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GAME 21

Candace Parker recorded her first dunk of the season as the Lady Vols overcame a disappointingly slow start to handle Kentucky, 79-51, in Knoxville. Coach Summitt said, "Obviously it was a game of two different halves. At halftime I said we weren't rebounding at all. In the lockerroom I said we go as Candace Parker and Alexis Hornbuckle go. They have to bring intensity from the opening tip to the last possession. We saw what happens when they do that. They set the tempo and are the example. Nicky Anosike is doing a good job. Shannon Bobbitt picked up the tempo and pushed transition in the second half. I look at our play off of the bench, Alberta Auguste is committed at both ends of the court. We are a better team when she is on the court. We picked it up in the second half." Parker was the leading scoreer with 20 points, while Vicki Baugh came off the bench to pull down 10 rebounds. Kentucky shot 47.4% from the field -- which ties UCLA as the best shooting percentage of any UT opponent this season. On the other hand, the Wildcats had 36 turnovers, effectively negating their good shooting.

KENTUCKY 11-11, 5-3 SEC
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## PLAYER NAME            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
20 Bowman, Chante...... F  3-6    0-0    0-0    0  3  3   4   6  2  5  1  2  27
34 Dunlap, Victoria.... F  2-7    0-0    1-2    1  8  9   3   5  1  3  0  1  25
 4 Elliott, Sarah...... C  5-6    0-0    1-1    0  6  6   2  11  1  4  2  0  34
11 Mahoney, Samantha... G  6-9    3-4    3-4    1  4  5   0  18  1  7  0  0  36
24 Smith, Amber........ G  1-4    0-0    0-1    0  4  4   2   2  2  3  0  2  18
 1 Roddy, Eleia........    0-0    0-0    1-2    0  1  1   1   1  0  3  0  0   4
 2 Chowning, Chelsea...    0-0    0-0    2-2    1  0  1   0   2  1  2  0  1  20
 5 Morrow, Carly.......    1-5    0-2    2-2    0  1  1   1   4  1  1  0  1  13
12 Watkins, Lydia......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  2  2   1   0  2  3  0  2  11
25 Franklin, Amani.....    0-1    0-0    2-2    0  2  2   1   2  0  4  0  0   9
32 Bett, Catina........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  1  0  0   3
   TEAM................                         1     1
   Totals..............   18-38   3-6   12-16   4 31 35  16  51 11 36  3  9 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  8-18 44.4%   2nd Half: 10-20 50.0%   Game: 47.4%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  1-2  50.0%   2nd Half:  2-4  50.0%   Game: 50.0%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  7-8  87.5%   2nd Half:  5-8  62.5%   Game: 75.0%    2
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TENNESSEE 20-1, 7-0 SEC
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## PLAYER NAME            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
 3 Parker, Candace..... F 10-17   0-1    0-2    0  7  7   1  20  0  2  1  1  29
 5 Bjorklund, Angie.... F  2-8    0-3    4-5    3  3  6   2   8  0  1  0  1  19
55 Anosike, Nicky...... C  3-11   0-0    4-4    2  0  2   3  10  2  1  0  4  23
00 Bobbitt, Shannon.... G  3-9    2-5    0-0    1  1  2   4   8  1  2  0  0  26
14 Hornbuckle, Alexis.. G  6-11   1-1    0-1    4  0  4   3  13  6  0  0  3  29
20 Smallbone, Sydney...    0-1    0-1    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  2  1  0  0  10
21 Baugh, Vicki........    2-6    0-0    1-2    5  5 10   1   5  0  4  0  4  25
33 Auguste, Alberta....    4-7    1-1    2-2    0  1  1   1  11  4  0  1  6  21
44 Fuller, Alex........    1-6    0-3    2-2    1  0  1   0   4  1  0  0  0  18
   TEAM................                         1  1  2
   Totals..............   31-76   4-15  13-18  17 18 35  16  79 16 11  2 19 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 10-33 30.3%   2nd Half: 21-43 48.8%   Game: 40.8%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  1-6  16.7%   2nd Half:  3-9  33.3%   Game: 26.7%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 11-12 91.7%   2nd Half:  2-6  33.3%   Game: 72.2%    2
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Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Kentucky......................   24   27  -   51
Tennessee.....................   32   47  -   79
Officials: Dennis DeMayo, Mary Day, Sue Blauch
Technical fouls: Kentucky-TEAM. Tennessee-None.
Attendance: 19,259

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GAME 22

At halftime Mississippi State led Tennessee, 40-33, the first time the Lady Vols had trailed at halftime since last season's SEC tournament. Coach Summitt woke the team up in the locker room, though, and the end result was an 87-69 victory. Summitt said, "I thought our defense was water, they went right through it. We've built our program on defensive board play and we just had a lot of breakdowns, and weren't rebounding as well as we needed to. I didn't think our starters were lacking intensity though, we just didn't shoot the ball well, and sometimes that will carry over into your defense. Plus, I just thought Mississippi State played the best I've seen." Coach was particularly unhappy with the play of her bench. "Our bench did not play well tonight, with the exception of Alberta [Auguste]. I think they understand that I was frustrated because I couldn't take our starters out. . . . It's unacceptable from our bench and they're going to have to learn," coach Summitt said. "Obviously I was sending them a pretty strong message. We can't win in the postseason without strong play from our bench." The biggest news after the game, though, was the condition of Candace Parker's knee, which she hyper-extended with 3:09 left. She was only in the game at that point because the bench players did not deliver. UT also suffered injuries to Angie Bjorklund, a broken nose, and Auguste, who aggravated the left biceps injury she incurred in practice last week. A win is a win, though, despite Alexis Rack logging a career-high 32 points off the bench for the Bulldogs.

