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Cats host Tennessee; Vols have won 36 straight in league

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee point guard Ariel Massengale hasn't had much to do with the Lady Volunteers' Southeastern Conference winning streak. The freshman still feels plenty of pressure to keep the run going, though.

The sixth-ranked Lady Vols (12-3, 3-0) have won 36 straight SEC games, including an undefeated run through last year's conference play. On Thursday, they'll travel to ninth-ranked Kentucky (14-2, 3-0) to face the team that perhaps has the best shot of ending that streak.

Since their last conference loss at Georgia on Jan. 21, 2010, the Lady Vols have beaten Kentucky four times, twice in the SEC tournament championship game.

But the Wildcats are boasting SEC bests in points per game (82.4), 3-pointers per game (7.0), scoring margin (plus-25.7), turnover margin (plus-12.9) and steals per game (14.6).

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