Knoxville, TN – No. 20/25 Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball moved to 6-0 on the season, defeating the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, 92-51, on Tuesday night at Thompson-Boling Arena.
The Lady Vols were led by junior forward Rennia Davis, who recorded her fourth double-double of the season with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Sophomore Rae Burrell added a career-high 17 points, while junior Kasiyahna Kushkituah chipped in 15 points.
The Golden Lions (0-4) were paced by junior Trasity Totten, who finished the night with 19 points and four rebounds.
Big First Quarter
The UT Lady Vols poured in 26 points during the first quarter against UAPB, their highest point total in any quarter this season. Meanwhile, they held the Golden Lions to just seven points, the fewest scored by any UT opponent in a first quarter this season.
Tennessee’s first four baskets came from four different players, and by halftime, 10 of the 11 active players on UT’s roster had scored at least two points. By the end of the game, Tennessee had seven players with five or more points and three in double figures.
The Tennessee Lady Vols held Arkansas-Pine Bluff scoreless for nearly nine minutes in the second quarter, allowing just four points to tie for the third-fewest points allowed in a quarter all-time. The 11 points allowed in the first half tied for the fifth-fewest points scored by a UT opponent in any game.
The 92 points against the Golden Lions was the highest point total managed by a Lady Vol team since they scored 98 against Murray State on December 28th, 2018. With a field goal percentage of 54.5 percent against UAPB, the Lady Vols posted their highest shooting percentage of the season.
Tennessee’s bench produced a season-high 54 points, outscoring the Golden Lions’ bench by 28 points.
Junior Rennia Davis logged her fourth double-double of the season with 17 points and 11 rebounds. The effort moved her career total to 22, tying her with Shekinna Stricklen, Karla Horton and Shyra Ely for the 11th-most career double-doubles by a Lady Vol.
Next Up For Tennessee Women’s Basketball
The Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball team continues their six-game home stand, hosting Air Force at 2:00pm on Sunday. The contest is one of UT’s Salute to Service games, and current military members and veterans will receive free admission when presenting their military ID. The game will be televised on the SEC Network and broadcast on Lady Vol Network radio stations. Fans can buy tickets at AllVols.com.