TENNESSEE 21-1 (8-0 SEC)
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## PLAYER NAME            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
 3 Parker, Candace..... F  5-14   0-0    1-1    3  8 11   2  11  7  1  1  1  29
 5 Bjorklund, Angie.... F  3-9    3-6    0-0    0  4  4   0   9  1  0  0  1  24
55 Anosike, Nicky...... C  5-10   0-0    2-6    5  4  9   2  12  3  1  1  2  32
00 Bobbitt, Shannon.... G  4-11   4-9    4-6    3  4  7   2  16  4  2  0  0  33
14 Hornbuckle, Alexis.. G  6-10   2-3    2-2    3  4  7   2  16  1  2  1  3  36
20 Smallbone, Sydney...    0-1    0-1    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  0  1  0   5
21 Baugh, Vicki........    3-3    0-0    0-0    1  0  1   3   6  0  3  1  0  10
33 Auguste, Alberta....    6-11   0-0    0-0    2  2  4   1  12  1  2  0  0  20
44 Fuller, Alex........    1-1    0-0    3-4    0  0  0   0   5  1  2  0  0  11
   TEAM................                         2  2  4
   Totals..............   33-70   9-19  12-19  19 28 47  13  87 18 13  5  7 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-32 34.4%   2nd Half: 22-38 57.9%   Game: 47.1%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  5-10 50.0%   2nd Half:  4-9  44.4%   Game: 47.4%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  6-11 54.5%   2nd Half:  6-8  75.0%   Game: 63.2%    2
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MISSISSIPPI STATE 14-9 (2-6 SEC)
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## PLAYER NAME            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
24 Porter, Robin....... F  2-4    0-0    0-0    1  2  3   2   4  0  3  1  1  14
33 Govero, Mary Kathryn F  4-10   1-1    0-0    3  0  3   1   9  0  0  0  1  27
45 Jackson, Imesia..... F  3-7    0-0    2-3    3  2  5   1   8  0  1  0  1  18
23 Grimes, Tysheka..... G  1-4    0-2    0-0    2  2  4   2   2  3  2  1  1  23
25 Richard, Marneshia.. G  1-14   0-3    0-0    3  3  6   2   2 10  4  0  3  40
 2 Rack, Alexis........   10-18   7-13   5-5    0  3  3   3  32  2  0  0  0  31
 3 Tate, Donnisha......    2-4    0-0    1-2    1  3  4   2   5  1  0  0  0  21
14 Washington, Bethany.    3-8    0-1    1-3    1  4  5   4   7  2  4  0  1  23
20 Roberts, Lauren.....    0-1    0-1    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   3
   TEAM................                         4  4  8
   Totals..............   26-70   8-21   9-13  18 23 41  17  69 18 14  2  8 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 16-36 44.4%   2nd Half: 10-34 29.4%   Game: 37.1%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  2-6  33.3%   2nd Half:  6-15 40.0%   Game: 38.1%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  6-8  75.0%   2nd Half:  3-5  60.0%   Game: 69.2%    2
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Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Tennessee.....................   33   54  -   87
Mississippi State.............   40   29  -   69
Officials: Art Bomengen, Jesse Dickerson, John Morningstar
Technical fouls: Tennessee-None. Mississippi State-None.
Attendance: 2,628

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GAME 23

It wasn't pretty -- games with Rutgers never are. Nonetheless, Nicky Anosike sank two free throws with 0.2 of a second left and No. 1 Tennessee nipped No. 5 Rutgers, 59-58. The losing team, of course, was flabbergasted and maintained that the "clock froze." Arena manager Tim Reese explained that Tennessee uses the Precision Timing Device similar to all major conferences. Reese said the game clock can only be stopped by the official, who blows his whistle and thus sends a wireless signal to the scorer's table to automatically stop the clock. Coach Summitt said, "I'm not sure how we managed to win. Statistically, what I was proud of, was that we were able to keep ourselves in the game, even though midway through the second half we were 1-of-15 from the floor. You're not going to win many games shooting that way unless you take care of the ball. We kept our turnovers down. Nicky Anosike struggled all night . . . And then she made both of those free throws. Rutgers did a tremendous job. They are so good off the dribble and in their halfcourt offense. Their shot selection was more impressive than ours was tonight." Coach Summitt felt the Lady Vols "got overanxious offensively. . . . We had players who were trying to do too much." Candace Parker, as usual, was sterling, scoring 27 points, grabbing 10 rebounds, and blocking 5 shots. Alexis Hornbuckle, who had 6 assists but only 3 points, commented, "We are going to get better . . . one day soon."

