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No. 7 Tennessee cruises past Alabama

Shekinna Stricklen led a balanced attack 56 win over Alabama on Thursday.

Glory Johnson added 13 points and eight rebounds for the Lady Vols (15-5, 6-1 SEC), who rebounded from Monday's 72-44 drubbing at Notre Dame. Kamiko Williams and Isabelle Harrison both finished with 10 points, while Ariel Massengale handed out 11 assists.

Kyra Crosby paced the Crimson Tide (10-11, 0-7), losers of seven straight, with 15 points. They have dropped 38 consecutive games against Tennessee.

The Lady Vols led 22-12 midway through the opening half and never looked back, taking a comfortable 47-32 lead into the break. Johnson had nine points over the opening 20 minutes, as did Cierra Burdick.

The advantage reached 30 on a Harrison jumper with seven minutes remaining and Stricklen lead the reserves down the stretch, finishing with 10 second-half points on 3-of-5 shooting.

In all, the Lady Vols shot 45 percent from the floor and assisted on 22 of 32 field goals. The Crimson Tide, who have not defeated Tennessee since 1984, went 1-of-14 from three-point range and committed 22 turnovers.