a 65-40 win) on Jan. 17 and now returns home to face cross-state and Southeastern Conference rival Vanderbilt (13-5, 2-1 SEC) in Knoxville on Jan. 20.
ON THIS DAY IN LADY VOL BASKETBALL HISTORY
UT is 9-1 in games played on Jan. 20. The Lady Vols are 5-0 at home, 4-1 on the road and 0-0 on neutral courts. The last time out on Jan. 20 the #7-ranked Lady Vols defeated Auburn, 81-71, on The Plains in 2005.
Last year at this time, the #4-ranked Lady Vols were 17-1 on the season after defeating Mississippi State, 73-44 in Knoxville on Jan. 18.
LADY VOLS ON TV
A record 27 (of 29) Lady Vol regular season games are slated for television this season. Upcoming TV games include: Vanderbilt on FSN South, Arkansas on myvlt2 Knoxville and Duke on ESPN2 . The game versus Kentucky in Knoxville will also be televised on myvlt2. UT is 12-1 on TV this season.
SUMMITT AND KNIGHT FEATURED AT V FOUNDATION GALA
The V Foundation for Cancer Research announced that the two winningest coaches in collegiate basketball history, Tennessee’s Pat Summitt and Texas Tech’s Bob Knight will be the honored guests at the 2008 Dick Vitale Gala for Cancer Research on May 16 in Sarasota, Fla. The Gala is proudly presented by The Hartford. “Bob Knight and Pat Summitt are genuine Solid Gold Hall of Famers who also are willing to give their time generously to help Jimmy V’s dream of beating cancer,” Vitale said. “Bob and Pat are AWESOME BABY with a capital ‘A’.” The Gala, to be held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Sarasota, will also feature ESPN’s John Saunders as the evening’s host. Last year’s Gala raised $1.3 million in event proceeds and pledges for cancer research. The 2008 Gala will fund pediatric cancer research in memory of Payton Wright, a fi ve-year old who lost her valiant battle against cancer this past summer.
COACH BRUCE PEARL TO PROVIDE COLOR COMMENTARY
When #2 ranked Tennessee takes on Arkansas on Thurs., Jan. 24 in Thompson-Boling Arena on My VLT2 (Knoxville) and WUXP Nashville (7 p.m. ET) a familiar voice will join The Vol Network’s Bob Kesling in calling the game. Tennessee men’s basketball Coach Bruce Pearl will provide color analysis along with Rick Russo’s courtside coverage of all the game action. “I’m excited about broadcasting my fi rst college basketball game and the fact that it’s Pat and the Lady Vols makes it even that much more special,” said Pearl. “I was going to be at the game anyway so I might as well be working. Dick Vitale has nothing to worry about.” My VLT 2 can be found on Comcast and Knology Channel 8, Charter channel 11, DirecTV 30, and received over-the-air on Digital channel 8.2.
LATEST LADY VOL SCHOLARS -- MAKING THE GRADE -- WEARING THE “VS”
Seven Lady Vol basketball players earned Dean’s List honors (3.0 GPA or better) at UT for the Fall semester. These student-athletes will have a “VS” patch on their uniform. The “VS” stands for Vol Scholar. Lady Vol rookie forward Angie Bjorklund pulled a perfect 4.0 GPA which bookends the 4.0 GPA she earned in summer school. Other current Lady Vol starters named to the Dean’s list were All-American junior forward Candace Parker, point guard and senior Shannon Bobbitt and center and senior Nicky Anosike. Rookies Sydney Smallbone and Kelley Cain, as well as sophomore Cait McMahan also were recognized as Dean’s list scholars.
THE 4-1-1 ON VANDERBILT
In the last outing before facing Tennessee, Vanderbilt’s Christina Wirth scored 16 points, Hannah Tuomi added 14 and Merideth Marsh chipped in 12 as the Commodores upset #11/12-ranked Georgia, 67-59 on Jan. 17 in Nashville. It took Georgia more than nine minutes to get their fi rst points against Vanderbilt. By then, the Commodores had built a 16-0 lead. Vanderbilt led 38-21 at the half. The Commodores sport a 13-5, 2-1 SEC record on the season. They began the 2007-08 season ranked and peaked at No. 17 in the coaches poll before losses to Colorado and Old Dominion dropped them out of the top 25. Senior Liz Sherwood leads Vanderbilt offensively at 13.3 points per game while connecting on an incredible 71.1 percent of her fi eld goals. Sherwood started the fi rst 13 games of the season but has come off the bench in the Commodores’ last fi ve contestss, leads both the SEC and the NCAA in fi eld goal percentage.