RUTGERS 19-4
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## PLAYER NAME            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
15 Vaughn, Kia......... C  2-7    0-0    0-0    3  8 11   5   4  1  2  2  0  33
43 Junaid, Rashidat.... C  2-3    0-0    0-0    1  4  5   4   4  0  2  1  0  22
 5 Carson, Essence..... G  6-9    0-1    6-6    0  5  5   2  18  1  1  0  2  39
10 Prince, Epiphanny... G  8-19   1-4    4-4    2  2  4   4  21  0  2  0  3  34
22 Ajavon, Matee....... G  4-9    0-3    1-2    1  3  4   4   9  3  2  0  1  35
21 Zurich, Heather.....    0-1    0-1    2-3    0  1  1   1   2  2  2  0  0  22
24 McCurdy, Myia.......    0-2    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   4   0  0  1  1  0  12
35 Ray, Brittany.......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  1  0  0   3
   TEAM................                         1     1
   Totals..............   22-50   1-9   13-15   8 24 32  24  58  7 13  4  6 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  7-22 31.8%   2nd Half: 15-28 53.6%   Game: 44.0%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  1-6  16.7%   2nd Half:  0-3   0.0%   Game: 11.1%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  8-10 80.0%   2nd Half:  5-5  100 %   Game: 86.7%    1
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TENNESSEE 22-1
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## PLAYER NAME            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
 3 Parker, Candace..... F  8-17   0-1   11-13   5  5 10   1  27  3  2  5  0  40
 5 Bjorklund, Angie.... F  4-8    2-4    3-3    1  2  3   4  13  0  1  0  0  23
55 Anosike, Nicky...... C  0-7    0-0    4-4    3  2  5   1   4  0  2  0  0  15
00 Bobbitt, Shannon.... G  1-9    1-6    3-4    2  4  6   2   6  2  1  0  1  37
14 Hornbuckle, Alexis.. G  1-4    0-3    1-4    2  2  4   4   3  6  0  1  0  31
21 Baugh, Vicki........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   0   0  1  0  0  0   9
33 Auguste, Alberta....    0-4    0-0    0-0    1  2  3   2   0  0  1  0  1  16
44 Fuller, Alex........    2-5    1-3    1-2    1  3  4   0   6  1  1  1  2  29
   TEAM................                         1     1
   Totals..............   16-54   4-17  23-30  16 21 37  14  59 13  8  7  4 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 10-28 35.7%   2nd Half:  6-26 23.1%   Game: 29.6%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  2-9  22.2%   2nd Half:  2-8  25.0%   Game: 23.5%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 12-12 100 %   2nd Half: 11-18 61.1%   Game: 76.7%    5
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Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Rutgers.......................   23   35  -   58
Tennessee.....................   34   25  -   59
Officials: Bob Trammell, Tina Napier, Bonita Spence
Technical fouls: Rutgers-None. Tennessee-Bobbitt.
Attendance: 17,690

Rutgers #15 fouls out at 0.2/2
Points in the paint-RU 30,UT 14. Points off turnovers-RU 9,UT 10.
2nd chance points-RU 10,UT 11. Fast break points-RU 8,UT 0.
Bench points-RU 2,UT 6. Score tied-4 times. Lead changed-4 times.
Last FG-RU 2nd-00:26, UT 2nd-00:49.
Largest lead-RU by 5 2nd-01:35, UT by 11 1st-05:24.

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GAME 24

The Lady Vols' wheels have been wobbly for a while, but they finally came off in a 78-62 loss to 7th-ranked LSU in Knoxville. Even more disturbing than a 16 point loss at home to an SEC opponent was the fact that top-ranked Tennessee jumped out to a 21-2 lead to start the game -- no killer instinct in this team. Coach Summitt said, "Obviously, Iím very, very disappointed in this team. Make note, LSU played a terrific game. They came after us. We did some good things early. Bench play was pretty much non-existent. We canít expect Candace [Parker] to carry us every night. We got exactly what we deserved. We didnít defend, and we didnít make shots. . . . We started well against Rutgers, too. Maybe the players can tell you what happened. We canít win relying on just a couple of players. Our offense affected our defense. Iím not happy about it. It is unacceptable." Parker was the lone bright spot with 26 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists, and 6 steals. Alexis Hornbuckle offered, "I hope we can figure it out before it is too late. . . . Weíve got to regroup. Coach was upset and not happy. It is time for us to recover. Weíve got to have an open mind to criticism because it is going to come."

