Today On Rocky Top: Lady Vols Cruise By Georgia


Jan 5, 2014; Athens, GA, USA; Tennessee Lady Volunteers guard Ariel Massengale (5) and Georgia Bulldogs forward Merritt Hempe (13) go for a rebound during the second half at Stegeman Coliseum. Tennessee defeated Georgia 85-70. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

From ABC News

"Ariel Massengale scored a career-high 28 points and Isabelle Harrison added 18 points and 10 rebounds to help No. 5 Tennessee hold on for an 85-70 victory over No. 19 Georgia on Sunday.The Lady Volunteers (12-2, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) have won six straight and 14 of the last 15 series matchups with Georgia.Krista Donald finished with 18 points and Tiaria Griffin added 15 for the Lady Bulldogs (12-3, 0-2 SEC).During an 8-minute stretch of the second half, Georgia went on a 31-11 run to cut the lead to 76-70 with 1:12 remaining on Merritt Hempe’s two free throws."

From The Times Free Press

"One day after a humbling home loss to North Carolina State last month, Tennessee’s basketball players gathered for a meeting.The Volunteers, then on a two-game losing streak, had stumbled to a 6-4 start and, though there were plenty of games still on the schedule, found themselves backed into a corner."

From The Montgomery Adviser

"Randy Sanders jokes that with his appearance in this year’s BCS Championship Game as Florida State’s quarterbacks coach, he’s now the answer to an obscure trivia question.So, what’s the question to which he is the answer?Name the person who coached in the first BCS Championship Game and will coach in the final edition of the BCS Championship Game and will have a chance to win the last one.That’s right. It’s Sanders, who was Tennessee’s offensive coordinator when the Volunteers won the national championship in 1999. Now, he’s coaching for the school the Vols beat 23-16 for the championship that season."