No. 9 Tennessee hits 15 threes, beats Lamar 99-55

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Meighan Simmons scored 28 points and set a Tennessee record with eight 3-pointers as the No. 9 Lady Volunteers beat Lamar 99-55 on Wednesday night.

Simmons, a freshman who has scored in double digits every game this season, opened with back-to-back 3s and had 17 points by halftime.

The Lady Vols (7-1) grabbed a 12-0 lead as Lamar missed its first nine shots before Monique Whittaker hit a layup with 15:12 left in the half. The Lady Cardinals (5-2) committed 29 turnovers, leading to 33 points for Tennessee.

The Lady Vols shot 7 of 13 from behind the arc to take a 49-27 halftime lead. They finished with 15 3-pointers, tying a school record.

Shekinna Striklen scored 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for Tennessee.


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  • by Wade Location: Maine on Dec 2, 2010 at 10:17 PM
    The smaller quicker team seems to have players that can come in and contribute...wonder how it will fair against Baylor and Texas??? I think it can out run ODU and Texas...but Baylor...their inside game against our outside game. What is the status of Avant?? We need her speed and slashing ability..she needs to play and develop...was really happy to see the plays and points out of Williams...big that she develops...so much talent..and Glory Johnson...is progressing nicely...and stepping up to be what we all know she can be.

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