LOUISIANA STATE 21-3,10-0 SEC
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## PLAYER NAME            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
54 Thomas, Ashley...... F  5-7    0-1    0-0    3  4  7   4  10  2  2  0  3  35
34 Fowles, Sylvia...... C  6-13   0-0    5-10   4 10 14   4  17  0  2  3  2  36
 5 White, Erica........ G  2-5    1-2   11-16   0  9  9   2  16  3  3  1  2  39
12 LeBlanc, RaShonta... G  4-6    1-2    2-2    0  4  4   0  11  3  3  0  3  32
15 Chaney, Quianna..... G  5-16   2-5    2-4    1  2  3   0  14  4  3  0  4  28
10 Mitchell, Khalilah..    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  1  0   1
23 Hightower, Allison..    4-9    2-4    0-0    0  0  0   1  10  2  2  1  1  21
24 Whitfield, Marian...    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
25 Williams, Mesha.....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   0   0  0  1  0  0   6
44 Morris, Kristen.....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
   TEAM................                         1  1  2
   Totals..............   26-56   6-14  20-32   9 31 40  11  78 14 16  6 15 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-31 35.5%   2nd Half: 15-25 60.0%   Game: 46.4%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  5-10 50.0%   2nd Half:  1-4  25.0%   Game: 42.9%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  3-6  50.0%   2nd Half: 17-26 65.4%   Game: 62.5%    6
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TENNESSEE 22-2, 8-1
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## PLAYER NAME            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
 3 Parker, Candace..... F 10-21   1-5    5-7    1  9 10   4  26  6  4  2  6  36
 5 Bjorklund, Angie.... F  2-3    1-2    0-0    1  2  3   5   5  1  5  0  0  27
55 Anosike, Nicky...... C  4-10   0-0    2-2    4  8 12   3  10  1  2  2  2  31
00 Bobbitt, Shannon.... G  2-10   2-6    2-2    3  3  6   4   8  2  4  0  2  38
14 Hornbuckle, Alexis.. G  3-11   1-3    2-2    2  2  4   5   9  0  2  0  2  33
20 Smallbone, Sydney...    0-1    0-1    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
21 Baugh, Vicki........    0-0    0-0    0-0    1  0  1   1   0  0  0  0  0   4
33 Auguste, Alberta....    1-7    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   0   2  0  2  0  0  17
44 Fuller, Alex........    1-3    0-1    0-0    0  1  1   1   2  0  0  0  0  13
   TEAM................                         1  1  2
   Totals..............   23-66   5-18  11-13  13 27 40  23  62 10 19  4 12 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 13-31 41.9%   2nd Half: 10-35 28.6%   Game: 34.8%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  3-6  50.0%   2nd Half:  2-12 16.7%   Game: 27.8%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  4-4  100 %   2nd Half:  7-9  77.8%   Game: 84.6%    1
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Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Louisiana State...............   30   48  -   78
Tennessee.....................   33   29  -   62
Officials: Wesley Dean, Lawson Newton, Mary Day
Technical fouls: Louisiana State-None. Tennessee-None.
Attendance: 15,574

UT's #5 fouls out @ 1:08/2  and #14 fouls out @ 53.6/2
Points in the paint-LSU 30,UT 30. Points off turnovers-LSU 25,UT 11.
2nd chance points-LSU 10,UT 7. Fast break points-LSU 8,UT 4.
Bench points-LSU 10,UT 4. Score tied-2 times. Lead changed-7 times.
Last FG-LSU 2nd-01:18, UT 2nd-00:10.
Largest lead-LSU by 18 2nd-00:31, UT by 19 1st-13:17.

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GAME 25

Behind Candace Parker's 23 points and 10 rebounds, the Lady Vols took the first step toward recovering from their LSU meltdown with an 81-68 victory over No. 25 Vanderbilt in Nashville. Tennessee started the game by outscoring Vandy 17-2, including 15 straight points, and shot 51.8% for the game, including 50% from behind the 3-point arc. Angie Bjorklund contributed 15 points for Tennessee, and Alex Fuller added 14. UT led 42-36 at the half despite foul trouble in the middle as Parker played only 11 minutes and Nicky Anosike was on the floor for seven. Alexis Hornbuckle contributed 6 steals to the cause. Coach Summitt said, "We did a lot of good things today. I think Candace and Angie shot the ball well today. Obviously, Alex came off the bench and gave us a huge lift. We did some really good things defensively. We had to play a lot more zone than we typically play. With the exception of giving up the three ball, I thought we did some good things out of it. . . . In particular, I thought we coughed the ball up way too much. A lot of those were us trying to do too much. I'm really proud of them. It's a huge win for us."

