TCU Falls To No. 9 Tennessee, 82-55
Dec. 19, 2004
By Elizabeth A. Davis
Knoxville, Tenn. (AP) - Shyra Ely scored 23 points and freshman point guard Sa'de Wiley-Gatewood hit three 3-pointers in her collegiate debut, leading No. 9 Tennessee to an 82-55 victory over TCU on Sunday.
Alexis Hornbuckle added 15 points, Shanna Zolman had 11 and Brittany Jackson 10 for the Lady Vols (7-2), who have won three straight since losing to No. 3 Duke earlier this month.
Sandora Irvin, who became the all-time leading scorer for the Lady Frogs (7-4) last week, had 21 points and 16 rebounds.
TCU fell out of the Top 25 after losing at Arkansas State and Utah and is still looking for its first road win of the season. The Lady Frogs are 0-4 against Tennessee.
Wiley-Gatewood and Hornbuckle - both high school All-Americas - were put in charge of Tennessee's offense in place of senior Loree Moore, who had her tonsils out this month and is expected to be out a few more weeks.
Wiley-Gatewood missed the first six games because of patellar tendinitis and the last two games for breaking team rules.
Hornbuckle started, and Wiley-Gatewood came off the bench to score nine points - all on the 3-pointers. At times, they were both on the court.
The Lady Vols pulled away in the first half. The teams traded the lead six times before halftime with 22-21 being TCU's last lead with 8:55 remaining.