Candace Parker had 21 points and 14 rebounds in Tennessee’s 73-53 win over No. 12 Vanderbilt in the fi nal regular-season game on Feb. 25, 2007. The Lady Vols fi nished undefeated in the SEC for the eighth time. The Commodores continued to struggle against their in-state rivals, losing for the 13th straight time. Shannon Bobbitt added 14 points, and Sidney Spencer had 10 for the Lady Vols after being honored at Senior Day. Fellow fourth-years Elizabeth Curry and Dominique Redding were also honored before the game. VU came into the game as the best 3-point shooting team in the nation and the second-best overall from the fi eld, but stifl ing Tennessee defense held them to 32 percent shooting from the fi eld, including a 25 percent clip from three-point land. The Lady Vols led most of the game but took over defensively in the second half. Vanderbilt used a 7-0 run to cut the lead to 42-38 with 14:41 left. During the spurt, Tennessee was frustrated. Summitt walked onto the court to argue a foul called on Parker, and Nicky Anosike was whistled for a technical after picking up her third foul. Spencer ended the drought for Tennessee with a trey and sparked a 13-1 run. Parker converted a three-point play, and Bobbitt followed with one of her own. Then Parker grabbed a rebound and was fouled, prompting her to raise her arms at the crowd for more cheers. She made both free throws to put the Lady Vols up 55-39 with 12:17 left. Vanderbilt could not mount another rally. Parker missed on a dunk attempt with 2:41 left after a steal by Bobbitt. It was the second missed dunk of her career. The fouls started to mount for both teams in the second half. There were 17 total fouls called in the fi rst eight minutes after halftime. Tennessee fi nished 25-of-37 from the foul line while Vanderbilt was 13-of-20 with a total of 45 fouls called in the game.
UT-VANDERBILT FACING THE RANKED
Tennessee faced their ninth ranked opponent of the 2007-08 season in the win over #22/20-ranked Auburn on Jan. 10. UT is 8-1 in games versus ranked teams out of 16 total contests. Meanwhile Vanderbilt will be taking on their sixth ranked opponent in 19 games when they face #2 Tennessee. VU is 2-3 vs. ranked teams having defeated then-#17/10 Duke, 68-55, and #12/11 Georgia, 67-59 and losing to then- #11/13 Cal, 67-59, #11 LSU, 62-51 and #23 Old Dominion, 80-65.
FIFTY IS NIFTY
Vanderbilt became the fi rst opponent to face UT more than 50 times in a series. Today, the Lady Vols will attempt to collect the 50th all-time win in the series -- it would mark the fi rst opponent Tennessee has ever notched 50 wins against all-time.
UT-VANDY SERIES RANKINGS
Typically, going into the Tennessee versus Vanderbilt match-up, the Lady Vols have entered the contest as the higher ranked team. In fact, in the last 36 meetings dating back to Jan.30, 1993, the Commodores have been ranked higher just six times. Going into that memorable oversold game on the Nashville campus in 1993, Vanderbilt was ranked number one while the Lady Vols were a step behind at #2.
Tennessee and Vanderbilt love to attract the crowds on their campuses when the two teams meet. In UT’s fi nal home game of 2007, with the old arena confi guration, UT and Vandy attracted the largest crowd ever in the series as 24,251 clicked thru the turnstiles on Senior Day. Here are all of the attendance averages dating back to 1986-87 season. KNOXVILLE TOTAL (AVG.) --17 games – 266,465 (15,674); NASHVILLE TOTAL (AVG)--19 games – 218,633 (11,507); NEUTRAL TOTAL (AVG)--8 games- 60,168 ( 7,521). Largest gatherings: 24,251 in Knoxville 2/23/07, 15,317 in Nashville 1/30/93 and 11,182 in Memphis 3/3/01.