TENNESSEE 23-2, 9-1
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## PLAYER NAME            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
 3 Parker, Candace..... F  9-16   0-0    5-8    4  6 10   3  23  3  4  3  2  29
55 Anosike, Nicky...... C  2-4    0-0    1-2    0  2  2   5   5  4  1  0  0  14
00 Bobbitt, Shannon.... G  2-6    2-5    3-4    0  2  2   1   9  2  5  0  3  37
 5 Bjorklund, Angie.... G  5-11   3-7    2-2    0  6  6   1  15  0  1  0  0  36
14 Hornbuckle, Alexis.. G  2-5    1-1    3-4    4  2  6   3   8  2  4  0  6  32
21 Baugh, Vicki........    2-4    0-0    0-0    0  2  2   2   4  1  1  0  0  13
33 Auguste, Alberta....    1-2    0-0    1-2    1  1  2   1   3  2  1  0  2  13
44 Fuller, Alex........    6-8    2-3    0-0    1  2  3   1  14  2  1  0  1  26
   TEAM................                                             1
   Totals..............   29-56   8-16  15-22  10 23 33  17  81 16 19  3 14 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 18-31 58.1%   2nd Half: 11-25 44.0%   Game: 51.8%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  4-10 40.0%   2nd Half:  4-6  66.7%   Game: 50.0%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  2-3  66.7%   2nd Half: 13-19 68.4%   Game: 68.2%   2,1
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VANDERBILT 19-7, 8-3
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## PLAYER NAME            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
15 Tuomi, Hannah....... F  0-1    0-0    2-2    3  2  5   5   2  2  2  0  0  17
34 Wirth, Christina.... F  5-11   4-8    0-0    0  5  5   4  14  4  3  0  2  34
 2 Risper, Jennifer.... G  2-11   0-1    5-8    0  4  4   2   9  4  1  0  3  36
22 Rhoads, Jence....... G  3-5    1-2    0-2    0  2  2   1   7  4  4  0  0  33
23 Marsh, Merideth..... G  4-8    3-6    0-0    1  1  2   3  11  1  4  0  0  26
 5 Lueders, Lauren.....    2-3    2-3    0-0    0  2  2   0   6  0  1  0  0  11
20 Mooney, Jessica.....    3-5    0-0    0-0    0  3  3   3   6  1  1  0  0  19
25 Norton, Amber.......    2-3    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   3   4  0  1  1  0   6
32 Sherwood, Liz.......    4-6    0-0    1-1    2  1  3   1   9  1  6  0  0  18
   TEAM................                         2  2  4             1
   Totals..............   25-53  10-20   8-13   8 22 30  22  68 17 24  1  5 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 13-26 50.0%   2nd Half: 12-27 44.4%   Game: 47.2%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  6-11 54.5%   2nd Half:  4-9  44.4%   Game: 50.0%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  4-9  44.4%   2nd Half:  4-4  100 %   Game: 61.5%    1
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Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Tennessee.....................   42   39  -   81
Vanderbilt....................   36   32  -   68
Officials: Dee Kantner, Bryan Enterline, Barry Roberts
Technical fouls: Tennessee-None. Vanderbilt-None.
Attendance: 14,316

Points in the paint-UT 36,VU 28. Points off turnovers-UT 29,VU 17.
2nd chance points-UT 13,VU 6. Fast break points-UT 7,VU 6.
Bench points-UT 21,VU 25. Score tied-1 time. Lead changed-0 times.
Last FG-UT 2nd-04:01, VU 2nd-00:31.
Largest lead-UT by 20 2nd-03:05, VU None.

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GAME 26

No. 3 Tennessee rolled to an 85-58 win over Alabama behind Candace Parker's 19 points. Prior to the game, it was revealed that Parker had decided to forego his last year of eligibility to pursue a WNBA and Olympic career. The Lady Vols started well and led by 21 points, 31-10, midway through the first half. Then with Parker and most of Tennessee's starters on the bench, the Crimson Tide went on a 17-7 run to cut UT's lead to 11 points. Coach Summitt sent the starters back in and Tennessee led by 20, 49-29, at halftime. Coach Summitt said, "I thought the first half we had some players come in a little over anxious offensively and not quite as committed on the defensive end, so we weren't scoring and we were obviously giving up points." The Lady Vols increased their lead in the second half as the bench played better, leading coach Summitt to remark, "Overall, I thought it was a good effort by our basketball team, a lot of energy. That's been a point of emphasis. We want to close out the regular season that way. We have three games left." Nicky Anosike tallied 12 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to lead UT's 43-30 board advantage. Vicki Baugh contributed 12 points and Alex Fuller added 10. Alexis Hornbuckle made five steals to pass Bridgette Gordon and become the Lady Vols' all-time steals leader with 335.

TENNESSEE 24-2, 10-1 SEC
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## PLAYER NAME            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
00 Bobbitt, Shannon.... *  2-7    1-3    0-0    2  2  4   0   5  7  3  0  2  28
 3 Parker, Candace..... *  7-15   1-1    4-5    2  4  6   1  19  2  1  3  2  19
 5 Bjorklund, Angie.... *  3-9    3-8    0-0    0  1  1   2   9  0  1  0  0  24
14 Hornbuckle, Alexis.. *  3-8    0-2    0-0    2  1  3   1   6  3  2  0  5  23
55 Anosike, Nicky...... *  5-9    0-0    2-3    8  0  8   1  12  2  1  0  2  23
20 Smallbone, Sydney...    3-9    3-7    0-0    1  3  4   0   9  2  1  0  0  20
21 Baugh, Vicki........    4-4    0-0    4-4    0  4  4   0  12  2  3  2  1  20
33 Auguste, Alberta....    1-7    0-1    1-2    2  2  4   1   3  2  3  1  1  25
44 Fuller, Alex........    4-5    0-0    2-2    2  0  2   0  10  1  3  0  0  18
   TEAM................                         1  6  7
   Totals..............   32-73   8-22  13-16  20 23 43   6  85 21 18  6 13 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 19-35 54.3%   2nd Half: 13-38 34.2%   Game: 43.8%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  5-9  55.6%   2nd Half:  3-13 23.1%   Game: 36.4%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  6-7  85.7%   2nd Half:  7-9  77.8%   Game: 81.3%    2
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ALABAMA 8-19, 1-11 SEC
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## PLAYER NAME            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
 2 Magee, Dedrea....... *  4-8    1-2    0-0    0  8  8   0   9  3  6  0  1  34
15 Blands, Camilla..... *  2-5    1-3    1-2    0  3  3   1   6  3  5  1  0  30
21 Jenkins, Tierney.... *  6-9    0-0    0-0    1  1  2   2  12  0  2  0  2  23
22 Strauthers, Courtney *  3-5    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   3   6  2  2  0  0  17
31 Hancock, Katie...... *  1-6    0-1    2-2    2  0  2   0   4  2  3  0  0  21
 5 Hollifield, Caitlin.    3-6    0-0    0-0    2  1  3   2   6  0  1  0  2  25
20 Raffington, Varisia.    4-10   0-2    0-0    0  2  2   2   8  1  2  0  0  18
24 Reshard, Nathalie...    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  2  3  1  0  17
32 Williams, Tamara....    3-7    0-0    1-2    1  2  3   3   7  0  1  0  1  15
   TEAM................                         2  5  7             1
   Totals..............   26-56   2-8    4-6    8 22 30  14  58 13 26  2  6 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 14-27 51.9%   2nd Half: 12-29 41.4%   Game: 46.4%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  1-3  33.3%   2nd Half:  1-5  20.0%   Game: 25.0%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  0-0   0.0%   2nd Half:  4-6  66.7%   Game: 66.7%    1
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Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Tennessee.....................   49   36  -   85
Alabama.......................   29   29  -   58
Officials: Eric Brewton, Denise Demayo, Connie Pardue
Technical fouls: Tennessee-None. Alabama-None.
Attendance: 3,101

