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Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball takes down Colorado State, 79-41

 

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee Women’s basketball junior Rennia Davis poured in 23 points to score her 1,000th career point and lead the Lady Vols to a 79-41 win over Colorado State in Thompson-Boling Arena on Wednesday night.

Davis added 11 rebounds to her total to record her fifth double-double of the season. Freshman Jordan Horston also posted a double-double for Tennessee (8-1), scoring 10 points to go along with a career-high 14 rebounds and seven assists. Sophomore Jazmine Massengill and freshman Tamari Key were also in double figures for UT, scoring 16 and 11, respectively. 

Tennessee Women's Basketball junior Rennia Davis scored 23 points in win over Colorado State Wednesday night at Thompson-Boling Arena. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball junior Rennia Davis scored 23 points in win over Colorado State Wednesday night at Thompson-Boling Arena. (UT Athletics)

Colorado State (5-6) was led by redshirt junior Megan Jacobs with 10 points and five rebounds. 

1,000 Point Club: Just over two minutes into the second half, Rennia Davis hit a layup to become the 46th Lady Vol to surpass 1,000 career points. She went on to finish the day with 21 points, moving her career total to 1,007 and passing Michelle Marciniak’s sum of 1,004 to move to 45th on the all-time Lady Vol scoring list. 

Double Double-Doubles
Rennia Davis recorded her fifth double-double of the season and the 23rd of her career against CSU (21 pts./11 rbs.), moving her into 11th all-time for most double-doubles by a Lady Vol. Meanwhile, freshman Jordan Horston recorded the first double-double of her career in grand fashion with 10 points and 14 rebounds while adding seven assists.

Cleaning The Glass
The Lady Vols out-rebounded CSU, 57-24, moving their rebounding margin over opponents to +17.1 on the season. Tennessee now has won the rebounding battle in eight of nine games. UT had entered the contest ranked No. 2 in rebound average and No. 3 in margin.

Massengill Heating Up
After being held to single-digit scoring in the first four games of the season, sophomore Jazmine Massengill has found her way into double digits for three-straight games and in four of the last five contests. Her 16 points against CSU set a new career high. 

Up Next for the Tennessee Lady Vols

The Tennessee Women’s basketball team will be on the road for a two-game West Coast swing, facing No. 1 Stanford at 9:00pm CT on Wednesday before heading on to Portland State for a 4:00pm CT matchup on Saturday. The Stanford game will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Network, while the Portland State contest will be streamed on Pluto TV.


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