No. 5 Tennessee 133, Tenn-Martin 60
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ Freshman Kara Lawson scored 23 points, including five 3-pointers, to lead No. 5 Tennessee to a 133-60 victory over Tennessee-Martin on Friday night.
It was the most points ever scored by a Lady Volunteer team, surpassing the 130 points Tennessee ran up on Hawaii Pacific in 1985. And it came against Tennessee coach Pat Summitt’s alma mater.
Amanda Cannon made the record-breaking basket with 6 seconds left, her only points of the game. Summitt, wearing a pantsuit in Tennessee-Martin’s royal blue colors, played her entire bench, and all 13 players scored.
Lawson’s first 3-pointer was the first basket of the game, coming with less than a minute gone. The Lady Vols, 1-1 after an opening loss to No. 2 Louisiana Tech on Sunday, never looked back.
The loss was the first game of the season for Tennessee-Martin, last season’s Ohio Valley Conference co-champion.
Tennessee led 58-26 at halftime, but the Lady Vols’ biggest margin came at the end. The Lady Vols shot 59 percent for the game, to the Skyhawks’ 43 percent.
Tennessee outrebounded Tennessee-Martin 54-21 and scored 56 points off 35 Skyhawks’ turnovers.
Lawson, who hit 7-of-10 from the field, was one of six Lady Vols in double figures. Tamika Catchings had 15, Gwen Jackson 14, Semeka Randall 13, Michelle Snow 12 and Niya Butts 11
Tennessee-Martin was led by Zabrina Harris with seven points.