For the second time in a week, the Tennessee Lady Vols scored a blowout road win. Here are three takeaways from the women’s basketball Volunteers’ victory.
Using a 19-3 run from the end of the first quarter through the second quarter to take control and go up 28-11, the Tennessee Lady Vols came away with another dominant road win Thursday night. Kellie Harper’s team blew out the Florida Gators 78-50.
The win was the third straight for Rocky Top, which came into the game ranked No. 24 in the AP Poll and No. 25 in the Coaches Poll. They have now improved to 14-3 on the year and 4-1 in the SEC, while Florida falls to 11-7 and 2-3 in SEC play.
Up next for UT is a home game Monday night against the Alabama Crimson Tide. Before looking ahead to that, here are three things we learned from another blowout victory by the Tennessee Lady Vols.
1. Wing scoring still leads the way.
This was really an all-around performance, as the Tennessee Lady Vols went 10-deep. However, the wing players were dominant on offense. Rennia Davis led the way with 18 points, five rebounds and four steals. Off the bench, though, Rae Burrell added another 11 points. This was a consistent thing earlier in the year, and it continues after this dominant win.
2. Tamari Key was dominant with her inside defense.
She only had four points in this game, and it still didn’t matter. Tamari Key came away with an astounding five blocks on the night. She also had nine rebounds, and eight were on the defensive side of the ball. Her inside presence helped shut down Florida’s offense throughout the night, and it’s why UT was up 64-36 with under six minuted to go.
3. Jazmine Massengill looked more like a true point guard than ever before.
While Tamari Key is developing into a true center even as she has an off-game scoring, Jazmine Massengill continues to get better in place of Zaay Green after her season-ending injury. Massengill had only eight points, but it’s because she only took five shots. Most importantly, she had eight assists, and she also had no turnovers. That was huge and a big reason for the blowout.