VANDY HAS NEVER WON IN K-TOWN
Four of Vandy’s wins in the series have come at Memorial Gymnasium on the Nashville campus, while two of the Commodores six victories over UT have come on neutral courts in the SEC Tourney. The closest Vanderbilt has come to claiming a win in Knoxville in 21 meetings was a two-point loss on Feb. 26, 1984, 74-72, in Stokely Athletics Center on the UT campus. Other near misses include a three-point loss in 1996 and a four-pointer on 2-22-01.
ONCE, TWICE, THREE TIMES . . .
UT and Vandy have met three times in a season on eight different occasions.
The UT-VU Series
Tennessee leads 49-6
VU SERIES TIDBITS
Tennessee and Vanderbilt have a storied past. This will mark the 56th meeting between these SEC foes. UT has played Vandy 35 times since 1994. No other team has recorded as many back-to-back games with the Lady Vols in single seasons since UT played Old Dominion home-and-home and in the postseason (practically every year) in the late 1970s and early 80s. Though the Lady Vols possess a dominant 49-6 advantage in the overall series, the last several years have brought a more competitive match-up as UT has edged Vandy 15-2 in the past 17 meetings. Vanderbilt and Tennessee met in the SEC’s tournament fi nals twice with UT winning in 1994 and VU triumphing in 1995. Overall, UT is 7-2 in postseason meetings with Vandy.
UT’S OFFENSIVE OPPORTUNITIES
In all games, this is how Tennessee has shot from the fi eld: 60% FG: DePaul (.603); 50%FG: Texas (.537); Gonzaga (.507), KY1, Notre Dame UCLA (.500); 40%FG: Old Dominion (.492), MTSU (.473), Chattanooga (.465), Stanford (.460), Auburn (.438), UNC (.438), Oklahoma (.429), WVU (.426), LaTech (.405), USC (.400); 30%FG: none
DEEE ----- FENSE
In all games, this is how the opposition has shot from the fi eld: 50%FG: none, 40%FG: UCLA (.475), Gonzaga (.463), Texas (.436), Stanford (.434), Oklahoma (.424), UNC (.422), Notre Dame (.422); USC (.417); 30%FG: Chattanooga (.389), MTSU (.364), DePaul (.333), LaTech (.324), Old Dominion (.323), Auburn (.317), KY1 (.314), WVU (.306); 20%FG: none
2007-08 WON-LOSS DIFFERENTIAL
Wins: +34(1), +33 (1), +32 (1), +25 (2), +24 (1), +23 (3), +21 (1), + 20 (1), +18 (1), +12 (1), +4 (1), +3 (1)
Loss: -4 (1)
FULLER IS PROBABLE
Redshirt junior forward Alex Fuller is probable for today’s game versus Vanderbilt after sitting out the game at Kentucky on Thursday. Typically one of the fi rst players off the bench for the Lady Vols, Fuller is dealing with soreness and swelling in both knees. I
Since the SEC slate of games started, the Lady Vols have turned up their defense, holding opponents to an average of just 41.7 points per game in contests versus then- #22/20-ranked Auburn, South Carolina and Kentucky. Additionally, UT’s margin of victory in SEC games has jumped 10 points more per game than the season’s overall games winning average – against SEC opposition, UT’s winning margin is 27.0 ppg. Other “lockdown” factors…Kentucky didn’t score until 14:18 left in the fi rst half – the longest opening drought by a UT opponent this season…For the second straight game, Tennessee held its opponent to under 20 fi rst-half points (South Carolina tallied 14 and Kentucky19).
TRIPLES IN TROUBLE
At Kentucky on Jan. 17, 2008, UT looked as if it was not going to make a three-point fi eld goal for the fi rst time since going 0-1 from beyond the arc at #21/19 Florida on Jan. 21, 1999. Rookie forward Angie Bjorklund came through and hit a trey with just under four minutes remaining to keep the streak alive (318 consecutive games).
LEX IS CLOSING THE GAP
Senior Alexis Hornbuckle picked up a steal in the game versus Kentucky to move into a tie with Chamique Holdsclaw for third place in the UT record books for career thefts (305). Hornbuckle needs 29 more to break Bridgette Gordon’s 19-year old school record (333).