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GAME 27

Candace Parker netted 19 points as the No. 3 Lady Vols warmed up after another slow start to beat Mississippi State 72-46. Parker blocked five shots, setting a new Tennessee career record with 247, surpassing Shelia Frost. Parker also dished out 5 assists, grabbed 8 rebounds, and made 4 steals. Shannon Bobbitt and Alexis Hornbuckle each contributed 11 points. Coach Summitt said, "In the second half, we were better than we were in the first. At halftime, I was not at all pleased. As a coaching staff, we think you can't take possessions off. You just can't do that. This team has to understand that they get every team's A game. Mississippi State played us tough at their place. Alberta [Auguste] did a great job off the bench. Vicki [Baugh] did some good things, and Alex [Fuller] did too. We expect our starters to be more effective and do a better job on the defensive end. They have to be more committed for 40 minutes."

MISSISSIPPI STATE 16-12, 4-9 SEC
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## PLAYER NAME            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
23 Grimes, Tysheka..... f  3-8    0-3    1-2    2  3  5   1   7  0  2  0  1  29
45 Jackson, Imesia..... f  1-4    0-0    0-0    1  2  3   3   2  1  3  0  1  23
 2 Rack, Alexis........ g  5-15   3-10   2-3    1  4  5   4  15  2  5  0  4  37
24 Porter, Robin....... g  2-11   0-1    2-2    0  7  7   3   6  1  0  1  0  34
25 Richard, Marneshia.. g  4-12   0-1    3-4    0  1  1   0  11  1  5  0  2  39
 3 Tate, Donnisha......    2-4    0-0    1-2    7  4 11   3   5  0  2  0  1  22
22 Johnson, Miayorka...    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
33 Govero, Mary Kathryn    0-4    0-2    0-0    1  1  2   3   0  3  1  0  1  15
   TEAM................                         2  2  4             1
   Totals..............   17-59   3-17   9-13  14 24 38  17  46  8 19  1 10 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  8-26 30.8%   2nd Half:  9-33 27.3%   Game: 28.8%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  1-9  11.1%   2nd Half:  2-8  25.0%   Game: 17.6%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  5-6  83.3%   2nd Half:  4-7  57.1%   Game: 69.2%    1
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TENNESSEE 25-2, 11-1 SEC
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## PLAYER NAME            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
 3 Parker, Candace..... F  5-11   0-0    9-14   1  7  8   0  19  5  1  5  4  31
 5 Bjorklund, Angie.... F  2-8    0-6    0-0    1  0  1   1   4  0  3  0  0  18
55 Anosike, Nicky...... C  2-8    0-0    1-4    3  5  8   1   5  3  3  0  0  25
00 Bobbitt, Shannon.... G  4-10   3-7    0-0    0  4  4   2  11  2  3  0  1  38
14 Hornbuckle, Alexis.. G  4-9    1-4    2-3    2  4  6   4  11  2  1  2  4  36
20 Smallbone, Sydney...    0-1    0-1    0-0    0  1  1   1   0  2  0  0  0   7
21 Baugh, Vicki........    3-3    0-0    2-2    1  2  3   3   8  1  2  0  0   8
33 Auguste, Alberta....    2-4    0-0    1-2    0  2  2   3   5  1  1  0  1  21
44 Fuller, Alex........    3-3    1-1    2-2    2  2  4   0   9  0  2  0  1  16
   TEAM................                         3  4  7
   Totals..............   25-57   5-19  17-27  13 31 44  15  72 16 16  7 11 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-29 37.9%   2nd Half: 14-28 50.0%   Game: 43.9%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  2-10 20.0%   2nd Half:  3-9  33.3%   Game: 26.3%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  3-8  37.5%   2nd Half: 14-19 73.7%   Game: 63.0%    5
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Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Mississippi State.............   22   24  -   46
Tennessee.....................   27   45  -   72
Officials: Wesley Dean, Denise Brooks-Clauser, Felicia Grinter
Technical fouls: Mississippi State-None. Tennessee-None.
Attendance: 20,249

Points in the paint-MS 20,UT 28. Points off turnovers-MS 16,UT 12.
2nd chance points-MS 13,UT 11. Fast break points-MS 10,UT 8.
Bench points-MS 5,UT 22. Score tied-4 times. Lead changed-2 times.
Last FG-MS 2nd-01:29, UT 2nd-01:04.
Largest lead-MS by 2 1st-04:25, UT by 26 2nd-00:02.

