3:00 PM ET, January 18, 2009
No. 15 Tennessee rebounds from slow start to handle Gamecocks again
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Alex Fuller's new jersey was a little bit small, but it didn't hinder her from carrying her team through a slow first half.The 6-foot-3 Fuller, who wore the No. 2 jersey belonging to 5-foot-4 Cait McMahan on Sunday to honor her injured teammate, scored 14 points, lead ennessee (No. 15 ESPN/USA Today, No. 13 AP) to a 68-56 win over South Carolina on Sunday for the 36th consecutive time.
• Pat Summitt earned career win No. 997 as Tennessee beat South Carolina for the 36th straight time, its longest active win streak vs. an SEC opponent.
• Alex Fuller scored a season-high 14 points and Shekinna Stricklen recorded her second career double-double (13 points, 10 rebounds) to lead the Lady Vols.
• Tennessee will play three of its next four games on the road, including trips to No. 8 Auburn and No. 3 Oklahoma.
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Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||22-58 (.379)||27-63 (.429)|
|3P Made-Attempted||7-16 (.438)||3-9 (.333)|
|FT Made-Attempted||5-13 (.385)||11-16 (.688)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||18 (0/0)||15 (0/0)|