Behind 18 points from All-American Nikki McCray, the number two ranked Lady
Vols romped over Arkansas 87-67, Tuesday night in Fayetteville.

Tennessee improved its overall record to 21-1 and a perfect 8-0 in the
SEC.

In front of 8,212 Arkansas partisans, the Lady Vols shot 42.4 percent from
the field in jumping out to an early first-half lead. Tennessee took a
35-23 advantage into the locker room -- holding Arkansas to a paltry 27.3
percent from the field.

The second half provided much of the same, as Tennessee heated up even
more, ripping the nets at a clip of over 53 percent. The Razorbacks turned
their game up as well, improving to blistering 55.2 percent.

Despite the hot shooting, Arkansas was able to gain only a little ground,
before falling by 20.

Center Dana Johnson dropped in 13 points, followed by Vonda Ward and Latina
Davis, who chipped in 10 each.

Head coach Pat Summitt's rebounding concerns were somewhat quelled for the
moment, as Tennessee out rebounded the Razorbacks by a 46-25 margin. Ward,
who was surprisingly prolific in the scoring column, was also the Tennessee
leading rebounder with 11. Dana Johnson also hauled in nine boards.

The win over Arkansas was the culmination of a three-game road trip, which
saw the Lady Vols topple in succession Florida, Alabama, and Arkansas.

Next on the schedule, the Lady Vols take on arch-rival Vanderbilt at
Thompson-Boling Arena on Sunday afternoon. The Lady Vols already knocked
off the Lady Commodores in Nashville, back on New Year's Eve 72-70 -- in
front of a season-high crowd of over 13,000. The tip-off is scheduled for
3:00.