(7) Tennessee 86

(15-5, 6-1 SEC)

Alabama 56

(10-11, 0-7 SEC)

    9:00 PM ET, January 26, 2012

    Coleman Coliseum, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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    #7TENN 47 3986
    ALA 32 2456

    Top Performers

    Tennessee: S. Stricklen 14 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Stl

    Alabama: K. Crosby 15 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Blk

    No. 9 Lady Vols rebound from Monday's whipping to crush Alabama

    Associated Press

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Tennessee was determined to bounce back from the second-worst loss in program history. With a matchup against slumping Alabama, it was an easy task.

    Shekinna Stricklen scored 14 points and Glory Johnson added 13 to lead the Lady Vols (No. 9 ESPN/USA Today, No. 7 AP) to an 86-56 win over the Crimson Tide on Thursday night.

    Kamiko Williams and Isabelle Harrison chipped in 10 points apiece for the Lady Vols (15-5, 6-1 Southeastern Conference), who rebounded from a 72-44 setback at No. 2 Notre Dame on Monday.

    "We were happy with the pace we played," Tennessee assistant coach Holly Warlick said. "Obviously, we wanted to score. We wanted an up-tempo game. I thought the first half, Alabama hung tough with us."

    Kyra Crosby had 15 points and five rebounds as the Crimson Tide (10-11, 0-7 SEC) lost their seventh straight.

    Tennessee jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the game's first 2 minutes and was comfortably ahead for most of the opening half. The Vols led by 15 points at the break.

    "To have a good start, I think that helps our team a lot, gives us a lot of confidence and warns people for next time," Johnson said.

    The Vols had only four turnovers compared to Alabama's eight. Tennessee also won the rebounding battle 24-17.

    "What I thought happened in the first half is if we'd made some free throws, maybe kept the score a little bit closer, it might've been a different type basketball game," Alabama coach Wendell Hudson said. "But from the effort standpoint, Tennessee is a very good basketball team, and I thought we competed."

    Tennessee scored 25 points off 22 turnovers, including 11 steals.

    The Vols shot 45 percent from the field (32-of-71) but just 21 percent on 3-point attempts (4-of-19). Alabama's performance from long range was much worse; the Tide went 1-for-14.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 86 56
    FG Made-Attempted 32-71 (.451) 22-55 (.400)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-19 (.211) 1-14 (.071)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-25 (.720) 11-22 (.500)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 33 0

    Game Leaders

    PointsS. Stricklen 14K. Crosby 15
    ReboundsG. Johnson 8M. Perkins 7
    AssistsA. Massengale 11K. Lee 4
    StealsB. Bass 5K. Lee 1
    BlocksI. Harrison 2K. Crosby 3

    2011-12 Season

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