The #3-ranked Tennessee Lady Vols (21-2, 8-0 SEC) travels to meet the Auburn Tigers (17-7, 4-4) in a key Southeastern Conference match-up on Thursday night.
The game came be seen on CSS.
Only six games remain for UT in the SEC regular season.
LADY VOLS AT A GLANCE
This is the Lady Vols' 33rd season under Head Coach Pat Summitt...She has compiled a staggering 934-179 overall record... Is just 66 wins away from a remarkable 1,000 career victories...Collected her 900th coaching win with a 80-68 decision over #19-ranked Vanderbilt on Jan. 19, 2006... She passed Dean Smith (879 wins) for most NCAA collegiate basketball wins of all-time with a 75-54 victory over Purdue on Mar. 22, 2005 ...Her 2005-06 squad advanced to the NCAA Elite 8...Finished with a 31-5 overall record and were the SEC Tournament Champions...
This season, UT returned six letterwinners, welcomed a senior manager turned player, two junior college transfers and a pair of rookies...The 2006-07 season marked the Lady Vol debut for former senior manager #10 Elizabeth Curry, JC transfers #00 Shannon Bobbitt and #33 Alberta Auguste...True freshman, #2 Cait McMahan, a 5-4 guard from Maryville, Tenn., and #34 Nicci Moats, a 6-2 forward from Daleville, Va.
THE 4-1-1 ON THE TIGERS
After an offensive flurry from Mississippi State to open the second half, Auburn nursed a single-digit lead for more than 18 minutes to pull out a 63-57 win on Feb. 4 in Starkville, Miss. The win improved Auburn to 17-7 overall and 4-4 in the SEC. AU's DeWanna Bonner carried the Tigers on both ends of the floor, scoring 19 points and grabbing a career-high 15 boards for her 10th double-double of the season. Tamela McCorvey added 12 points, while Jordan Greenleaf netted 10 and blocked a career-high five shots.
ALUMNI WEEKEND COMING UP - 1987 NCAA CHAMPS HONORED
The Tennessee Lady Vols will welcome back the basketball alums Feb. 10-11 with a weekend of activities. Over 50 former players and more than 100 family members will be in attendance. On Sun., Feb. 11, Tennessee will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first NCAA Championship team - the 1987 squad. All alums will be honored at halftime of the UT-Kentucky game. Tip-off is slated for 5:25 p.m. on ESPN2.
OUR SCHEDULE THIS WEEK
This week, the Lady Vols entertained #9/14-ranked Georgia in an ESPN2 "Rivalry Week" match-up on Feb. 5 (a 73-57 UT win). UT travels to Auburn on Feb. 8 and returns home to face Kentucky on Feb. 11 on ESPN2.
LADY VOLS ON TV
A record 21 Lady Vol regular season games are slated for national/regional television this season. Five non-televised games will be available as streaming video with voice-over from Mickey Dearstone on utladyvols.com. UT is 14-2 on TV this season.
ON THIS DAY
UT is 12-3 in games played on Feb. 8. The Lady Vols are 5-2 at home, 7-1 on the road and 0-0 on neutral courts. The last time out on Feb. 8, the Lady Vols registered a 72-58 victory over South Carolina in Knoxville in 2004.
Last year at this time, the Lady Vols were 21-2 and had just defeated Arkansas, 77-37.
PLAYING 15 RANKED TEAMS
Tennessee will play 15 teams in 17 games and five of the nation's top 10 teams who have been ranked at some point this season in the AP and USA TODAY ESPN polls: North Carolina, Duke, UConn, Georgia, LSU, Stanford, Arizona St., Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Arkansas, UCLA, George Washington, Texas Mississippi and Middle Tennessee. All have been ranked or are currently ranked.
UT'S OFFENSIVE OPPORTUNITIES
In all games, this is how Tennessee has shot from the field: 50%FG: Chattanooga (.579), MTSU (.565), Arizona St. (.548), UCLA (.531), ODU/UT-Martin (.509), Stanford (.500); 40%FG: Louisiana Tech (.483), GWU (.482), Alabama1 (.464), Georgia2 (.459), Vandy1 (.458), Alabama2 (.453), Florida (.442), West Virginia (.431), Texas (.429); 30%FG: Georgia1 (.396), Miss. St. (.395), Notre Dame (.381), USC (.379), UConn (.371), North Carolina (.362), Duke (.361)
DEEE ----- FENSE
In all games, this is how the opposition has shot from the field: 50%FG: none, 40%FG: Duke (.491), GWU (.472), Arizona St. (.469), Stanford (.456), MTSU (.453), UCLA (.451), North Carolina (.444), Vandy1 (.438), UConn (.433), Chattanooga (.431), Miss. State (.409), Notre Dame (.407), 30%FG: ODU (.396), Georgia2 (.380), Alabama2 (.378), Alabama1 (.369), West Virginia (.352), USC (.349), Florida (.345), Georgia1 (.319), Texas (.308); 20%FG: Louisiana Tech (.295), UT-Martin (.204)
2006-07 WON-LOSS DIFFERENTIAL
Wins: +56 (1), +36 (2), +30 (1), +29 (2), +24 (2), +23 (2), +22 (1), +21 (2), +17 (1), + 16 (2), +15 (1), +11 (1), + 10 (1), +9 (1), +6 (1). Losses: -13 (1), -4 (1)
Paint the Town Orange
Sunday vs. Kentucky!
UPCOMING OPPONENT - KENTUCKY
The Kentucky Wildcats (15-9, 4-5 SEC) saw junior guard Samantha Mahoney tally a team-high 21 points to lead four UK players in double figure scoring as the Wildcats held off a late Florida charge for an 84-74 win in Memorial Coliseum in Lexington on Feb. 4. Kentucky, which broke a three-game losing streak with the win, led by 18 points (71-53) with 4:38 left in the game when the Gators began their comeback. Florida went on a 19-6 run over the next 3:27 to pull within five, 77-72 with 1:26 remaining in the game. The Wildcats, however, made 7-of-8 clutch free throws in the final minute. Kentucky, which shot a season-best 51.9 percent (28-of-54) from the field, also won the rebound battle by 13 (44-31), its second-largest rebounding margin in SEC play this season.
DOUBLED-UP ALABAMA AND GEORGIA IN SEC PLAY
The Lady Vols have picked up two wins over Alabama and Georgia this season. Tennessee has already picked up one win over Vanderbilt and will face the Commodores again on Feb. 25.
The Auburn Tigers are currently wedged in the middle of the pack of the SEC standings with a 4-4 record. AU entered the SEC portion of the schedule sporting a 13-3 slate in non-conference play. During the first two weeks versus conference opposition, Auburn post a loss then a win. The pattern was broken in week three losing back-to-back games to Kentucky and LSU. Since that time, the Tigers have won two straight defeating Alabama and Mississippi St.