Ariel Massengale hit all six of her shots and scored a career-high 19 points for Tennessee on Tuesday night.
Still, she shared the spotlight with a fellow guard who had but two points.
No problem. All of the Lady Vols were glad to make room for Kamiko Williams, who returned less than six months after major surgery on her left knee.
On a chilly night, her appearance added a warm touch to Tennessee's 90-47 women's basketball victory over Chattanooga before an announced crowd of 11,754 at Thompson-Boling Arena.
"I had kind of the jitterbugs at the beginning," Williams said. "I don't know if my team noticed, but I was bouncing off the wall. It's great to be back."
The 5-foot-11 junior, who underwent reconstructive surgery on July 22 to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament, had four assists, three rebounds and two steals in 16 minutes
Even the one basket was an instant reminder of her athleticism. Moments after checking in with 7:05 left in the first half, Williams flashed to the basket, soared to snag an offensive rebound and scored.
"We didn't know if we were going to possibly redshirt her still or play her," UT associate head coach Holly Warlick said. "With Taber (Spani) out, it kind of pushed the issue for us.
"She really wanted to get back on the court, and I thought for the most part, other than getting winded, it was great to see her back. You see what we missed."
Williams conceded that she benefited from not having any collateral damage to go with the ACL tear. Her blithe nature might have factored into her recovery, too.
"Well, when I first hurt myself, I called my mom and I was just crying," Williams said. "I broke down. I got frustrated. She told me I've got to keep my spirits up, and I'm the type of person that I'm happy-go-lucky anyways."
No. 6 Tennessee (10-3) didn't ask too much of Williams — or anyone, for that matter. The team is in the midst of four games in eight days. A date with SEC rival Georgia is looming on Thursday.
With the busy schedule in mind, everyone other than Williams played at least 17 minutes but nobody logged more than 24.
Along with Massengale, fellow freshman Isabelle Harrison was in double figures with 13 points. Meighan Simmons and Glory Johnson had 10 apiece. With 13 rebounds, Johnson recorded her third consecutive double-double.
Former Lady Vol Faith Dupree led Chattanooga (8-4) with 17 points. The Lady Mocs never recovered from the first half, when they shot 20.7 percent from the floor (6 for 29) and went more than 12 minutes between baskets at one point.
"We had the deer-in-the-headlights look," Chattanooga coach Wes Moore said.
UT's Massengale, on the other hand, had the look of a deadeye. Four of her baskets were 3-pointers.
"Just having confidence," the freshman point guard said. "That's pretty much what it comes down to. So I think shooting is 100 percent confidence."
As if adding a guard like Williams wasn't enough satisfaction for one night, Warlick also was pondering the added dimension of Massengale's marksmanship.
"If Ariel shoots the ball the way she (did)," Warlick said, "we're a very, very good basketball team."