The Tennessee Lady Vols will be participating in the WBCA’s “THINK PINK” campaign supporting breast cancer awareness. The Lady Vols have designated their Feb. 11th game versus Rutgers (ESPN2) as the “Think Pink” game.
PICK YOUR POISON
Senior point guard Shannon Bobbitt took advantage of the extra attention paid to All-American Candace Parker in the game at South Carolina and erupted for 20 points, four assists and three steals.
LEX IS VERSATILE
Lady Vol senior guard Alexis Hornbuckle joined former Mississippi State star, Tan White (2001-05) as the only two players in SEC history to amass 1,000 points, 600 rebounds, 400 assists, 300 steals and 50 blocks for their careers. Against Auburn, Hornbuckle scored 7 points, grabbed 6 rebounds, dished 6 steals and added two blocks and assists on the night against zero miscues.
NINE MEETINGS WITH RANKED ALREADY
No. 22/20 Auburn was the ninth ranked team the Lady Vols have met in 14 games this season. UT routed #15 DePaul before traveling to South Bend and defeating #14 Notre Dame. To start the year, UT faced three consecutive ranked opponents in six days -- #9/8 Oklahoma, #21/22-ranked Texas and #16/17th-ranked West Virginia. The Lady Vols also defeated #4-ranked North Carolina and #24 Old Dominion. UT’s lone loss was to then #5/4 Stanford.
SELLOUTS AND SUCH
. Tennessee played to a season-high crowd at South Carolina as 7841 fans clicked through the turnstiles…The Lady Vols have played to a number of record crowds in its seven games away from home…On the road, the Lady Vols are attracting an average of 7,277 fans per site…Three opponents (#4 Stanford, #15 DePaul and #14 Notre Dame) all enjoyed advance sell-outs of their games with the Tennessee.
Tennessee is dealing with a case of lead-o-phobia this season -- or perhaps it was a temporary case of Christmas time giving...either way, big leads have evaporated in fi ve games this season. Against Stanford, UT was up by 11 with two minutes to go before the half and had to settle for a six point lead instead. In the previous game, against UCLA, UT started on a roll with a seven point advantage and let the Bruins tie the game. Middle Tennessee carved a UT 15-point lead to just fi ve in six minutes and West Virginia had a similar experience. North Carolina answered four UT runs and took it to one point each time from a +10, +11 and +13 advantage.Tennessee (3-0) and LSU (2-0) are the only undefeated teams remaining in SEC league play into the second week. Both UT and LSU are in action today.
This season, the Lady Vols will face Kentucky, from the SEC East, and Mississippi State, from the SEC West, in home-and-home games along with traditional rival Vanderbilt. In 2001, when UT last played UK twice in the regular season, the Lady Vols won 110-38 in Lexington and 83-39 in Knoxville six days later.
EIGHT WAS GREAT
Over the years, eight Lady Vols teams have gone undefeated in SEC play: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2007.
SEC REGULAR SEASON STORY
UT’s last SEC win at home: Auburn, 85-52, 1-10-08 UT’s last SEC win away: Kentucky, 65-40, 1-17-08 UT’s last SEC loss at home: Florida, 95-93 OT, 2-26-06 UT’s last SEC loss away: Kentucky, 66-63, 1-26-06
UT WINNING STREAKS VS. SEC TEAMS
|School||Streak and last loss|
|Alabama||32 in a row, since 3-3-1984|
|Arkansas||13 in row, since 12-29-1996|
|Auburn||16 in a row, since 3-2-1997|
|Florida||1 in a row, since 2-26-2006|
|Georgia||6 in a row, since 3-6-2004|
|Kentucky||2 in a row, since 1-26-2006|
|LSU||no streak, 3-3-2007|
|Mississippi||15 in a row, since 2-4-1996|
|Mississippi State||26 in a row, never lost to MSU|
|South Carolina||35 in a row, since 1-23-1980|
|Vanderbilt||13 in a row, since 2-2-2002|
FANS IN THE STANDS
Once again, the Lady Vols are leading the nation in home attendance for women’s collegiate hoops with 14,338 per game. UT is currently averaging about 4,000 more fans per game than arch rival Connecticut ranking second with 10,667 spectators. Four SEC teams made the cut in the Top 40 schools in NCAA attendance.
|SEC TEAMS RANKED IN THE TOP 40 OF NCAA ATT.|
AGAINST THE SEC
Tennessee owns a 385-58 record all-time record vs. 12 teams from the Southeastern Conference. The Lady Vols maintain a winning record against every team in the SEC.
