Nov. 4, 2009
|TENNESSEE LADY VOLS||CARSON-NEWMAN LADY EAGLES|
5-Angie Bjorklund, G, 6-0, Jr., 12.3 ppg, 3.0 rpg
13-Taber Spani, G, 6-1, Fr., first game
15-Alicia Manning, F, 6-1, 3.5 ppg, 2.6 rpg
40-Shekinna Stricklen, G-F, 6-2, So., 13.3 ppg, 3.0 apg
52-Kelley Cain, C, 6-6, RS-So., 8.2 ppg, 5.3 rpg
*Stats from 2008-09 season.
Tonight's game marks the first exhibition contest of the season for the Tennessee Lady Volunteers. Head Coach Pat Summitt's team is looking to rebound from a disappointing 2008-09 season, which saw UT suffer its earliest NCAA Tournament defeat ever, a first-round upset loss to 12-seed Ball State. The Lady Vols return four of five starters, including USBWA National Freshman of the Year Shekinna Stricklen (13.3 ppg, 5.9 rpg and 3.0 apg in 2008-09).
10 - Katlin Moore, G, 5-7, Jr., 12.0 ppg, 3.9 apg!
11 - Shari Buford, F, 5-11, Sr., 13.9 ppg, 7.7 rpg
24 - Mandy Mendenhall, G, 5-8, Jr., 11.4 ppg, 3.5 rpg
31 - Ashley Kyle, G, 5-6, Sr., 14.7 ppg, 4.8 apg
34 - Courdne Miles, F, 5-11, Fr., first game
*Stats from 2008-09 season.
! Transfer from Presbyterian College
The Lady Eagles return three starters and nine letterwinners from last year's squad that went 19-11...The 2008-09 Carson-Newman side advanced to the NCAA Division II Tournament...The Lady Eagles have been selected to finish second in the South Atlantic Conference in a vote of the league's nine coaches...Senior Ashley Kyle (14.7 ppg in 2008-09) and Shari Buford (13.9 ppg in 2008-09) were both named to the first team preseason all conference squad.
|LADY VOL COACHING STAFF||LADY EAGLE COACHING STAFF|
|Pat Summitt, in her 36th year as head coach of the Lady Vols, boasts an overall career record of 1,005 wins and 193 losses and eight national championships. Summitt is joined on the sidelines by associate head coach Holly Warlick and assistant coaches Dean Lockwood and Daedra Charles-Furlow.||Head Coach Dean Walsh is in his ninth season at Carson-Newman and in his 15th year as a head coach. He boasts a 261-141 overall record and a 134-101 mark on the Lady Eagle sideline. He is assisted by Mike Mincey, Emily Paffrath and Mike Potts.|
|TENNESSEE LADY VOL TIDBITS||CARSON-NEWMAN LADY EAGLE TIDBITS|
|This marks the second consecutive year that Tennessee opens its exhibition season against Carson-Newman...Last year, the Lady Vols dominated the contest, winning by a score of 135-55...It was the third most points ever scored by a Summitt coached team...Shekinna Stricklen and Angie Bjorklund both have been named to the 2009-10 Preseason All-SEC First Team by the league coaches, while sophomore Glory Johnson earned second team accolades...In a vote of conference media, Stricklen earned preseason first team honors and Bjorklund was selected to the second team...Stricklen was named Freshman of the Year by the United States Basketball Writers Association after leading the team with 13.3 ppg and 3.0 apg...Bjorklund was a second-team All-SEC selection last year after averaging 11.4 ppg, 3.4 apg, 3.3 rpg and 1.0 spg...Johnson scored in double figures 16 times during her inaugural campaign...The Knoxville native also brought down double digit rebounds on 10 occasions and recorded five double-doubles... After missing the 2007-08 season with a knee injury, redshirt sophomore Kelley Cain averaged 10.3 ppg in SEC action...Running the offense this year will be Briana Bass, a 5-2 point guard from Indianapolis Ind.... Bass scored in double digits three times during the 2008-09 season, including a career-high 14 points against Duke...Tennessee went 13-2 at home in 2008-09, including a 7-0 mark against conference foes... This season will be the first in Coach Summitt's 36-year career that the Lady Vols do not have a senior.||The Lady Eagles opened exhibition play on Nov. 2 with a 96-68 loss at No. 24 MTSU...Senior Ashley Kyle led the Lady Eagles with 16 points...Going just 3-of-7 from the field, Kyle was 10-of-12 from the charity stripe...Also posting double digits was sophomore forward Zoriah Williams, who finished with 11 points and five steals in just 13 minutes...Senior forward Shari Buford led C-N in rebounding with eight...She was the third-leading scorer for the Lady Eagles with eight points...C-N will continue its demanding exhibition slate on Nov. 10, when the Lady Eagles travel to Chapel Hill, N.C., to take on the North Carolina Tar Heels before opening regular season play on Nov. 15 against Anderson (S.C.)...Coach Walsh will look to Kyle and Buford to lead the Lady Eagles in 2009-10...Kyle, a Jefferson City, Tenn., native, led Carson-Newman with 14.7 ppg last season as the Lady Eagles posted a 19-11 overall record (9-7 in South Atlantic Conference play) and a trip to the NCAA Division II Tournament... Buford, a Hampton, Ga., native, was second on the team with 13.9 ppg and grabbed a team-best 7.7 rpg in 2008-09...C-N also returns junior Mandy Mendenhall, who started 29 of 30 games a year ago, averaging 11.4 ppg, 3.5 rpg and 2.8 apg...Joining the squad this season is Katlin Moore, a transfer from Division I Presbyterian College...The Fort Mill, S.C., native led the Blue Hose with 12.0 ppg and 3.9 apg, and she pulled down 7.3 rpg.|