Game Thread: #22/24 TENNESSEE VS. HOWARD

#1
Joined
Feb 22, 2016
Messages
7,601
Likes
8,444
#1

Sunday, 2:02PM
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- No. 22/24 Tennessee (9-2) will open a two-game home stand and simultaneously close out the 2019 portion of its schedule on Sunday, as the Lady Vols welcome Howard (8-4) to Thompson-Boling Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 2:02 p.m. ET. This will mark the first time these programs have met on the hardwood.

RECAPPING OUR LAST GAME

  • The No. 23/24 Lady Vols shot a scorching 51.4 percent from the floor and 46.2 percent from behind the arc on Dec. 21, defeating Portland State in Viking Pavilion, 88-61.
  • Sophomore Rae Burrell led Tennessee (9-2) in scoring, narrowly missing a double-double with a career-high 21 points and nine rebounds. Freshman Jordan Horston was close behind, also setting a career high with 20 points.
  • Junior Rennia Davis recorded her tenth rebound of the game just over two minutes into the second half to solidify the 24th double-double of her career. She went on to collect a season-high 13 rebounds while scoring 18 points.
  • Portland State (6-4) was led in scoring by Kylie Jimenez and Desirae Hansen, who finished with 15 and 10, respectively.
NOTES FROM THE LAST GAME

  • Big On The Boards: UT out-rebounded PSU, 56-26, recording its second-highest rebounding margin of the season. Tennessee now has won the rebounding battle in eight of 11 games and is averaging 51.6 rpg. while holding opponents to 35.5 rpg.
  • Burrell Heating Up: Sophomore Rae Burrell scored a career-high 21 points at Portland State. She now has scored in double figures in five of the last eight games, increasing her career high in three of those contests.
  • Jaz Dishing: Sophomore Jazmine Massengill doled out a career-high 10 assists, moving her season average to 4.5 apg. If the season ended today, she would tie with Ariel Massengale for fifth all-time among Lady Vol sophomores.
  • Hot Hand Horston: Freshman Jordan Horston recorded a career-high 20 points against PSU. Nine of those came during a four-and-a-half-minute flurry at the outset of the fourth quarter.
  • Balanced Attack: Ten of UT's 11 active players scored at least two points against the Vikings, while four found their way into double figures (Burrell - 21, Horston - 20, Davis - 18, Key - 11).
  • Big Time Runs: Tennessee posted two 14-0 runs against Portland State, marking its third-longest run of the season and moving its total of 10+ runs to nine on the year.
+++++++++++++++++++++++

VolNation,

Keys to the game:
  • Don't let their shooters go off for a career night! (Williams, Thornton, Edmond, Marsh, Thorpe),,,NO Career nights!
  • They turn the ball over so force defense a little,, especially off the ball denial,, (make steals from reading the passing lane).
  • Be immediate with your shooter-closeouts on and commit to closing out on all dribble-pickups (make them afraid to pick the ball up, thereby dribbling too much = turnovers)
  • They set up the shot with the pass,,24 of 36 baskets were off of assists. So no easy receptions or entries...make them work for every touch
  • They cut to the basket from the weak-side on shots and drives, that is how they get their rebounds...Not from boxing out, instead by avoiding the box-out.
I pulled the game recaps from their last 3 games:
Last three games:


Howard Women’s Basketball Grabs Road Win at George Mason
Bison extend winning streak to four


Guards Ayonna Williams (5'4" G) (Washington) and Jayla Thornton (5'9" G)(Newark, N.J.) led the Bison attack, scoring over 20 points apiece. Williams produced a season-best 28 points, including 21 points after intermission, while the New Jersey was nearly perfect from the floor, tallying 23 points on 9-of-10 shooting, including 5-of-6 from long range. HU took a 25-19 lead after one and ballooned its advantage to double digits, thanks to a long ball from Thornton at the 4:47 mark in the second, 32-22. Mason struggled in the second period, shooting less than 12-percent (2-of-17), while the Bison shot a respectable 47-percent (7-of-15). After taking a 15-point advantage at the break, 42-27, HU saw George Mason chipped away in the third and sliced the margin down to single digits entering the fourth, 63-54.Mason continued to battle back and cut the deficit to a one-possession game with less than four remaining, 72-69, but Williams took control and scored 17 of her 28 points in the fourth to extend HU's winning streak, 86-75. Overall, the Bison shot over 51-percent (31-of-60) from the field