AMAZING AT HOME VS. THE SEC
Since Tennessee began contesting games with SEC opponents, the Lady Vols have produced a 158- 11 record in home games. Only six SEC teams have ever managed a victory over the Lady Vols in Knoxville – Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU and Ole Miss. Georgia has won three games on UT’s turf while Auburn, Kentucky and Ole Miss have registered two wins each and LSU and Florida one win. Georgia was the only team to defeat UT at home in the 1990s (1991 & 1996). LSU and Florida are the only SEC teams to defeat UT at home in the 21st century.
SEC LEAGUE PLAY
UT owns a league best record of 255-33 (.885) against all SEC teams dating back to the 1982-83 season.
THIS IS AMAZING
From 1980-1997, the Lady Vols claimed a total of six SEC regular season titles in 17 years. From 1998- 2004, Tennessee captured seven consecutive SEC regular season crowns producing an amazing 109-4 record. UT’s only league losses were to Vandy, Georgia and LSU (twice) during this stretch.
WOW--14 SEASONS OF AT LEAST 10 SEC VICTORIES
In the win over Kentucky on Feb. 11, 2007, Tennessee claimed its 10th SEC victory of the 2006-07 season. The Lady Vols have now registered double-digit victories in conference play an incredible 14 times. Since the 1991-92 season when SEC play expanded, the Lady Vols have won at least 10 games in the following years: 1992-10 wins, 1993-11 wins, 1994-11 wins, 1995-11 wins, 1998-14 wins, 1999-13 wins, 2000-13 wins, 2001- 14 wins, 2002- 13 wins, 2003- 14 wins, 2004-14 wins, 2005- 13 wins, 2006-11 wins and 2007- 14 wins.
SEC TURNOVER MAGIC IN 2007
In 14 SEC regular season games in 2007, the Tennessee Lady Vols forced their conference foes into 24.2 turnovers per outing It resulted in a total of 344 points scored off of turnovers for the Lady Vols against SEC teams – or an average of 24.5 ppg. So for every turnover an SEC team committed against UT, the Lady Vols scored a point.
SEC ROAD WIN STREAK
Tennessee is on a 12-game SEC road winning streak. The Lady Vols have not lost on the road to an SEC opponent since Kentucky turned the trick in on Jan. 26, 2006 in Rupp Arena (66-63).
The Tennessee Lady Vols have produced a 24- 5 opening day record in SEC play dating back to the 1979-80 season. UT is 12-2 in home SEC openers and 12-3 on the road. Georgia (1984 and 1996) and Auburn (1988 and 1989) each ambushed the Lady Vols in two SEC opening games, while Vanderbilt turned the trick in 1990. The Lady Vols have not dropped an SEC opener since 1996 when Georgia escaped with a 94-93 overtime victory in Knoxville on Dec. 8, 1996.
LADY VOLS ON A 13-0 HOME WINNING STREAK
The Tennessee Lady Vols are currently riding a 13-game winning streak at home. UT has not lost in Thompson-Boling Arena since a 74-70 setback to top-ranked Duke on Jan. 22, 2007. This marks the 10th longest home winning skein for the Lady Vols.
THOMPSON-BOLING ARENA • WELCOME TO “THE SUMMITT”
The playing court in the Thompson- Boling Arena on the University of Tennessee campus donned a new look for the 2005-06 season. After Lady Vol coach Pat Summitt passed Dean Smith for most NCAA collegiate basketball wins of all-time with a 75-54 win over Purdue on Mar. 22, 2005, UT named the TBA court, “The Summitt.” The fl oor had a complete overhaul with permanent logos of both the Lady Vols and Vols painted directly in front of the scorer’s table; the free throw lanes were painted orange with “SEC” reversed out; the giant jump circle/mid-court TENNESSEE was given a new brighter color scheme, and “The Summitt,” Coach Summitt’s actual signature adorns the sidelines opposite the team benches.
