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

Knoxville, Tenn.--(UTSports) 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)

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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.


WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 236310721 - local8now.com/a?a=236310721