Some leftovers from Tennessee’s 67-63 loss at Chattanooga Wednesday night:
— Chattanooga freshman Keiana Gilbert’s 27 points were 10 more than her previous high. Her performance recalled LSU’s Danielle Ballard, a guard with a similar scoring resume who torched Tennessee for a career-high 25 last season.
“That’s what we do,” UT coach Holly Warlick said sarcastically after Wednesday’s loss. “We give everyone the opportunity to get a career high and she took advantage of it. She was outstanding.”
Gilbert hit 11 of 19 shots and grabbed five rebounds while playing the full 40 minutes.
Chattanooga coach Jim Foster described Gilbert as “gifted.”
— Tennessee’s 16-point halftime deficit (37-21) was its biggest since trailing Baylor by 25 on Dec. 18 2012.
— Tennessee’s 37.7 percent shooting from the floor was a season low. The guards shot a combined 8 for 26 (30.7 percent).
— After missing three games with a mild concussion, Jasmine Jones scored 16 of her career-high 19 points in the second half. But the junior forward missed UT’s final shot at tying the score, missing everything on a pull-up jumper off the dribble with five seconds left. Warlick indicated there was an option on the play to feed Bashaara Graves.
“The plan was for me to drive but I took a bad shot,” Jones said.