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
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).