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GAME 28

On Senior Night, the Lady Vols said farewell to five players -- Candace Parker, Alexis Hornbuckle, Nicky Anosike, Shannon Bobbitt, and Alberta Auguste -- with an 88-61 victory over Florida. Coach Summitt said, "I was really pleased with the energy we played with tonight. We got off to a good start, but we gave up too many threes. I was pleased with our work on different defensive looks. Changing defenses has been a priority of late, and that will help us against Georgia and in the tournament. Obviously, I am proud of our seniors, but they are not finished yet. They have to focus on closing out the regular season and playing in the SEC Tournament. That should be a great environment. We have to take one game at a time." Parker and redshirt junior Alex Fuller led the scoring parade with 18 points each. Anosike netted 15, while frosh Angie Bjorklund and Vicki Baugh tallied 14 and 11, respectively. Anosike had 12 of the season-high 57 rebounds and Hornbuckle grabbed 10. Hornbuckle also contributed 8 of the season-high 27 assists, while Bobbitt added 7. Hornbuckle remarked, "It has been a great time. It has been a great journey and it is not over yet. We are a step closer to the end of the regular season and we need to be playing 40-minute games."

FLORIDA 16-12, 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
44 Dotson, Marshae..... f  3-11   0-0    3-4    4  3  7   2   9  0  1  1  2  27
42 Henry, Aneika....... c  1-2    0-0    1-1    0  6  6   1   3  0  3  2  2  21
 2 Thompson, Lonnika... g  0-1    0-0    0-0    1  0  1   2   0  0  3  0  0  12
 3 Brooks, Sha......... g 10-20   7-11   0-0    1  1  2   2  27  1  7  0  2  37
20 Bowden, Depree...... g  3-10   1-6    0-0    0  1  1   3   7  2  3  0  1  23
12 Thomas, Brittaney...    0-6    0-1    2-2    1  3  4   0   2  3  2  1  0  13
15 Critton, Kim........    0-2    0-0    0-0    2  1  3   0   0  2  0  0  0  14
22 Mossor, Jennifer....    2-8    0-4    0-0    2  1  3   3   4  2  2  0  0  18
24 Smith, Sharielle....    3-7    3-7    0-0    0  4  4   1   9  0  0  0  1  30
50 Crawford, Ebonie....    0-0    0-0    0-0    1  0  1   0   0  0  0  0  0   5
   TEAM................                         1  2  3
   Totals..............   22-67  11-29   6-7   13 22 35  14  61 10 21  4  8 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 10-33 30.3%   2nd Half: 12-34 35.3%   Game: 32.8%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  4-12 33.3%   2nd Half:  7-17 41.2%   Game: 37.9%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  2-2  100 %   2nd Half:  4-5  80.0%   Game: 85.7%    1
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TENNESSEE 26-2, 12-1 SEC
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## PLAYER NAME            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
 3 Parker, Candace..... F  7-13   1-1    3-5    2  4  6   1  18  4  3  2  1  22
33 Auguste, Alberta.... F  2-9    0-0    0-0    3  2  5   0   4  1  2  0  2  21
55 Anosike, Nicky...... C  5-13   0-0    5-6    6  6 12   2  15  1  0  1  1  18
00 Bobbitt, Shannon.... G  1-5    1-4    0-0    1  4  5   2   3  7  3  0  4  30
14 Hornbuckle, Alexis.. G  1-7    0-2    0-0    8  2 10   0   2  8  1  2  3  31
 5 Bjorklund, Angie....    5-8    4-7    0-0    2  5  7   1  14  3  2  0  1  24
20 Smallbone, Sydney...    1-4    1-3    0-0    0  2  2   2   3  2  1  0  0  15
21 Baugh, Vicki........    4-7    0-0    3-4    1  1  2   3  11  0  3  3  1  17
44 Fuller, Alex........    7-12   2-5    2-2    1  4  5   1  18  1  1  0  1  22
   TEAM................                         1  2  3
   Totals..............   33-78   9-22  13-17  25 32 57  12  88 27 16  8 14 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 17-42 40.5%   2nd Half: 16-36 44.4%   Game: 42.3%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  5-10 50.0%   2nd Half:  4-12 33.3%   Game: 40.9%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  7-8  87.5%   2nd Half:  6-9  66.7%   Game: 76.5%    2
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Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Florida.......................   26   35  -   61
Tennessee.....................   46   42  -   88
Officials: Dee Kantner, Bill Titus, Beverly Roberts
Technical fouls: Florida-None. Tennessee-None.
Attendance: 16,532

Points in the paint-UF 16,UT 40. Points off turnovers-UF 9,UT 27.
2nd chance points-UF 14,UT 17. Fast break points-UF 7,UT 16.
Bench points-UF 15,UT 46. Score tied-1 time. Lead changed-1 time.
Last FG-UF 2nd-01:19, UT 2nd-00:56.
Largest lead-UF by 2 1st-19:28, UT by 33 2nd-03:24.

