#10 Tennessee Tames Auburn, 93-63

Thursday, February 20, 2014
#10 Tennessee used a 19-0 run in the first half to blow open a close game on the way to topping Auburn, 93-63 on Thursday night at Thompson-Boling Arena.

The Lady Vols moved to 21-5 overall and 10-3 in the SEC while Auburn dropped to 14-12 and 5-8 in the league. Tennessee has now won seven in a row in the series as well as 16 in a row in Knoxville vs. the Tigers. The Lady Vols are 39-10 all-time vs. Auburn and 19-2 in Knoxville, winning every game since 1990.

Senior Meighan Simmons tallied 26 points as she moved to seventh on the career scoring list (1,891), passing former teammate Shekinna Stricklen (1,882).

Junior Isabelle Harrison tallied 10 and grabbed 11 rebounds for her 13th double-double this season.

Two other Lady Vols scored in double-figures as Cierra Burdick scored 17 and Andraya Carter chipped in with 12.

The 30-point margin of victory was the largest for the Lady Vols SEC this season.

The win was the ninth wire-to-wire victory of the season and fourth in SEC play.

Auburn was led by Tyrese Tanner, who had 15. Sister Tra'Cee Tanner had a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Two other Tigers also scored in double-figures as Brandy Montgomery (12) and Hasina Muhammad (10).

Tennessee held a narrow two-point lead with 14 minutes left in the first half, 13-11. But, the Lady Vols blew open the game scoring 19 consecutive points over a span of five minutes to take a 32-11 lead with 8:35 left in the first half. A Simmons 3-pointer capped the spurt giving her 10 points in the stretch.

The Lady Vols led 54-33 at halftime, matching their second-most points in a first half this season (Tennessee State). UT tallied a season-best 62 in the first half of a 110-42 win over Lipscomb on Dec. 29.

Simmons had 19 points in the first half on 8-of-13 shooting.

Tennessee continued to pour in the points in the second half, outscoring the Tigers, 39-30.

The largest margin of the game was 38 on a Burdick free throw with six minutes left. That put UT ahead, 91-53.

The Lady Vols head to Missouri to face the Tigers on Sunday at 2 p.m. The game will air on SEC TV and can be heard on the Lady Vol Network.

Official Basketball Box Score
Auburn vs Tennessee
02/20/14 7:00 p.m. at Knoxville, Tenn. (Thompson-Boling Arena)

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
VISITORS: Auburn 14-12 (5-8 SEC)
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
32 Tanner, Tyrese...... f  6-13   0-1    3-4    1  5  6   5  15  0  3  2  0  19
44 Tanner, Tra'Cee..... c  6-15   0-0    2-3    5  5 10   4  14  2  3  1  1  32
00 Muhammad, Hasina.... g  4-8    0-0    2-4    1  3  4   4  10  1  2  1  3  20
10 Montgomery, Brandy.. g  3-11   2-4    4-4    0  1  1   2  12  1  0  0  0  28
22 Parker, Kiani....... g  0-2    0-0    1-2    0  2  2   0   1  3  3  0  0  21
01 Tucker, Meagan......    0-1    0-0    2-2    0  1  1   1   2  4  3  0  1  19
13 Frerking, Katie.....    2-4    1-2    2-2    0  3  3   3   7  1  1  1  1  27
34 Davis, Peyton.......    1-2    0-0    0-0    2  0  2   4   2  1  3  0  2  11
35 Capers, Cabriana....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  0  0  0   2
40 Dieng, Khady........    0-5    0-4    0-0    1  2  3   1   0  1  0  0  1  21
   TEAM................                         1     1
   Totals..............   22-61   3-11  16-21  11 22 33  25  63 14 18  5  9 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-31 35.5%   2nd Half: 11-30 36.7%   Game: 36.1%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  3-9  33.3%   2nd Half:  0-2   0.0%   Game: 27.3%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  8-12 66.7%   2nd Half:  8-9  88.9%   Game: 76.2%    2

