FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Shekinna Stricklen matched her
career-high of 26 points to lift No. 5 Tennessee to a 72-53 win
over Arkansas on Sunday.
Stricklen, from Morrilton, Ark., matched her season high of 18
points in the first half to help the Lady Volunteers (21-2, 9-0
Southeastern Conference) win their 12th straight after an overtime
loss at Baylor on Dec. 14.
Tennessee led 39-27 at halftime, sparked by an 8-0 run to close
out the period. Stricklen capped the first-half scoring with her
fourth 3-pointer, during which the Lady Volunteers were 7 of 14
from behind the arc. They finished 9 of 18 on 3-pointers, with
Stricklen connecting on 6 of 9.
Arkansas (16-5, 4-5) opened the second half with a 10-2 run to
close to within 41-37. Sarah Watkins had five of her 15 points
during the run for the Razorbacks, who were outrebounded 42-23 by