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GAME 29

Candace Parker scored 30 points for the Lady Vols, including 13 in a row in the second half, and grabbed 9 rebounds as third-ranked Tennessee beat No. 22 Georgia, 72-63. UT trailed at the half for just the second time all season. Shannon Bobbitt had only 2 points at halftime but ended up with 15, and Alexis Hornbuckle scored 6 of her 8 points after halftime. Nicky Anosike kicked in 11 rebounds. Coach Summitt said, "We did a great job of getting Candace touches tonight. It was important for us to get points in the paint. She really established herself on the low block. We made it a point of emphasis to get her the ball. . . . All the guards knew at halftime they had to step it up. As poorly as we played in the first half, we were right there. I definitely challenged them to step up and be aggressive. I think athletically we had an advantage with our quickness. We didn't take advantage of that in the first half. We were passive. In the second half we went to a man, and that allowed us to be more aggressive." Georgia head coach Andy Landers said, "We did a lot of good things. We played hard; we played well. . . . It's sad that we continue to choose to do the wrong thing at the wrong time."

TENNESSEE 27-2 (13-1)
			    TOTAL  3-POINT	   REBOUNDS
## PLAYER                  FGM-FGA FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF TOT PF TP  A	TO BLK STL MIN
00 Bobbitt, Shannon 	*    6-10    2-4     1-1     0-1     1  2 15  2  4  0   4   38
 3 Parker, Candace 	*   13-24    0-1     4-9     2-7     9  0 30  2  2  1   0   36
 5 Bjorklund, Angie 	*    1-6     0-3     0-1     2-4     6  3  2  1  0  0   2   24
14 Hornbuckle, Alexis   *    3-5     0-1     2-5     0-5     5  2  8  4  3  0   2   39
55 Anosike, Nicky 	*    2-5     0-0     1-4     7-4    11  4  5  3  0  2   1   26
21 Baugh, Vicki 	     1-3     0-0     0-0     0-1     1  1  2  0  1  0   0   13
33 Auguste, Alberta 	     4-5     0-0     0-0     1-0     1  0  8  0  2  0   1   18
44 Fuller, Alex 	     1-2     0-1     0-0     0-0     0  0  2  0  0  0   0    6
   TEAM 	              -       -       -      2-2     4  0  -  -  -  -   -    -
   Totals..............     31-60    2-10    8-20   14-24   38 12 72 12 12  3  10  200
	                    51.7%    20.0%   40.0%

	TEAM SUMMARY:		FG	3FG	FT
	1st Half:             12-30 	0-3 	2-7
	                      40.0% 	0.0% 	28.6%
	2nd Half: 	      19-30 	2-7 	6-13
	                      63.3% 	28.6%   46.2%
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GEORGIA 21-8 (8-6)
                	    TOTAL  3-POINT	   REBOUNDS
## PLAYER		   FGM-FGA FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF TOT PF TP  A TO BLK STL MIN
 1 Houts,Ashley 	*    2-6     0-1     4-4     0-2     2 	2  8  2  2  0   2   40
20 Puleo,Angela 	*    3-5     2-4     1-1     0-1     1 	0  9  3  0  0   0   24
24 Darrah,Megan 	*    4-8     1-4     1-2     0-1     1 	1 10  4  2  1   1   32
33 Robinson,Angel       *    4-7     0-0     0-0     2-4     6 	5  8  1  6  0   1   27
34 Humphrey,Tasha       *    4-13    2-5     3-4     0-7     7 	3 13  2  2  0   0   36
 2 Moss,Lindsey 	     0-0     0-0     0-0     0-0     0 	0  0  0  0  0   0    0
 3 Lee,Jasmine 	             0-2     0-0     0-0     2-4     6 	1  0  0  0  0   0   17
 4 Taylor,Danielle           0-0     0-0     0-0     0-0     0 	1  0  0  1  0   0    0
15 Rhoden,Jaleesa            0-0     0-0     0-0     0-0     0 	0  0  0  0  0   0    0
22 Marshall,Christy          5-10    2-3     3-3     1-3     4 	2 15  2  2  1   0   24
   TEAM 	 	      -       -       -      1-1     2 	0  -  -  -  -   -    -
   Totals..............     22-51    7-17   12-14    6-23   29 15 63 14 17  2   4  200
	                    43.1%    41.2%  85.7%

	TEAM SUMMARY:		FG	3FG	FT
	1st Half: 	      10-27 	4-9 	5-6
	                      37.0% 	44.4%   83.3%
	2nd Half: 	      12-24 	3-8 	7-8
	                      50.0% 	37.5%   87.5%
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Score by Periods	 1st 	 2nd 	 Total
Tennessee..............   26 	  46 	    72
Georgia................	  29 	  34 	    63
Officials: Dennis DeMayo, Joe Cunningham, June Courteau
Technical fouls: Tennessee-None. Georgia-None.
Attendance: 10,523

No. 34 Tasha Humphrey wore No. 50 in honor of injured classmate Rebecca Rowsey

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