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
HOME TEAM: Tennessee 21-5 (10-3 SEC)
                          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    7-8    2  7  9   3  17  1  3  0  0  30
12 Graves,Bashaara..... f  4-7    0-0    0-0    1  3  4   2   8  0  1  0  0  21
20 Harrison,Isabelle... c  4-6    0-0    2-4    2  9 11   4  10  2  2  3  0  23
10 Simmons,Meighan..... g 10-22   4-9    2-3    0  6  6   1  26  5  3  1  2  29
14 Carter,Andraya...... g  4-6    2-4    2-2    1  0  1   2  12  4  1  0  2  31
00 Reynolds,Jordan.....    1-5    0-1    0-0    0  2  2   0   2  3  1  0  2  23
01 Moore,Nia...........    1-2    0-0    2-2    1  0  1   0   4  0  1  0  0   8
02 Jones,Jasmine.......    2-6    0-0    3-6    4  2  6   0   7  3  1  1  3  20
21 Russell,Mercedes....    2-4    0-0    3-4    3  2  5   4   7  0  2  1  1  15
   TEAM................                         2     2
   Totals..............   33-67   6-14  21-29  16 31 47  16  93 18 15  6 10 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 21-35 60.0%   2nd Half: 12-32 37.5%   Game: 49.3%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  4-8  50.0%   2nd Half:  2-6  33.3%   Game: 42.9%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  8-11 72.7%   2nd Half: 13-18 72.2%   Game: 72.4%    4

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Officials: Dee Kantner, Gina Cross, Bill Larance
Technical fouls: Auburn-None. Tennessee-None.
Attendance: 10111
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Auburn........................   33   30  -   63
Tennessee.....................   54   39  -   93

Points in the paint-AU 30,UT 34. Points off turnovers-AU 10,UT 29.
2nd chance points-AU 6,UT 13. Fast break points-AU 8,UT 12.
Bench points-AU 11,UT 20. Score tied-2 times. Lead changed-0 times.
Last FG-AU 2nd-00:40, UT 2nd-04:16.
Largest lead-AU None, UT by 38 2nd-06:01.


Chattanooga Area Swim League

CHATTANOOGA AREA SWIM LEAGUE BLUE DIVISION: 1. Ooltewah 5-0; 1. Stuart Heights 3-1; 3. Signal Mountain 3-2; 4. Dalton 1-4; 5. Calhoun 0-5. RED DIVISION: 1. Catoosa  4-0; 2. Country Club 4-1; 3. Fairyland 2-2; 4. Cleveland 1-3; 5. Big Ridge 0-5. WHITE DIVISION: 1. Red Bank 4-0; 2. Waterdogs 3-1; 3. Ridgeside 1-3; 4. Cumberland 0-4. MONDAY'S RESULTS Country ... (click for more)

Ooltewah Stays Unbeaten With Win At Dalton

It’s been an amazing past seven days for members of the Ooltewah Tidal Wave swim team as they’ve beaten the top three teams since last Thursday. It all began with a 56-point win over Stuart Heights and was followed by an impressive 82-point victory over the defending league champion Signal Mountain Green Giants on Monday.\ And now those folks from Hooterville can relax for ... (click for more)

Red Bank Finalizes 20-Cent Property Tax Increase

The Red Bank commissioners voted Tuesday night to adopt the fiscal year 2018-2019 budget that includes a property tax increase. Mayor John Roberts said that along with the increase in both commercial and residential development, comes increased traffic. Infrastructure has not kept up with the growth, including the secondary roads. The cost of paving these roads is $1 million. Money ... (click for more)

Attorney Poston Says Man In Viral Video Seen Fighting Officer Was Trying To Break Up Fight

Attorney McCracken Poston said William Alexander Floyd, the young man seen in the recently published “viral” video who is seemingly engaged in a boxing match with a Chattanooga police officer, started out trying to break up a fight.   The attorney said, "Things are not always as they appear. There is a much more interesting story in the seconds leading up to the events ... (click for more)

The Boss, Claude Ramsey

I try not to overuse the word great, but we lost a great man today, Claude Ramsey. I had the pleasure of serving under him as director of Commercial and Industrial Properties for 14 years while he was the Hamilton County Assessor of Property. He was probably the smartest person I have ever known. He was tough but patient, kind, caring and compassionate. He knew how to get ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: So, You’re Invisible?

Several weeks ago I was in the middle of My Morning Readings when, somehow, I came across a wonderful story written by Nichole Johnson. Her website says she is a speaker, a motivator, and an author whose gift is to “capture the inner-most feelings of women facing life's daily struggles, and it has enabled her to create a unique sense of community for people of all ages.” That’s ... (click for more)