ON OUR WAY TO 300 WINS
Tennessee recorded its 200th win in Thompson-Boling Arena when the Lady Vols defeated the University of Southern California on Nov. 18, 2001, 106-66. UT has now amassed a 288-17 (.943) record since the Orange and White moved into the Thompson-Boling Arena to start the 1987- 88 season 20-years ago. Along the way, the Lady Vols have produced nine fl awless home records in 1988-89 (15-0), 1991-92 (14-0), 1992-93 (13-0), 1993-94 (15-0), 1994-95 (15-0), 1997-98 (16-0), 1998-99 (14-0), 2000-01 (15-0) and 2002-03 (16- 0). UT also registered an NCAA record 69-game home court-winning streak from Feb. 1, 1991 thru Jan. 2, 1996.
JUST 17 LOSSES
The Tennessee Lady Vols rarely lose at home. In fact, since moving to the Thompson-Boling Arena for the 1987-88 campaign, UT has lost two games in one season just six times. UT lost two games in TBA during the inaugural 1987-88 campaign, 1996-97, 1999-00, 2001-02, 2003- 04 and the 2005-06 seasons. The 17 alltime losses at TBA have come at the hands of just nine teams: Florida (2006), LSU (2006), Duke (2004 and 2007), Connecticut (2004, 2002, 2000, 1996), Louisiana Tech (1999, 1989), Georgia (1996, 1991), Texas (2003, 2002, 1987), Stanford (1996) and Auburn (1988).
HOME SWEET HOME -- OVER 400 HOME WINS ALL-TIME
The victory over Georgia on Jan. 31, 2005, was the Lady Vols 400th home win since Pat Summitt took over as head coach in 1974. Summitt has won 91.4 percent of all home games in 34 years producing a 439-42 overall record. Home losses (in the Summitt era) include: six in Alumni Gym from 1974-76; 18 in Stokely Athletics Center from 1976-87; and 17 in Thompson-Boling Arena since 1987.
10-YEAR LOOK AT ATTENDANCE
The Tennessee Lady Vols staying power with the home fans is evidenced by the huge numbers who have turned for games in Knoxville since 1990. Tennessee has won the attendance challenge 12 out of the last 18 years. Since 2000 alone, the Lady Vols have attracted 1,482,754 to 104 home games for an average of 14,257 spectators per game. Texas Tech is second with 1,317,848 attending 108 games in Lubbock for an average of 12,202. Connecticut ranks third with 1,534,673 folks at 128 games for an average of 11,989.
100 POINT GAMES
Since 1974, the Lady Vols have gone over the century mark 69 times. Most recently, DePaul allowed 102 Tennessee points on Jan. 2, 2008. Last season, UT eclipsed 100 points in the opening game of the season against UT-Chattanooga with 102 points. The 1987-88 team hit triple digits in seven games to lead the NCAA.
The Lady Vols are 25-14 all-time in overtime games. The most OT games in a year was tied in 2003-04 with four as the Lady Vols went 3-1 in overtime losing to Georgia, 68-66, and defeating Auburn, 68- 61, DePaul, 96-89, and Stanford, 70-66. It tied the mark set in 1996-97, when the Lady Vols were 3-1 in overtime contests losing to Georgia, 94-93, and defeating Texas, 68-65, Vanderbilt, 92-79 and LSU, 100-99. UT’s 22 points in the OT against Florida (2-3-05), was the most ever scored by the Lady Vols in a single overtime. UT’s most recent OT affair was a 73-69 loss to Stanford on Dec. 22, 2007, on the road.
Beth Mowins with Debbie Antonelli
The Sports Animal, WNML (990 AM, 99.1 and 99.3 FM). Mickey Dearstone
Record: 15-1 (3-0 SEC)
Pat Summitt- 34th (962-181)
def. Kentucky, 65-40
1-17 #2 UT at Kentucky, 7 p.m.
Record: 13-5 (2-1 SEC)
Melanie Balcomb- 15th (297-152)
1-24 Arkansas at #2 UT, 7 p.m.
Overall: UT is 49-6
In Knoxville: UT is 22-0
Away: UT is 20-4
Neutral: UT is 7-2
Last Meeting: 2/25/07 in Duluth, Ga.
UT def. VU, 73-53
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