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Ariel Massengale's hot second half lifts the Lady Vols over Stanford, 59-40

Updated 10 hours, 44 minutes ago

After three straight seasons losing to Stanford before Christmas, the Lady Volunteers head coach and players can go into the holidays with a cheerful spirit.

Senior point guard Ariel Massengale hit all four of her threes in the second half and scored a game-high 18 points in No. 11 Tennessee's 59-40 win at home over No. 7 Stanford on Saturday afternoon.

"Our losing streak coming into the game against Stanford motivated our kids to play hard," third-year head coach Holly Warlick said, who improved to 17-12 against top-25 competition. "Massengale told me before the game that she was tired ...

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Notebook: Defense, Graves' fast start propel Lady Vols past Stanford

Updated 10 hours, 56 minutes ago

As the game turned: The Tennessee Lady Volunteers came out clicking on all cylinders against No. 7 Stanford, jumping out to an early 8-0 lead. The Cardinal quickly answered, though, cutting the lead to one.

Then junior Bashaara Graves got her hand in the passing lane, and deflected a Stanford pass. She didn't stop there, as she dove on the floor to corral the loose ball, and kicked it up ahead to Ariel Massengale for an easy layup.

"(Graves) is a blue collar worker for us, and she leads by example," head coach Holly Warlick said. "And I think ...

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Martin still ‘growing’ as coach

Fri Nov 09, 2012 03:00 a.m.

After an impressive first year at the helm of the Tennessee basketball program, head coach Cuonzo Martin is focused on improving the team and himself.

"As far as our guys are concerned, I like where we are headed as a ...


Warlick true to Lady Vols

Fri Nov 09, 2012 03:00 a.m.

"Holly has it."

Senior Lady Volunteer Kamiko Williams said nothing was lost when first year head coach Holly Warlick took the reigns from Tennessee coaching legend Pat Summitt. Williams said Warlick's years of experience under Summitt has made the ...