Burdick’s helping hand

Tennessee’s Cierra Burdick scored 16 points, grabbed seven rebounds and dished out four assists Thursday night against Arkansas, leading the Lady Vols to a 70-60 victory.

Yet it was a single act of kindness by the junior forward that drew as much attention as any of the aforementioned acts. When teammate Andraya Carter slipped to the floor in the second half, Burdick didn’t just retrieve the loose basketball with Arkansas defender Keira Peak lurking. Burdick also helped Carter to her feet before handing the ball back to her.

Burdick linked a YouTube clip of the play Friday on Twitter and tweeted: “This has definitely been the joke of the day. I wasn’t going anywhere without @DrayaNichole!”