Howard Women’s Basketball Downs East Carolina with Second Half Charge
Bison overcome early deficit to defeat Pirates


GREENVILLE, N.C. (December 16, 2019) – Howard University women's basketball team overcame a 13-point deficit to defeat East Carolina (ECU), 67-51, thanks to a 42-point second half outburst. "Overall, tonight was a solid win," said Howard women's basketball head coach Ty Grace. "We knew tonight's game would be tough because ECU [East Carolina] does a solid job in their press. We started off with a ton of turnovers, but finally settled in the second quarter." With the victory, HU matched its longest winning streak of the season at three while improving to 7-4 overall.Senior guard Sarah Edmond (5'9" G) (Freeport, N.Y.) filled the stat sheet, finishing with a game-high 17 points, nine boards, four assists and four steals. Second-year forward Krislyn Marsh(6"0") (Duncanville, Texas) added 12 points, including 10 points after halftime.





Howard Women’s Basketball Cruises Past Niagara
Bison overpower Purple Eagles


WASHINGTON (December 14, 2019) – Howard University women's basketball team cruised to a 91-42 victory over Niagara inside Burr Gymnasium. With the win, HU improved to 6-4 on the season. Howard dominated all facets of the game, starting on the defensive end. HU scored 25 points on 28 Niagara turnovers while holding the Purple Eagles to only 21-percent (15-of-71) from the floor, including 19-percent (4-of-21) behind the arc. We did a great job getting on them [Niagara] early," said Howard women's basketball head coach Ty Grace. "Everyone did a great job following the scouting report, which led to the defensive effort we put out tonight. Holding them to just 21-percent said a lot about our defense focus." Offensively, the Bison shot 51-percent (36-of-70) from the field, including 50-percent (11-of-22) from long range, and made 36 baskets on 24 assists. "We did a good job sharing the ball," Grace added. "Having 24 assists means you're sharing the ball and finishing plays." Senior guard Sarah Edmond (Freeport, N.Y.) led the attack, posting a season-best 25 points on 9-of-12 shooting, including 5-of-6 from downtown. "Sarah [Edmond] had a tremendous game tonight," said Grace. "[She] came up big on so many possessions and heated up from three and continued to feel it the whole game. Sarah is capable to have that type of performance every night, [and] it's fun to watch." Third-year sharpshooter Jayla Thornton (Newark, N.J.) produced 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting, including 4-of-8 from beyond the arc.

my pick::
Lady Vols 88 Howard 51
 
Last edited:
#4

Volfan2012

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 11, 2012
Messages
17,143
Likes
11,848
#4
Last non conference game we need to show were ready for conference play. I think this is the second game in a row where we score 80 with an 85 to 59 win.
 
#8
Joined
Feb 22, 2016
Messages
7,601
Likes
8,444
#8
No career day for their guards
Extended pressure defense beyond the arc
Clog the passing lanes
Immediate closeouts on picked up dribbles
2-1 assist to turnovers


This is what I am looking for today
 
#9
Joined
Feb 22, 2016
Messages
7,601
Likes
8,444
#9
hoop report:
Lady Vol Hoops Report (12/28/19) - University of Tennessee Athletics

In it she was asked:

On if the players need to be tougher mentally to endure contact getting to the basket:

"Our players are big and strong enough to take some contact. I think it's more of a mindset to get themselves in there and be ok with it. And once they do it a little bit, it will become easier. It's just not natural for a lot of players. It wasn't natural for me as a player, but my teammate Semeka Randall had a great knack for getting to the basket. So, some people do and some people don't, but I think we can continue to work on it and develop it in some of our players."

%%%%%%%%%%%%%

That mindset won't make it.... The mindset has to be "Our players are big and strong enough to give some contact".

You've got to make them WANT to find somebody to run over on the way to the basket
There are drills to get them comfortable with contact, to even help them to learn how to use the contact to their benefit

The first thing I do is run a contact layup line with a human obstacle and see how each of them looks when they attack another player-obstacle.

Do they grimace or do they grin!
 
#10

lvocd

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 29, 2015
Messages
2,650
Likes
6,838
#10
That mindset won't make it.... The mindset has to be "Our players are big and strong enough to give some contact".

You've got to make them WANT to find somebody to run over on the way to the basket
I honestly don’t think we’ve had much of a shortage of players willing to run over people. :oops:
 
Likes: gule

VN Store




Sponsors
 

Top