#3 Lady Vols Move To 10-0 With 94-43 Win

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Third-ranked Tennessee moved to 10-0 for the first time since the National Championship season of 2007-08 with a 94-43 victory over Tennessee State on Tuesday night at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Bashaara Graves led the Lady Vols with 17 points as five players scored in double-figures. She was joined by Meighan Simmons (13), Cierra Burdick (12), Isabelle Harrison (12) and Mercedes Russell (12) with 10-plus points. Harrison added 11 points for her third double-double of the season.


Tennessee was dominate in all aspects of the wire-to-wire win: field goal percentage (57.8%-18.9%), rebounds (58-35), assists (27-4), blocks (11-0), points in the paint (54-24), fast break points (18-4) and bench points (37-13). The Lady Vols held TSU to 1-of-22 from 3-point range.

The win by 51 points was the largest of the season and largest since a 53-point win over Alcorn State (90-37) on Nov. 25, 2012.

Tennessee opened the game scoring 17 of the first 18 points and never looked back. Tennessee State was held without a field goal for the first 5:31 of the game. Graves got off to a quick start with eight of the Lady Vols' first 17 points, making her first three shots.

The Lady Vols opened a 27-5 lead on a steal and fast break layup by Simmons with 12 minutes left in the first half. The lead ballooned to 38-9 with eight minutes left in the first half as Graves became the first UT player to hit double-figures.

The Lady Tigers reached double-figures with 5:49 left in the first half on a 3-pointer by Rachel Allen. That made the score, 42-12, Tennessee.

Tennessee led 54-19 at halftime as Graves led all scorers with 14 points.

The lead hit 40 on a Graves' free throw 2:37 into the second half, 61-21.

Tennessee took a 50-plus point lead on a Russell layup with five minutes left for an 88-37 advantage.

Tennessee State (3-8) was led by Rachel Allen, who scored 12.

Tennessee will face its stiffest of the season in its next game as the Lady Vols travel to No. 6 Stanford for a Saturday tilt which tips at 4:30 p.m. ET. That game airs on the Pac 12 Networks and can be heard on the Lady Vol Network.

Official Basketball Box Score
Tennessee State vs Tennessee
12/17/13 7:00 p.m. at Knoxville, Tenn. (Thompson-Boling Arena)

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VISITORS: Tennessee State 3-8
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
25 Johnson,Jayda....... f  2-5    0-0    1-1    1  0  1   2   5  0  1  0  0  24
30 Hudson,Chelsea...... f  3-15   0-2    3-6    5  2  7   3   9  1  1  0  3  28
03 Davis,Imani......... g  2-11   0-3    0-0    1  5  6   2   4  0  4  0  2  25
04 Leonard,Jemilah..... g  0-6    0-3    0-0    0  0  0   2   0  0  2  0  0  13
12 Allen,Rachel........ g  2-8    1-4    7-8    1  2  3   2  12  2  3  0  1  35
02 Beatty,Diamond......    2-7    0-5    2-4    0  2  2   1   6  1  1  0  0  21
05 Morrow,Briana.......    1-7    0-2    1-1    3  3  6   0   3  0  3  0  2  13
20 Lawrence,Brianna....    0-2    0-1    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  0  0  0   8
22 Haddock,Alexis......    0-1    0-1    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  1   3
23 Morris,Alana........    2-9    0-1    0-2    2  3  5   0   4  0  1  0  0  23
33 McCarthy,Julie......    0-3    0-0    0-0    1  0  1   4   0  0  0  0  0   7
   TEAM................                         4     4
   Totals..............   14-74   1-22  14-22  18 17 35  17  43  4 16  0  9 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  6-36 16.7%   2nd Half:  8-38 21.1%   Game: 18.9%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  1-11  9.1%   2nd Half:  0-11  0.0%   Game:  4.5%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  6-11 54.5%   2nd Half:  8-11 72.7%   Game: 63.6%    5

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HOME TEAM: Tennessee 10-0
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
11 Burdick,Cierra...... f  5-9    0-0    2-2    0  4  4   3  12  2  0  1  2  23
12 Graves,Bashaara..... f  6-6    0-0    5-6    2  6  8   1  17  1  2  1  1  17
05 Massengale,Ariel.... g  2-6    2-6    2-2    0  3  3   0   8  5  1  0  0  20
10 Simmons,Meighan..... g  5-8    1-3    2-2    0  3  3   1  13  7  6  0  3  27
14 Carter,Andraya...... g  3-7    0-2    1-2    4  3  7   4   7  3  1  0  1  23
00 Reynolds,Jordan.....    3-8    0-2    0-0    0  3  3   3   6  6  3  0  2  28
01 Moore,Nia...........    3-4    0-0    1-2    1  7  8   2   7  1  4  3  0  19
20 Harrison,Isabelle...    4-7    0-0    4-6    5  6 11   3  12  2  2  0  2  18
21 Russell,Mercedes....    6-9    0-0    0-0    0  7  7   2  12  0  2  6  0  25
   TEAM................                         1  3  4
   Totals..............   37-64   3-13  17-22  13 45 58  19  94 27 21 11 11 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 22-33 66.7%   2nd Half: 15-31 48.4%   Game: 57.8%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  1-7  14.3%   2nd Half:  2-6  33.3%   Game: 23.1%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  9-10 90.0%   2nd Half:  8-12 66.7%   Game: 77.3%    2

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Officials: Joe Cunningham, Eric Brewton, Ed Sidlasky
Technical fouls: Tennessee State-None. Tennessee-None.
Attendance: 9607
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Tennessee State...............   19   24  -   43
Tennessee.....................   54   40  -   94

Points in the paint-TSU 24,UT 54. Points off turnovers-TSU 16,UT 23.
2nd chance points-TSU 7,UT 21. Fast break points-TSU 4,UT 18.
Bench points-TSU 13,UT 37. Score tied-0 times. Lead changed-0 times.
Last FG-TSU 2nd-00:47, UT 2nd-00:27.
Largest lead-TSU None, UT by 51 2nd-04:58.

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